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voicedrifter
Hey wigglers,

I hope this is not considered spammy self promotion, but I just wanted to leave a note to let you know that I have started a little vlog on my Youtube channel to document my first Eurorack case build. Hopefully I won't be crucified as much as Andrew Huang razz

Any way, let me know what you think, including any ideas, suggestions, or constructive criticism on where to take this. Full disclosure: I've actually got about 9 episodes pre-recorded already so there should be a pretty steady stream of content over the next few weeks if the reception in the Youtube community is positive.

Cheers,
Ryan

mgscheue
Nicely done! I look forward to more. (And from Andrew, too.)
Ranstedt
voicedrifter wrote:
Hey wigglers,

I hope this is not considered spammy self promotion

Considering you became a member just last month, have only 7 posts, and are promoting your youtube channel, I don't know what else to call it. lol

voicedrifter wrote:
Any way, let me know what you think, including any ideas, suggestions, or constructive criticism on where to take this.

First and foremost, do it for yourself and not as a way to get views / likes. Be genuine. Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Don't be too long winded. Edit to make the video more entertaining.

I really enjoyed Molton Modular's videos of him getting into modular. He's openly candid, has a great personality, and seems like he's having fun even though he admits at times that he might not always know what he's doing and the mistakes he makes. It comes across as very genuine to me. Overall I find him entertaining. I see the passion he has for this new journey he's taking.

Some of his videos...

Molten Modular 01 - Introduction to Eurorack Modular synthesis series
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkr97N4jMEE

Molten Modular 06 - Choosing your first Eurorack modules
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjFqI1yBMfo

Molten Modular 07 - Installing my first row of Eurorack modules
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUORuDjbM9s

Molten Modular 08 - Update on the Eurorack journey so far
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCkQ4YQDx0s

Molten Modular 11 - My second row of Eurorack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvaY6k4gww4

Molten Modular 14 - The inevitable 3rd row of Eurorack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j_R2i5eHME
Joe.
You almost have like 10,000 subscribers eek!

That was actually going to be my NewYears Resolution/goal for 2017-2018 hihi
cptnal
+1 for Robin Vincent's Molten Modular. He's been with me all the way and made it acceptable to not know what you're doing. zombie

And good luck to voicedrifter with your vlog. I'll give it its due attention later. thumbs up
mgscheue
A big fan of Molten, too.
voicedrifter
Yes, I am definitely a fan of Robin's style, and have been through all of his videos myself. While I definitely would love to put my own spin on things, I've been taking down similar notes on his authenticity and humble tone. Thanks gents!
Zube
voicedrifter wrote:
Hey wigglers,

I hope this is not considered spammy self promotion, but I just wanted to leave a note to let you know that I have started a little vlog on my Youtube channel to document my first Eurorack case build. Hopefully I won't be crucified as much as Andrew Huang razz

Any way, let me know what you think, including any ideas, suggestions, or constructive criticism on where to take this. Full disclosure: I've actually got about 9 episodes pre-recorded already so there should be a pretty steady stream of content over the next few weeks if the reception in the Youtube community is positive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIQs_eY4me8

Cheers,
Ryan


As someone with only a couple modular years under my belt, I wouldn't feel comfortable "teaching" others about it without many years more experience. Maybe in person, just the basics to a person completely lost. I wouldn't take piano lessons from someone who started playing a few months ago. We already have an overload of great YouTube people doing demos, tutorials. We have a ton of great basic patching videos. We already have the clickbait and the "how to get into modular" stuff too.

With only a few months in, what do you have to offer that is different? Is your goal entertainment, or instruction? Are you trying to be an artist, a presenter, promote another buisness/channel, or gain other employment? Is it about teaching others, or getting money and hits? Nothing fundamentally wrong with any of these reasons. But you can see the people that are beloved and respected are all about the former (teaching) far more than the latter(money).

I see what you're talking about wrt Andrew Huang threads... I'd say he was pretty thoroughly welcomed by most... Most people here vigorously defended him.

As a suggestion, make longer videos (20min+) that thoroughly cover a single topic or module, in a clear, complete way. A good example would be Frank Murder's 3-part VCA video... Or Raul's World of Synths... I find I watch less specific module videos and more interested in "general technique" videos.

Good luck and I look forward to see what your other topics will be.
Joe.
Zube wrote:
As someone with only a couple modular years under my belt, I wouldn't feel comfortable "teaching" others about it without many years more experience. . . . With only a few months in, what do you have to offer that is different?


I think that one of the most overlooked aspects of modular patching is all of the different approaches to patching that there are. You often see feedback from people along the lines of "I have that same module combo, but approach it like this..."

It's easy to experience in person if you know someone else with a modular, or you have a friend you trust with yours occasionally, but the nature of the hobby is there are more wigglers online than one person could ever hope to meet in real life.

Seeing Youtubers with small (approachable) rigs is perfect for watching how other people approach sound goals. It doesn't matter how much experience they have.
Dcramer
Welcome to Muff’s w00t
The Eurorack video world is getting pretty cramped these days but I’m sure that anything innovative will be welcomed.
These days, short videos that persuade Eurorack users to buy a specific new module are all the rage.
I don’t really see that trend abating anytime soon so the question is; will there be enough new modules released to satisfy the demand of YouTube video makers lol
woah
Personally, I’ve only ever been interested in advancing the state of the art of patching but these tend to be tricky videos to create, trying to explain a network of changing voltages in an educational way isn’t an easy task and may not hold the attention of new users who tend to think of Eurorack modules as being like big fancy guitar pedals that one simply strings together.
waah
Given your experience with DAWs, you may find your niche in video examples of modular hardware to software integration.
Good luck! w00t
smetak
Molten Modular is great! The guy has a natural talent for what he does - the series is a real pleasure to watch - big-time fan!
voicedrifter
Zube wrote:

As someone with only a couple modular years under my belt, I wouldn't feel comfortable "teaching" others about it without many years more experience.


Not defending or trying to argue; just love the discussion topic. I have to disagree a bit. I think there are varying degrees of mastery that can be conveyed by people of different levels. While it may not be of interest to a master wiggler, there's a much larger audience out there for the 101-type lessons that any one of us could offer. For the more experienced, I'd say one (not necessarily me) with experience making well-produced, effectively communicated, and entertaining content can often more than make up for any gap in knowledge. I suppose the debate there would just be whether or not that's just a superficial layer of sheen.

With that said, those videos take a lot of time and effort to get right, and I suspect the majority of my content will be more of a "holy shit, look what I just did 5 minutes ago by randomly plugging this cable into this hole" than a 20 minute tutorial. I find modular to be a very visually-magnetic art form, and I'm more inclined to upload a clean recording + video to YouTube with a little knob-twiddling than to upload tracks to SoundCloud. What a waste of all those flashing lights that would be, hey!?!

