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Author Clapping Music for Modular
montroserecording
 Hey all - new to posting on the forum. Caught the modular bug last year and have built up a 15u system and am having a blast learning the language of synthesis on the modular level. I am having a hard time figuring out how to recreate Steve Reich's Clapping Music on my system. For those unfamiliar, basically it's a pair of identical 12 step, 8th note rhythms that become offset an 8th note after 12 bars and continue to do so until they sync back up. I’m not as interested in the clapping part as i am the rhythmic structure. regarding what modules i have to work with, https://cdn.modulargrid.net/img/racks/modulargrid_827415.jpg https://cdn.modulargrid.net/img/racks/modulargrid_842247.jpg https://cdn.modulargrid.net/img/racks/modulargrid_838577.jpg any tips or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Adrian
diophantine
moremagic
 ^^^there is the doepfer a-152, 16 channels of track & hold. dont think you can shift between them, but i think the op's modules can be used for another approach getting the complexity of that reich piece would take practice but to start you could have a melody playing on each rene, clocked from tempi into one rene and multed through a vca/gate into the other then run a slower division of your clock into brains and set all the knobs on one row all the way clockwise and the last ccw, and run that channel to the vca gating the clock to one rene that shd get you started at least
milkshake
 Want to change every 8 bars? Reset the second sequencer with a /95 divider. (12 x 8)-1=95 It's not 100% accurate, but simple.
montroserecording
 Wow thanks so much! What generous and thoughtful responses. This morning I feel like I got somewhere by using moremagics idea of using pressure points, but instead used it to add position to Renés sequence. This worked to a certain degree but was largely random. I’ll try milkshakes idea later tonight or in the morning. Thanks again!
MindMachine
 I have nothing to add except that 'Griot' from Possible Musics by Jon Hassell and Brian Eno is my favorite handclapping music and it is live. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJqJrt8NY3c&list=PLYyX4Vnvwz0aon8BPciU lx3xsaOGb7jsa&index=3
Montgomery Word
 There could be no way to do it with your current sequencer selection, it may be possible, but I don’t know the way after seeing it just now. But I made this my mission for a while last year in modular. The easy answer: orthogonal devices er101, Ableton, a midi to cv module with a couple channels of cv/gate controlled by digitakt/opz/elektron... What you’re going for is a sequencer with lots of steps,variable track lengths (12 step program lol), which the v8+ can do. But Steve Reich in modular is not super hard, just don’t expect Steve Reich haha. It’ll be fun either way. If you want an example, here. https://youtu.be/nIeYg61ThWg
Krankenwagen
 I was messing around with this a while ago. Kind of cheating but I was able to sequence the shifting clapping pattern using the Beatstep Pro's gate sequencer and the un-shifting pattern with a Varigate 4 (though any 8 step gate/trigger sequencer could potentially do the job. Like someone else mentioned using the reset might be the way to go. I was going to suggest using a sequencer that has a reset out (Like the Metropolis) and setting it to 7 steps but then that would phase the patterns every bar. Not sure how many bars in the actual transcribed version it shifts. I was learning to play the piece using an official itunes app but the number of bars per pattern seemed different. At some maffmaticks is involved and that's not a strong point of mine.
Pelsea
 The algorithm for this is voice 2 skips a note every 144 beats. Easy to do with (say) two Moog sequencers (+sequential switches) and human intervention, but not what the OP is looking for. Diophantine's approach would work with the right modules. I could probably have patched this on my old sequencer system (pictured left) which had clocks with pulse length independent of the rate and logic circuits up the wazoo. The most direct approach would require a digital sequencer with a voltage triggered bank change, but I can't find such a beast on modgrid. An alternate would be a sequentially addressable shift register, which has a lot of cool applications. Also unfortunately unfindable. Of course you could enter the whole piece into Logic in about five minutes and play it via MIDI. That's why we don't see many elaborate sequencers any more. Except for the simplest cases, they can't compete in cost or real estate with a computer. Kind of a pity really. As powerful as my MAX/msp driven system is, I miss my big rows o' knobs.
milkshake
 Clapping Music for modular synth. I didn't use a clap sound but more of a clave sound. Easyer to listen to for long periods of time, it gets quite hypnotic. Patch is simple, 2 identical voices with sequencers, one resets after 95 clock pulses. Pm for Clavia G2 patch.
snowday
Rod Serling Fan Club
 You all inspired me to give it a shot. In Eurorack format, driven by XOR NerdSeq which helps immensely for doing patches like these. Using the advice above I made a trigger sequence with 96 tracks and copied that to a second sequence that reset at 95. I took some liberties. https://www.instagram.com/p/BvQSUKrFutQ/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igs hid=1677bezqos6ph
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