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The Tuesday Night Machines' CGS Serge Modular Jams
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Author The Tuesday Night Machines' CGS Serge Modular Jams
flx
I recently had the opportunity to take the plunge into Serge with the "Best of CGS" panels BOG, MARSH and SWAMP, which I was naturally excited about. After some initial technical problems, which were sorted out with the help of this great and tight-knit community, I'm now at the point where I'm just completely enjoying the experience.

As I do, I started to post jam session videos on my YouTube channel to document my setup, patching technique (patch notes are in the video descriptions) and the sounds I manage to create:


Serge Playlist (always up to date):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_YW5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDs hG

Very first jam using the Sequencer Programmer to create a simple melody:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZRdJBC5KRg&t=5s&index=1&list=PLa9Em_H 8Xs_YW5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG

A somewhat droney patch focused mostly around the BOG:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVPi1HPncKc&t=7s&index=3&list=PLa9Em_H 8Xs_YW5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG

All three Best of CGS boats together. A simple melody and lots of liquid filter modulation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzPd4YCII4E&index=2&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_Y W5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG

Distortion, simple chords, filter pings and offbeat triggering:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOsvEDO_oxw&index=4&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_Y W5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG

Chaotic patterns and harsh sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ug-axdkjOU&index=5&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_Y W5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG

A musical drone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCAm9bWBsV8&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_YW5V2tt41 55Zpe84SHDshG&index=6

A simple layered Sequencer melody:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-3KnpwUouM&index=7&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_Y W5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG

A filter ping patch around the Infinite Melody in a feedback loop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMVgbL3ciGU&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_YW5V2tt41 55Zpe84SHDshG&index=8

Running the Serge through the iPad's AUM app with a bunch of audio FX:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izsUwqLWwZg&t=0s&index=9&list=PLa9Em_H 8Xs_YW5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG

Serge meets Bastl Eurorack and Audio Damage's Replicator 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7axCNiAa_4k&index=10&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_ YW5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG

A self-playing Infinite Melody patch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d8qU9nQ8To&t=0s&index=11&list=PLa9Em_ H8Xs_YW5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG

Yet another melodic jam. No randomness this time though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lSNklaBkOg&t=1s&index=12&list=PLa9Em_ H8Xs_YW5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG

Harsh and liquid sounds from the Wave Multipliers and VCF:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u3Z8yovr8c&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_YW5V2tt41 55Zpe84SHDshG&index=13


More to come ...
a100user
Excellent stuff Felix, great to hear what you are doing with the system.
chrisdermo
really enjoying these w00t
flx
Here's another one. A musical drone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCAm9bWBsV8&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_YW5V2tt41 55Zpe84SHDshG&index=6


a100user wrote:
Excellent stuff Felix, great to hear what you are doing with the system.

chrisdermo wrote:
really enjoying these w00t

Thank you very much! It's really cool to work with a Serge finally. The Best of CGS panels seem to offer a really well thought-out collection of modules and feel like a nicely self-contained system that one can do a lot with. The only things I'm going to extend it with is a reverb and a delay. You two seem to like BugBrand. I was looking at the PT Delay recently and that might be a good addition down the line I thought.
chrisdermo
Yeah BugBrand! ftw! My ptdelay arrives today, can't wait!
flx
A simple layered Sequencer melody:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-3KnpwUouM&index=7&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_Y W5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG

Really liking the Gated Comparator still! I want to try to understand and apply the Modulo Magic and Infinite Melody modules next. Hard to find info on them, although theoretically I get what they do from Ken Stone's pages.
batchas
Thanks for sharing these Serge videos thumbs up
DigitalNativeDunce
The lullaby video is great!
flx
A filter ping patch with the Infinite Melody in a feedback loop, using the MARSH and BOG panels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMVgbL3ciGU&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_YW5V2tt41 55Zpe84SHDshG&index=8


batchas wrote:
Thanks for sharing these Serge videos thumbs up

DigitalNativeDunce wrote:
The lullaby video is great!

Thanks for checking the videos out smile
Zube
Thank you for these videos, as always I learn quite a bit. Serge has always been quite a mystery to me so im happy to learn more, lots of great sounds here. Thanks again!
chrisdermo
flx wrote:
A simple layered Sequencer melody:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-3KnpwUouM&index=7&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_Y W5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG



That, good sir, was absolutely stunningly beautiful. Dead Banana
J3RK
applause These are great!

A few of the ones toward the top reminded me of this:



And the Lullaby one reminded me of this:



Of course your music has a bit more nuance to it. Very nice!
flx
Thanks so much, guys we're not worthy

That Alien C64 track is oddly similar indeed. Never played that back then, but we did spend a lot of time with Spy vs Spy, which was infuriating (for the person who lost Mr. Green ). I might have to revisit that game.


I made myself some 19" rack ears today by the way and mounted the boats properly with their own Meanwell PSU:



flx
I finally found a good way to integrate my iPad with its awesome audio FX apps into my hardware setup. I'm using the Kymatica AUM app to get audio and MIDI into the tablet and out again via a Zoom U-24 USB interface. Then I can create FX chains and map the Bastl Instruments 60 Knobs MIDI controller to effect parameters. To sync the Serge to the iPad's clock, I use a Doepfer MSY2 MIDI clock converter.

Here's a quick jam with this setup, with lots of reverb (of course):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izsUwqLWwZg&t=0s&index=9&list=PLa9Em_H 8Xs_YW5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG
flx
Serge meets Bastl Eurorack and Audio Damage's Replicator 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7axCNiAa_4k&index=10&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_ YW5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG
flx
Here's another video applause

Still trying to get my head around the Infinite Melody, but I think I'm close to understanding it now hmmm..... This one is a self-playing patch which took a while to tune, but I think it worked out pretty well.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d8qU9nQ8To&t=0s&index=11&list=PLa9Em_ H8Xs_YW5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG
the bad producer
we're not worthy
fonik
nanners
Cobramatic
Great series of videos - good to see the 'Best of CGS' get a good workout!
flx
Thank you very much, everyone!!! love

Somehow I really like to make melodic stuff with the Serge. The "Best of CGS" panels seem very well put together for this. Here's another very simple melodic jam and then I think I'll start going more into an experimental direction Dead Banana


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lSNklaBkOg&t=1s&index=12&list=PLa9Em_ H8Xs_YW5V2tt4155Zpe84SHDshG
jkjelec
I really enjoyed the 2nd video in the original post; "A somewhat droney patch focused mostly around the BOG"! It's peanut butter jelly time!
flx
Just a quick patch recording of some harsh and liquid sounds:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u3Z8yovr8c&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_YW5V2tt41 55Zpe84SHDshG&index=13
GrantB
Squidgy! thumbs up
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