Zube wrote:

With only a few months in, what do you have to offer that is different? Is your goal entertainment, or instruction? Are you trying to be an artist, a presenter, promote another buisness/channel, or gain other employment? Is it about teaching others, or getting money and hits?


Obviously the goal for many is "to become a successful YouTuber". To stand out you want to offer a commodity that brings the most value. Personally, I've never really gone for that. I make good money elsewhere, and I'm not trying to build a career off this stuff.

As someone that has watched the view/subscriber counts and comments on their semi-successful channel over the years, I know exactly which types of content will be home runs. A sexy video on making your own acapella tracks for remixes is going to have a lot more mainstream value than one on how to create unique and interesting polyrhythmic/tuplet beats, or the utilitarian stuff like how to effectively save and manage midi-to-vst-parameter mappings in Ableton Live. But that hasn't stopped me from making the latter simply because it was interesting enough at the time to hit the record button, and that's genuine.

For me, personally, YouTube is first and foremost a social network, and the stuff I throw up there is the stuff I want to share with my close network of friends, with the added benefit allowing a wider audience to opt-in if they'd like. Just as with my friends and family, I'm only really going to talk about what is current and interesting to me, and right now that is Eurorack. So I may not be any of those things you listed; I'm just a regular dude hanging out in the space rather than trying to become the next massive YouTube success story. Like I said above, the primary goal will likely just be to share a patch or two with a handful of friends outside of the room other than my cat and my annoyed wife. razz
Zube
voicedrifter wrote:

I think there are varying degrees of mastery that can be conveyed by people of different levels. While it may not be of interest to a master wiggler, there's a much larger audience out there for the 101-type lessons that any one of us could offer. For the more experienced, I'd say one (not necessarily me) with experience making well-produced, effectively communicated, and entertaining content can often more than make up for any gap in knowledge. I suppose the debate there would just be whether or not that's just a superficial layer of sheen.


I'm not so sure the definition of "mastery" is so flexible. That's a pretty loose definition! Sure there's a larger audience of beginners, but they're already well served. What are you trying to do here? Make money, get an audience, teach, stay in touch with friends, or all of them at once? There are better ways to make money, or stay in touch with friends.

The ability to create a clean YouTube vid doesn't mean anything if what you're telling people is incorrect or incomplete. As a stone cold beginner, how would you know that your method of building a case is 4x more expensive and trouble than just buying one, just as one example? Another being the amount of new people to modular who think they absolutely need output modules first, without looking at the other stuff they already own first- perhaps recommending a $200 output module to people, and them not having a VCA or an LFO, for another example.

Everyone can of course learn a lot from beginners. And I get what you're saying about all levels of skill having something to offer. But everyone does the same things, same topics. Why not offer what you do that is special and unique to you.

voicedrifter wrote:
With that said, those videos take a lot of time and effort to get right, and I suspect the majority of my content will be more of a "holy shit, look what I just did 5 minutes ago by randomly plugging this cable into this hole" than a 20 minute tutorial.


There are literally thousands of people doing this, what makes what you're doing more interesting? I think that's a pretty valid question for someone looking for advice. What about you makes you interesting? Molten Modular, he's got his touchscreen angle, Flux and his podcast empire have the angle of coming from sample-based, hip-hop, consultation background. DivKid is a music teacher, multi-instrumentalist, if I'm remembering right. Colin Benders is one of the few people doing melodic music with multiple distinct parts and a lot of complicated ideas. Way too many more to list. Whether I like their music is not important, because I learn a lot from their content, and I appreciate the hard work they and many others do on so many levels. The angle I get from looking at your channel, of "software synth dude talking about his new Eurorack" is thoroughly saturated. As stated above, there are few people talking specifics about euro sync to DAW.


voicedrifter wrote:
Obviously the goal for many is "to become a successful YouTuber". To stand out you want to offer a commodity that brings the most value. Personally, I've never really gone for that. I make good money elsewhere, and I'm not trying to build a career off this stuff.

As someone that has watched the view/subscriber counts and comments on their semi-successful channel over the years, I know exactly which types of content will be home runs.


This does sound like someone who is trying to build a career off of this stuff, and that's the tone of your first video, it sounds like you want to build a following and do that semi-successful channel again, on a bigger level, to a wide audience, which is fine. But you should be clear about your intentions from the start, if not to the outside, then to yourself. If you already know what content is going to be a home run, then why are you asking the forum?


voicedrifter wrote:

For me, personally, YouTube is first and foremost a social network, and the stuff I throw up there is the stuff I want to share with my close network of friends, with the added benefit allowing a wider audience to opt-in if they'd like.


See I think the vast majority of people who would watch your videos, YouTube is a video content platform. To me a social network like Instagram or Twitter, don't have the "content creation --> audience" trajectory that YouTube does.

You say in your response you're just going to do 5 minute wiggles but in your OP you say you have nine videos already on deck... what are the topics you'll be discussing, or what techniques are you using in the wiggles?

If I seem a little brutal, I apologize. It's just that you're using the YouTube marketing terms, yet say you're doing this for love and don't care about that angle. That's ok, but it sends a bit of a mixed message. I have quite a few people in my life that do the YouTube thing- some professionally full time at high levels, some that try desperately to do it full time but never will, and one who wrote the book on youtube marketing (no, they actually co-wrote one of the marketing books everyone uses and copies.) I'm starting an Ableton based project for the first time in a couple of weeks, and I'll definitely take a look at your previous videos. I apologize for the "tough love" and if you're doing videos & music in the vein of the examples you used in your video, then I'm down to check it all out
Ranstedt
Dcramer wrote:
Welcome to Muff’s w00t
The Eurorack video world is getting pretty cramped these days but I’m sure that anything innovative will be welcomed.

I'm actually starting a youtube modular project on the 1st. It's unlike anything I've ever seen regarding modular. Time consuming Dead Banana We'll see. I'm fantastic at starting things I don't finish.
voicedrifter
Ranstedt wrote:

I'm actually starting a youtube modular project on the 1st. It's unlike anything I've ever seen regarding modular. Time consuming Dead Banana We'll see. I'm fantastic at starting things I don't finish.

Subscribed my friend!
JohnLRice
Welcome to Muff's voicedrifter! w00t

Your video was nicely produced and I'm sure you'll do well. thumbs up
voicedrifter
JohnLRice wrote:
Welcome to Muff's voicedrifter! w00t

Your video was nicely produced and I'm sure you'll do well. thumbs up

Thank you for the kind welcome John. I made my way over to your YouTube channel and was just blown away; consider me a fan. Definitely what one can aspire to!
JohnLRice
voicedrifter wrote:
JohnLRice wrote:
Welcome to Muff's voicedrifter! w00t

Your video was nicely produced and I'm sure you'll do well. thumbs up

Thank you for the kind welcome John. I made my way over to your YouTube channel and was just blown away; consider me a fan. Definitely what one can aspire to!
Thanks for the kind words! cool

Sometimes I feel I'm just not doing things "right" though? hmmm..... After over 8 years and over 400 videos posted, I have a little over 2,000 subscribers which I'm very pleased by and thankful for we're not worthy headbang Hug but seems low when compared to the high subscription level many many other channels that have been up a much shorter time and have far fewer videos. seriously, i just don't get it

Now, I'm mainly just in competition with myself and 'talking out loud' here but I've noticed things people do on popular channels that I rarely do myself:

Hearing The Person Talking: people love to listen to someone talk about anything, from just rambling about their average day to describing something in detail. I've only talked in a handful of my videos and usually opt for putting text descriptions on screen when needed since I'm usually demonstrating audio things, it makes sense not to talk over the top of it. But I suppose just having text makes my videos less useful/entertaining for people who don't like to read and especially for those who can't if English isn't their native language? I'm sure that hearing/speaking a foreign language is a different skill set than reading/writing one so . . . a lot of people from non-English speaking countries can probably make out what an English speaker is talking about but English text just looks like nonsensical scribbles? d'oh!

Watching People: People like watching people do things, it is interesting and often the easiest way to learn. Watching people as they talk is especially interesting and entertaining.

Consistency: While I do certain things in my videos so someone should have no doubt it's one of my videos (mainly the beginning and ending logo) my content varies a lot. Sometimes my videos are half assed and poorly produced and sometimes they are detailed and carefully produced. Sometimes I do product demos, sometimes music videos, sometimes something in-between and sometimes I'm just messing around randomly and throw that up on my channel. Sometimes I do drones, sometimes melodic compositions, sometimes noise, usually instrumental but occasionally with vocals. Video length varies greatly, anywhere from 2 minutes to 30 minutes. So . . .I'm sure I lose a lot of subscribers because they may like one thing I did and subscribe but then the next several videos are nothing like it so unsubscribe.

OK, morning coffee is wearing off! meh lol Food for thought for all YouTubers? spinning
esko997
Dcramer wrote:
trying to explain a network of changing voltages in an educational way isn’t an easy task


You do a great job Dcramer, the flowcharts help a lot. Can only imagine how long it takes not only to do up the patch, but to be charting/tracking it the whole time as well.
InterPhase
I may be in the minority here, but my number one pet peeve about youtube videos in general, not just modular content, is the editing done where all pauses and breaks between sentences are cut away leaving the presenter coming across as ultra-hyperactive and annoying. Just about every single youtuber who does edit their videos is doing exactly this, so maybe it's just me..?

That said, I welcome more modular synth content and look forward to see what you come up with next! smile
Dcramer
JohnLRice wrote:
voicedrifter wrote:
JohnLRice wrote:
Welcome to Muff's voicedrifter! w00t

Your video was nicely produced and I'm sure you'll do well. thumbs up

Thank you for the kind welcome John. I made my way over to your YouTube channel and was just blown away; consider me a fan. Definitely what one can aspire to!
Thanks for the kind words! cool

Sometimes I feel I'm just not doing things "right" though? hmmm..... After over 8 years and over 400 videos posted, I have a little over 2,000 subscribers which I'm very pleased by and thankful for we're not worthy headbang Hug but seems low when compared to the high subscription level many many other channels that have been up a much shorter time and have far fewer videos. seriously, i just don't get it

Now, I'm mainly just in competition with myself and 'talking out loud' here but I've noticed things people do on popular channels that I rarely do myself:

Hearing The Person Talking: people love to listen to someone talk about anything, from just rambling about their average day to describing something in detail. I've only talked in a handful of my videos and usually opt for putting text descriptions on screen when needed since I'm usually demonstrating audio things, it makes sense not to talk over the top of it. But I suppose just having text makes my videos less useful/entertaining for people who don't like to read and especially for those who can't if English isn't their native language? I'm sure that hearing/speaking a foreign language is a different skill set than reading/writing one so . . . a lot of people from non-English speaking countries can probably make out what an English speaker is talking about but English text just looks like nonsensical scribbles? d'oh!

Watching People: People like watching people do things, it is interesting and often the easiest way to learn. Watching people as they talk is especially interesting and entertaining.

Consistency: While I do certain things in my videos so someone should have no doubt it's one of my videos (mainly the beginning and ending logo) my content varies a lot. Sometimes my videos are half assed and poorly produced and sometimes they are detailed and carefully produced. Sometimes I do product demos, sometimes music videos, sometimes something in-between and sometimes I'm just messing around randomly and throw that up on my channel. Sometimes I do drones, sometimes melodic compositions, sometimes noise, usually instrumental but occasionally with vocals. Video length varies greatly, anywhere from 2 minutes to 30 minutes. So . . .I'm sure I lose a lot of subscribers because they may like one thing I did and subscribe but then the next several videos are nothing like it so unsubscribe.

OK, morning coffee is wearing off! meh lol Food for thought for all YouTubers? spinning


I love your vids John, and as someone with an even smaller following than you, let me give you some hot tips on my race to the bottom!
Firstly, like you, I never speak in any videos.
Second, and this is the real killer, I never do ‘product’ videos. I don’t showcase new modules or chase after news about them; I do patching videos as part of my mission is to simply help newcomers focus on what’s important.
I put in boring little diagrams to illustrate (as Strange did) the universality of modular concepts.
I try to create actual real musical examples that demonstrate the modular actually doing something sad banana and guess what, the more polished and complete the musical work is, the less anyone pays attention.
And of course, the number one way to ensure that no one watches your YouTube channel: make patching videos with old, dated, Eurorack modules!
Yup, if I traded it all in for some MU, Bookla, or Serge I’d be the prince of patching, but shake one old Doepfer or Livewire module in their faces and you might as well call yourself Fatty Arbuckle! This is fun! lolspew
So why do we do it?
Why put ourselves thru so much hassle for such a small audience?
Well, I actually do have a motivation, but only one of my subscribers has noticed. w00t
mgscheue
I love your videos, John and Dcramer. Maybe a relatively small audience, but very much appreciated. I just discovered Dinko Klubucar’s videos yesterday, too. I like his relaxed, building block approach.
JakoGreyshire
Good Luck voicedrifter

My favorite Youtubers have to be Pomplamoose Music..

Have you seen them? Making Video songs.. I was hooked, like 8 or 9 years ago..

I think Later on Jack Conte, from Pomplamoose, actually created Patreon!

If you have not seen them, well, here are some of my favorites..

P.S. I only like showing my modular in my videos... whatever.. seriously, i just don't get it

And you guys rock in your videos! Dcramer and JohnLRice, I always sit up straight and pay heed when you're around.. Thanks for being a part of this community!

P.P.S. Sorry for the video Bombs... Just got me thinking about youtubers and I thought people should know about Pomplamoose.. I can't believe time fly's so fast...



This video got a crazy ton of hits because they released it soon after Beyonce.. hihi

If you watch this one please watch it all the way through...It's funny the way she changes the lyrics..



Just really good music productions really..



This one is short and funny!! Good camera tricks too..



They got better over the years....







Jack Conte's stuff is super Rad! The end of this video is wicked!





voicedrifter
JakoGreyshire wrote:
My favorite Youtubers have to be Pomplamoose Music..

Solid content drop mate, yeah I've been fan of Pomplamoose since their very first video (or at least the original one that went super viral way back in the day). Jack Conte has gone on to do amazing things for the community, mad respect. Patreon is well on its way to being the ultimate platform for sustainable income for professional content creators if YouTube keeps going down the toilet.
ben_hex
Welcome voicedrifter and nice one on all the Ableton videos leading up to your break and now modular ventures too. Looking forward to your videos.
Nutritional Zero
A fellow Canadian! Your accent is pretty neutral so I’m going to say... Ontario?
zamzam
Dcramer wrote:

Personally, I’ve only ever been interested in advancing the state of the art of patching but these tend to be tricky videos to create, trying to explain a network of changing voltages in an educational way isn’t an easy task and may not hold the attention of new users who tend to think of Eurorack modules as being like big fancy guitar pedals that one simply strings together.
waah
w00t


yeah, i second this
22tape
Welcome Voicedrifter! Do it for yourself, not for anyone on Muff's or the internet. Otherwise you'll miserable... you know, like most people on the internet Rockin' Banana!
voicedrifter
Nutritional Zero wrote:
A fellow Canadian! Your accent is pretty neutral so I’m going to say... Ontario?

Haha, I am impressed. I currently live in Alberta but was born and raised in Ontario!

Thank you everyone else for the kind words of encouragement, it means a lot.
voicedrifter
As suggested by a few people in my other thread, I'm probably just going to let that one fall into the abyss and will just continue updating this one with my new videos to avoid spamming too many topics on this forum.

So I'll just drop vid #2 here as well:

voicedrifter
Hey everyone, I threw videos #3 and #4 up on YouTube, related to my DIY case build!


peripatitis
I have to be honest, if it is about knowledge a tiny diagram can probably provide more useful info about modulars than 30 minutes of video presentation. But that requires action from the receiver not just passiveness plus it lets the consumer-beast within us hungry and unsatisfied...
Who cares about analysing a dcramer's patch when one undeniably has to listen to one more filter knobled in action?

Imo video is a bad medium for anything aural related but on the other hand there is not much interest in the aural experience in 2017, probably even musicians and composers see the music through some sort of video instead of listening to it..
cptnal
I've no idea what peripatitis is talking about, but I think I disagree. I enjoyed watching those last two, especially the case build one. Your enthusiasm and excitement is infectious, and it has me interested enough to follow you on your journey. This is fun!
peripatitis
cptnal wrote:
I've no idea what peripatitis is talking about, but I think I disagree. I enjoyed watching those last two, especially the case build one. Your enthusiasm and excitement is infectious, and it has me interested enough to follow you on your journey. This is fun!


Well for one i am not talking about the specific videos from voicedrfiter but a general trend i have noticed regarding many youtube/eurorack videos.

I much more prefer something like nav's approach when he used to do some module reviews. A bried explanation in text and sound. A msucian should be able to make his mind by auraly auditioning a module, no need for a video...)

Videos i find are closer to my primitive gas-instinct and i tend to approach most of them as a paid or aspiring to a paid adds in the sense that they can be informative but never educational and evenif they do offer some educational purpose they are highly inefficiant in transfering that across and in most cases that knowledge tends to be quite superficial...


Anyway i am curious though what you find useful in the enthousiam and excitement of a video presenter (not necessarily noicedrifters in this case)?
cptnal
There are certainly a lot of videos around, and some are more useful than others. What's useful to me won't necessarily be useful to you, and vice versa (and that's just talking about utility rather than entertainment value, which is probably a "use" in itself hmmm..... ). I guess the more videos there are the more likely it is you'll find one to your own taste.

If someone's enthusiastic about something you get the sense that they have a genuine interest in what they're doing, rather than "just" for the money (we all have to eat!). Subconsciously it tickles that part of your brain that asks, "what's he's so excited about, and why?" Mylar Melodies is another good example - he obviously loves using the modules he demos, so you want to be similarly excited.

This is fun!
voicedrifter
peripatitis wrote:
they can be informative but never educational and evenif they do offer some educational purpose they are highly inefficiant in transfering that across and in most cases that knowledge tends to be quite superficial...

I couldn't disagree more. I'm not saying my videos are of any level of quality, but its undeniable that guys like DivKid and Mylar are doing the lord's work in this regard. At least as a beginner, their content has been invaluable in learning about modular techniques at a high-level as well as certain modules before I buy them. I'd be very surprised if seasoned veterans couldn't pick up some cool tricks from them too; saying that they are "never" educational seems a little close-minded...

All of that aside though, I find modular videos to have a high entertainment value, and they have much more potential for visual engagement than something like just watching someone produce in software for an hour. I agree that there's no substitute for quality time spent practicing your own instrument, but also sometimes you just want to kick back on the couch and fly through a playlist of some performances. Maybe it is GAS, but the visuals of all the blinking lights and patching compliment the music quite nicely in a lot of cases.

I've been loving this Rheyne guy's stuff lately, and not for the fact that he makes videos... I just love his music and sound design. Does he go crazy with the LED lighting in his studio? Maybe. But I'd challenge you to explain to me how the subtle camera pans detract from the artform? I think they fit the atmosphere wonderfully:

voicedrifter
cptnal wrote:
Your enthusiasm and excitement is infectious, and it has me interested enough to follow you on your journey. This is fun!

Thank you my friend, I hope I do not let you down! thumbs up
peripatitis
voicedrifter wrote:
peripatitis wrote:
they can be informative but never educational and evenif they do offer some educational purpose they are highly inefficiant in transfering that across and in most cases that knowledge tends to be quite superficial...

I couldn't disagree more. I'm not saying my videos are of any level of quality, but its undeniable that guys like DivKid and Mylar are doing the lord's work in this regard. At least as a beginner, their content has been invaluable in learning about modular techniques at a high-level as well as certain modules before I buy them. I'd be very surprised if seasoned veterans couldn't pick up some cool tricks from them too; saying that they are "never" educational seems a little close-minded...

All of that aside though, I find modular videos to have a high entertainment value, and they have much more potential for visual engagement than something like just watching someone produce in software for an hour. I agree that there's no substitute for quality time spent practicing your own instrument, but also sometimes you just want to kick back on the couch and fly through a playlist of some performances. Maybe it is GAS, but the visuals of all the blinking lights and patching compliment the music quite nicely in a lot of cases.

I've been loving this Rheyne guy's stuff lately, and not for the fact that he makes videos... I just love his music and sound design. Does he go crazy with the LED lighting in his studio? Maybe. But I'd challenge you to explain to me how the subtle camera pans detract from the artform? I think they fit the atmosphere wonderfully:



I don't know perhaps because i've worked in advertisement i am not very comfortable in that grey area. I do think that working by yourself on something is the only real way to undestand and improve upon it.
Watching video's seems like a passive activity to me..

Now of course we are in a "music for something" world. No one survives making music. The most abstract art form has to be for something in 2018, which is why i think it would be best to relly on the aural qualities of the art form. There was a time 30-40-50 years ago when people would just put some music on the stereo and listen to it. No videos, no visuals, nothing just listening..
I know this is part of the past, but i think it would be better for all to return there is possible.
mathomas
I’ve been struggling how to go with my video content, too. I have a 7.6k subscriber base, built mostly on my photography vids (probably 200 of them at this point, mostly about film photography, large format, etc). My photo videos were getting more complicated, sometimes taking many hours to complete, and I started getting burned out and kind of fell back into music production again Jan 2017.

Back in 2010 or so, I didn’t start my channel to make money (though now it generates a very small amount), and I’m not willing to do what it takes to push my channel to actual salary levels or beyond. I have a day job that pays well enough for me to have expensive hobbies, so naturally Eurorack fills the bill, and my photography/video experience makes doing videos a natural fit ;-).

WRT Eurorack, I basically just started publishing videos of anything I produced that I thought was “OK” or “interesting”, and provided detailed patch notes. It’s not to provide instruction, or because I think my music is amazing, but mostly because I appreciate others sharing and wanted to take part. In that sense, of course YT is social media. I share photos on flickr. Why not share other creative A/V output on YT?

These vids are just music vids with the modular as the star. I appeared quite often in my photography vids, but in these music vids all you see is my hands, mostly. I’m sure I have confused my subscribers, most of whom have astonished me by staying with me (!).

I have a couple of Eurorack vids that have crossed 1k views, and one that is in multiple thousands, but by and large I average about 500 views. Ain’t nobody gonna get rich on that. It’s just too niche of a market for the pure music vids to go crazy with views, unless you’re really producing excellent stuff or have found some way to market.

I guess this is just a really long way of saying doing “personal” videos (vs. my so-far “impersonal” modular vids) is probably the only way to make a real dent in the YT modular market. I also think Andrew Huang has created a gold rush in this very small space, and I’m seeing prospectors everywhere.

Anyway, I think YT content creation is a huge tent and you shouldn’t let anyone tell you how to approach it, or put you off the idea. Try stuff and see what sticks!

Just for fun, here’s my first vid to be “popular” at all with popular being a very relative term. Some others have surpassed it, but this one was my first pleasant surprise.



PS
There’s another aspect of why people watch videos that the critics have missed: simple inspiration. I generally watch modular to be inspired by what someone else has created. It challenges me to try new things, and to stretch to try to accomplish what someone like, say, “Jericho” achieves (check him out — he’s unsung and amazing, and unfortunately not uploading much any more).
voicedrifter
mathomas wrote:
These vids are just music vids with the modular as the star.

Love this, might quote you on this sometime! I'm also a big fan and subscriber Mike, keep up the good work!
voicedrifter
mathomas
voicedrifter wrote:
mathomas wrote:
These vids are just music vids with the modular as the star.

Love this, might quote you on this sometime! I'm also a big fan and subscriber Mike, keep up the good work!


Quote away Miley Cyrus

And you have a new subscriber, BTW.
peripatitis
In hindsight i think I've been unnecessarily critical on the video format.
I started thinking about many max videos i've watched over the time that i found very useful and often eurorack videos that show an module through an oscilloscope.

Anyway i just stumbled upon this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzW6pTzATG4&feature=youtu.be
which i'v found very interesting!

I do think though it is easier to showcase things on a homogenous system rather than a eurorack one where each module can be a take on a traditional idea with some quirks added...
Multi Grooves
I'm gonna take the old man misrables route. My limited life experience tells me to be a little suspicious of the sudden interest in anything and the slew of videos and all the other stuff tacked on. It usually spells a a big change- nothing stays the same of course- but it is not a change necessarily for the betterment.
Anyway in my head at least, the irony of the hamster about to jump the shark on your avatar makes me smile. Seriously good luck with things though.

I remember the eBay madness for 531 tubing and videos/forums asking what shade of gold should I paint my deepV rims for my #sickwhip bro bike...

[/Chewbacca moonwalk dancing.gif]
cptnal
Multi Grooves wrote:
In my head at least, the irony of the hamster about to jump the shark on your avatar makes me smile.


Reckon that's a cat in a shark suit (obvs). Thus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLt5rBfNucc
voicedrifter
Multi Grooves wrote:
I remember the eBay madness for 531 tubing and videos/forums asking what shade of gold should I paint my deepV rims for my #sickwhip bro bike...

Seriously? I don't get what is up with all the tilted old curmudgeons and their precious elite club that no one else is allowed to participate in... Genuinely, I mean it, there have been some really cool and supportive people in this thread and elsewhere but between stuff like your comments and some of the other stuff I've read on Muff Wiggler (Andrew Huang's thread anyone?), this has to be one of the most unwelcoming communities I've ever come across.

I'm sorry that you feel that anybody new to the hobby is ruining the good ole' days but making assumptions that I'm some sort of filthy casual trust fund bro who's daddy just bought him a shiny new toy is kind of an insult. Get off the internet and interact with other adults once in a while and maybe you'll realize this is not how people treat each other in the real world.
Multi Grooves
voicedrifter wrote:
Multi Grooves wrote:
I remember the eBay madness for 531 tubing and videos/forums asking what shade of gold should I paint my deepV rims for my #sickwhip bro bike...


Seriously? I don't get what is up with all the tilted old curmudgeons and their precious elite club that no one else is allowed to participate in... Genuinely, I mean it, there have been some really cool and supportive people in this thread and elsewhere but between stuff like your comments and some of the other stuff I've read on Muff Wiggler (Andrew Huang's thread anyone?), this has to be one of the most unwelcoming communities I've ever come across.

I'm sorry that you feel that anybody new to the hobby is ruining the good ole' days but making assumptions that I'm some sort of filthy casual trust fund bro who's daddy just bought him a shiny new toy is kind of an insult. Get off the internet and interact with other adults once in a while and maybe you'll realize this is not how people treat each other in the real world.



What is it with folk that come soliciting opinions, then wet the bed at the first sign of jovial jibes?
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their precious elite club that no one else is allowed to participate in...

Sorry what is your post count around these parts again before spam...sorry announcing your channel?
I'm pretty much a nobody here. So, no, I do not own membership to this fabulous website. As far as I can see everyone is welcome here... including you...as pretty much every post confirmed. You've had many warm welcomes, a little constructive criticism and a lone teasing sarcastic post at the end that still genuinely wished you the best of luck.
I made no assumptions of you personally, your bathing habits or of your Daddies income. (Does he have a heath kit by the way?)
So unless you or your dad pay for my internet connection, I'll decide when to leave, thank you. I still wish you the best of luck with elevating your social meedja channel rebranding project. I'm sub'd!
But if you think a gentle ribbing on muffs is so unwelcoming, then you've lived a charmed life; do you even youtube commentz?
Maybe it is you that needs to get out and air your valance.

thumbs up
Dcramer
Voicedrifter, Alberta!
are you in Cowtown or up here in Oilville? woah
voicedrifter
cptnal wrote:
Reckon that's a cat in a shark suit (obvs)

Haha, ding ding ding! Vacuum shark cat is life.

Dcramer wrote:
are you in Cowtown or up here in Oilville?

Cowtown for me!
JakoGreyshire
cptnal wrote:
Multi Grooves wrote:
In my head at least, the irony of the hamster about to jump the shark on your avatar makes me smile.


Reckon that's a cat in a shark suit (obvs). Thus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLt5rBfNucc


lolspew

HAHA! that's the first time I've seen that vacuum shark cat! So funny!

Made my day..
JakoGreyshire
voicedrifter wrote:
Multi Grooves wrote:
I remember the eBay madness for 531 tubing and videos/forums asking what shade of gold should I paint my deepV rims for my #sickwhip bro bike...

Seriously? I don't get what is up with all the tilted old curmudgeons and their precious elite club that no one else is allowed to participate in... Genuinely, I mean it, there have been some really cool and supportive people in this thread and elsewhere but between stuff like your comments and some of the other stuff I've read on Muff Wiggler (Andrew Huang's thread anyone?), this has to be one of the most unwelcoming communities I've ever come across.

I'm sorry that you feel that anybody new to the hobby is ruining the good ole' days but making assumptions that I'm some sort of filthy casual trust fund bro who's daddy just bought him a shiny new toy is kind of an insult. Get off the internet and interact with other adults once in a while and maybe you'll realize this is not how people treat each other in the real world.


Whoa! Just wanted to remind you that when you post things here you are communicating with 37,053 members... Not everyone is going to like what you are saying or doing... Most will not comment either way. When I get weird comments I usually sit back and read it a few times to really try to see where they are coming from. From where I see it Multi Grooves was just proclaiming angst at the state of the world in general (somewhat directed to you in your thread, but not super critical or suggesting that you are some "filthy casual trust fund bro" ...) and also wishing you good luck as well. I didn't see any back handedness involved. Did I miss it? I guess I didn't get the Gold deep Vrims thing. Was that a thing only trust fund kids could do? I don't know...??

Anyway, you kind of flew off the handle here and that may not be a good way to portray yourself. It's deeply satisfying to gently turn things around and come out on top rather than come off a bit hot.

... Actually, this type of comment can make you stronger really. A little bit of tension can help to make one strive for something better. A honing of skills.. a brighter light and the end of the tunnel. Be prepared for all types of opinions in this "open 37,053 member" community. Chew on the unique opinions for a long while.. Trust me you will come up with some awesome retorts that way.

If this was an "Elitist" club then there would be only one opinion allowed and if you weren't in on that opinion then you would be kick out immediately. This is not the case. Please don't talk shit about MuffWiggler as a forum. Muffwiggler is not responsible for everyone in here. If there are other communities that do not allow for negative comments and everyone must be welcoming, then that would be elitism as well.

Oh by the way what other communities have you found to be more welcoming than MW? I'm just curious... MW is the only community I've ever joined. So I don't know any others. Please help me understand this.

I enjoyed your latest video with arpeggiated patterns. I'm eagerly awaiting some complex patching and awesome tricks from you in the future. That's the kind of thing my blood longs for.

@ Multi Grooves Change is the only constant. I feel you though. Today I was totally bummed out with the ever increasing change about to happen with the release of the Moog DFAM. For 7-8 months I was one out of 88-ish DFAM owners in the world. Yeah, I felt special... Now I'm just a drop in the ocean. I let it hurt my ego for a while and now, still bummed, I'm embracing the challenge to push my own style and limits out of the DFAM. To rise up with all the new DFAM owners in unison. Domo Arigato Mr. DFAM-Roboto!

Dude! VoiceDrifter! Go buy a DFAM!! Seriously, you wont regret it! No, I'm being serious here... M32 and DFAM is the total next step for you. If you want to see more of it. Check out my youtube page or search for the "Damn. DFAM." thread here at MW...

Get a DFAM and we'll make some DFAM dueling video funtests (fun+contests)..

thumbs up

By the way, what are your plans for your next modules???
Oh, that right there gets me curious!!
Wha.. What are they? My precious... what are they??(in the voice of Smeagol..obviously)

hihi hihi

What are you plans for modules? You've got a big case now..
mattcolville
voicedrifter wrote:
As suggested by a few people in my other thread, I'm probably just going to let that one fall into the abyss and will just continue updating this one with my new videos to avoid spamming too many topics on this forum.

So I'll just drop vid #2 here as well:



Hey man I'm completely new to modular synths in general and even the idea of making music, but I've got a Mother32 and this video is fucking aces. Thanks!
Zube
voicedrifter wrote:

Seriously? I don't get what is up with all the tilted old curmudgeons and their precious elite club that no one else is allowed to participate in... Genuinely, I mean it, there have been some really cool and supportive people in this thread and elsewhere but between stuff like your comments and some of the other stuff I've read on Muff Wiggler (Andrew Huang's thread anyone?), this has to be one of the most unwelcoming communities I've ever come across.



C'mon dude. The vast majority of people have been supportive of you... and other YT makers... and Andrew Huang. Mine and other (very legitimate) criticisms you've received are vastly outnumbered by the compliments. Do you just let any old random door-to-door salesman into your house and let him play with your dog, clean out your fridge? Nobody's going to be coming to your place and taking your Mother 32 and camera away from you. Talk about entitlement. One day, you'll be old too, if you're lucky.

voicedrifter wrote:

I'm sorry that you feel that anybody new to the hobby is ruining the good ole' days but making assumptions that I'm some sort of filthy casual trust fund bro who's daddy just bought him a shiny new toy is kind of an insult. Get off the internet and interact with other adults once in a while and maybe you'll realize this is not how people treat each other in the real world.


But you are doing it to yourself, and you give that impression with this type of talk. You're not ruining anyone's days, old or new- get over yourself. Take some of your own advice and get some fresh air outside

Don't worry, no one is going to see your video, and mistake you for a trust fund bro

Maybe you'd be 100% welcomed if you were 100% honest from the start about your intentions. Everyone who first gets into this stuff gets excited and wants to share. Or else they wouldn't be here. No shame in that. Maybe learning and reading and listening a little more than telling, would do you and your YT career, not mention your music and life, some good. Complaining about 99% acceptance is not exactly "adult" or "all about the community," or in any way "doing it for my friends and family"- kind of contradicts your earlier posts, my man
Multi Grooves
Fingers crossed our subscriptions will make you the next massive Internet personality for 2018. Who knows, an agent next, then a call up for The Real Patchwives of Ontario, next?

Miley Cyrus
voicedrifter
Guys... I do apologize if the response yesterday seemed aggressive, it was not my intent to direct that at anyone or anything else in this thread other than Multi Grooves "#sickbro" comment. It came across as very patronizing; I picked up a tone there that I've definitely sensed all over this place that seems kind of like an emerging problem. I've not been around here long but I gather that the modular community is seeing a surge of interest; people that may be coming and going, and whom it is hard to take that seriously until they cross a certain post count or whatever. I get it. I would just ask that people chill on assuming that every new person walking through that door is somehow fundamentally different from the long-standing members in any way other than that tiny little "Joined" date to the left of their post. Assuming superficiality is a prejudice, calling people out on it is discrimination. And that does not feel great on the receiving end.

Maybe it could help to better communicate what I'm about though? I've been producing experimental electronic music and building my own custom instruments & effects in solutions like Reaktor & Max/MSP for over 15 years now, and while I'm new to things like powering a case and the difference between control voltage standards, I've been patching the fundamentals of synthesis for a long time. If it seems like I'm hopping on some sort of fad right now I probably am, but only because the exposure modular is getting right now is so overwhelmingly positive! That doesn't mean it's superficial; I fully intend to take my investment of time and money into this hobby seriously. I've not spent this much time in the studio in years.

And I want to engage with this community to talk about the stuff we all have in common, rather than be on the other side of some sort of initiation. I also just wanted to make some stupid little videos as a personal diary for myself, and figured it'd be fun to share them. The talking head videos are just another experiment I had a little fun with, and I'm not sure how much of that kind of stuff I'll pursue, but mostly because of the effort involved. I don't care about view counts, YouTube scrilla, or anything like that, because I'm happily into an established career in software development that mentally wears me out too much to think too hard on lighting techniques or ways to play the system to get more subscribers. I just enjoy the process of rolling the old cell phone camera because once those cables get yanked out, that patch ain't coming back!
voicedrifter
Here's another jam sesh. I dedicate it to Multi Grooves as an olive branch / peace offering. Miley Cyrus

voicedrifter
voicedrifter
cptnal
thumbs up

That's a nice sine coming out of the Disting. Never used it myself because I reckoned I have plenty sines. [Note to self - Try Disting's sine.]
voicedrifter
JakoGreyshire
Noice! Can you break down the patch some more please? Really like the fuzzy pad sound... FM'd with noise I'm guessing with a long EG decay?
Bass line is wicked too.. how did you patch that up? Rockin' Banana!
grep
Too many jams. Let’s hear more about your eurorack journey.
voicedrifter
JakoGreyshire wrote:
Noice! Can you break down the patch some more please? Really like the fuzzy pad sound... FM'd with noise I'm guessing with a long EG decay?
Bass line is wicked too.. how did you patch that up? Rockin' Banana!

I need to get better at documenting my patches. I've been throwing the notes into video descriptions but this one is admittedly a little vague:

-Voice 1 is a straight-ahead 303 style bass line coming from one of the Mothers
-Voice 2 is a noisy pad pattern, clocked by voice 1’s assign output
-Voice 3/4 is a kick/snare using Tip Top BD808 and SD808. A single gate is fed to Mutable Instruments Branches. Channel one is set to 100% probability on one output, generating a trigger to BD808 (kick) every beat. Channel two is set to 100% probability of a switch between two outputs. Patching out of one of these outputs to SD808 divides the clock evenly, generating a snare hit only on the offbeats.
-Strymon Big Sky provides varying amounts of reverb for each channel on a return track

You nailed it though, the lead was just noise + fm, and the bass line is a pretty conservative Mother 32 patch with excessive filter resonance and taking advantage of the built-in sequencer features (accent, slide etc.)
voicedrifter
grep wrote:
Too many jams. Let’s hear more about your eurorack journey.

I know man, I'm with you 100%. Those videos are just so much more work, and at the moment I'm having too much damn fun just making music with this thing!
voicedrifter


Patch Notes:
-In this patch I experimented with driving sequencers using alternative clock sources such as the Mother's square LFO at varying rates for a much looser feel to the timing
-Rather than using random pitches/sample & hold to gain variety, I find it very interesting how you can produce a much more evolving piece by programming in a few simple parts that are clocked differently so that you don't have rigid loop start/end points
-The piece remains generative from a rhythmic sense but lets you rein in the chaos by retaining control over the melodic/harmonic direction of the composition
voicedrifter


Patch Notes:
-Korg SQ1 serves as master clock, passing a gate value into channel 1 of Mutable Instruments Branches, which is a Bernoulli gate that lets you set a probability that the input will be passed out to one of two possible outputs
-The gate then has a chance of going out to one of two sequences, which advances them one note at a time and plays voice 1 or 2 which are panned slightly left and right
-Another clock is generated out of the Mother's assign output (a subdivision of the main clock) and passed to channel 2 of Branches for another probability pass, this time with only 1 output that may or may not pass out a clock signal with each input trigger
-This second clock is then sent to a slower progressing bass line sequence on a third Mother 32
-4ms Dual Looping Delay and Strymon Big Sky are both set up as return channels out of the mixer for varying amounts of effects processing
cackland
Sounds great.

Rather than adding a blob of patch information into the thread post or youtube description, perhaps add another element to your videos where you go through the process and describe the signal path and its impact at each stage.

It would enhance the viewer's engagement and add depth and perspective rather than a still shot over the length of the vlog.

Just my two cents smile
voicedrifter
That's a great idea cackland! I've got a couple more videos already stockpiled but maybe I'll try this idea for the next one that gets recorded.
cackland
Look forward to it smile
voicedrifter

Patch Notes:
-Experimenting with CV mixing of simple elements for more complex modulation sources, specifically on the bass line in this one
-For this one it was a combination of one Mother's triangle LFO mixed with the gate signal coming out of another Mother's sequence. This all goes through an attenuator and then into the first Mother's filter cutoff. The gate on/off signal gives you that rigid stepped sound in the bassline and the triangle kind of accentuates the base frequency being modulated from in a smooth, slower rise/fall.
JakoGreyshire
Nice Jam... Just wondering where you were mixing the the CV? Was it in the mother on the top left? Kind of hard to follow the cables... Can you break down the patch notes into details for us?

Also just one tiny suggestion....... Super tiny.... Makes a difference though... but you have to remember to adjust it every time though....

It was the first constructive criticism I was told about my videos...... I was told to not use auto focus... Put the camera in manual focus and focus before you shoot... I've only had one time I forgot and I couldn't use the video because it was out of focus.... It's a small distraction when the camera changes focus.. Take it or leave it... no big deal. Keep up the good work, I do like your patches...
Multi Grooves
voicedrifter wrote:
Guys... I do apologize if the response yesterday seemed aggressive, [...]



I meant to get back to this a while back but no beef from me. Good luck with your endeavours.


**edit** Really like #9's vibe
voicedrifter

Patch Notes:
-Experimenting with quantized sample & hold applied to triangle wave LFOs for a more cyclic melodic structure than standard sample & hold noise/random pitches
-Two Mother 32 triangle LFOs are fed into the Disting Mk4's Dual Quantizer set to trigger mode
-A third square LFO serves as trigger for the quantized sample and hold
-The quantized sample & hold patterns are sent out to two different voices
-Voice 1, the bass is just a simple filtered square with slow attack/decay modulating the VCA & VCF
-Voice 2, the pluck is another filtered square with some pulse width modulation and a shorter attack/decay modulating the VCA & VCF
-Voices are mixed and the pluck is being sent to the 4ms DLD via a send/return. DLD is configured with a stereo delay.
-Korg SQ1 passes random gates to Mutable Instruments Branches with a 50/50 chance of reversing either the left or right delay line in DLD
-A second send/return goes out to the Strymon Big Sky set to the Magneto machine with some manual manipulation of delay times & feedback
voicedrifter
JakoGreyshire wrote:
Nice Jam... Just wondering where you were mixing the the CV? Was it in the mother on the top left? Kind of hard to follow the cables... Can you break down the patch notes into details for us?


Yeah, actually got this criticism a bit on this video. I'm going to try to put more of an effort into patch notes moving forward, even maybe incorporating a sort of walkthrough into the video itself. This one I had to go back and follow the cables to remind myself (recorded it a few weeks ago actually) but I've adjusted the description under video #12 with a little more detail on the bass line at least.

JakoGreyshire wrote:
Put the camera in manual focus and focus before you shoot


With you 100%. I've actually just been using my phone to film these and didn't even realize it had a manual mode until I dug into it a little more. But I've been experimenting with this in more recent videos, for example the one I just posted above ^^^ looks a little better hey? Still might need to work on lighting a bit though...
voicedrifter
Multi Grooves wrote:
I meant to get back to this a while back but no beef from me. Good luck with your endeavours.

thumbs up
voicedrifter


Patch Notes:
-The piece starts off with a simple square wave Moog pattern, run through 4ms DLD and Strymon Big Sky set to a lush shimmer pitched reverb (I believe it was 4ths for the interval?)
-Assign output sends a divided clock out to the second Moog for the bassline (filtered saw wave with a little manual manipulation of filter cutoff)
-The lead on the top is a filtered square from Moog number three with a generous amount of pitch drift via it's own LFO
-Sequencer clock is passed out of the second Moog into the Korg SQ1 set to random direction with only a handful of gates enabled. This serves as random triggers to the clock input for the third lead pattern, which serves to evolve the piece via generative advancement of that pattern.
-All drums in this piece are old programmed loops that I arranged in Ableton Live and tossed under the video for fun; for the purists out there they're not strictly a part of this modular performance but I liked how they fit with the piece so there you go! smile
voicedrifter




Patch Notes:
-4ms DLD clock out provides master clock for the patch, via Synthrotek '07 Buffered Multiple
-One line of clock signal goes to Mutable Instruments Branches, which is divided to provide a 4-on-the-floor 808 kick pattern with the Tip Top BD808
-Bass line is a square wave to LP filter with a little LFO filter modulation on it, sequenced using the Mother's built-in sequencer
-Bass & plucked lead are run through an effects send to Strymon Big Sky for room reverb
-Plucked lead is another square wave to LP filter with short plucky attack/decay envelope
-Plucked lead is run through an effects send to 4ms DLD for stereo delay that is taking triggers from Mutable Instruments Branches to randomly enable/disable reverse delay on either channel
-Third synth voice is a classic Moog lead controlled by the Arturua Keystep's CV outputs
-Keystep MOD out is split via the '07 Mult and routed to two channels of Mutable Instruments Veils VCA
-First VCA channel provides simple attenuation before routing the Keystep's touch strip (mod) signal to the Moog's filter cutoff frequency
-The second VCA channel takes in a Moog triangle LFO and modulates LFO amount via the Keystep's MOD output. Attenuated signal is then sent to the Moog's VCO modulation for a subtle vibrato
Sethroph
Hey, it's great to see another person sharing their modular journey on YT! I've recently gotten into it myself (not bought anything yet, just playing with software atm) and these videos are really helpful. I love the soft pad and drone noises you were able to achieve with such a small setup!
cptnal
Nice! The patch notes format definitely has legs. thumbs up
voicedrifter
Thanks so much guys! cptnal it means a lot that you keep coming back to support the vids!
voicedrifter
voicedrifter


Patch Notes:
-Using midi clip envelopes in Ableton Live through the Mother 32 assign out as master clock source
-Disting Mk4 is configured as a quantized sample-and-hold, triggered by random pulses spit out of Mutable Instruments Branches
-Pitch changes from the Disting are fed into Mutable Instruments Rings, with slow LFO modulation from the top Mother modulating the brightness parameter. Also did a little manual manipulation of the structure parameter.
-Bass line is just a repeating 4-note sequence on the Mother 32 with a simple filtered square wave
-Lead is another simple filtered sawtooth wave, played in real time on the Ableton push, with a little manual manipulation of filter cutoff
-Field recordings were taken today using a Zoom H2n of children playing and birds singing in the park just outside my front door
-4ms DLD and Strymon Big Sky on effects sends out of the mixer for delay & reverb, respectively
cptnal
You got a Rings! I'm so disappointed. waah
voicedrifter
Lol, is that taboo or something?
cptnal
It is in my house. But hey, I hear some people like it so... seriously, i just don't get it
soulmender
Looks and sounds great! w00t
voicedrifter
Thanks soulmender!
voicedrifter


Patch Notes:
-In this little jam I was just practicing duplicating and saving subtle variations to sequenced patterns on the Moog, leading to more performance options of larger arrangements.
-4ms DLD provides master clock
-Initial pattern started out as a simple Moog patch with lots of animation coming from the Malekko Voltage Block. After hooking everything up I randomized the VB sequences a few times and stumbled across this little loop that I liked
-Animated loop goes through the 4ms DLD for some mono delay
-Secondary voice (the one panned to the right) is just a simple square voice with some pulse width modulation from the LFO and reverb from the Strymon Big Sky
-Gate signal from second voice serves as a clock for the bass voice, progressing one step through a sequenced pattern each time the second voice generates a gate. Bass is a simple saw patch with a little bit of reverb from the Strymon Big Sky
-Mutable Instruments Branches channel 2 is just doing a little clock division
-Channel 8 on the Voltage Block is also performing clock division, a 4-on-the-floor trigger to TipTop BD808 for a kick drum
-Korg SQ-1 is configured in dual sequence mode, with gates being sent to the TipTop SD808 and RS808 for additional percussion
-Drums are mixed in Mutable Instruments Veils
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