polimorph – analog generative synth sounds
Concept demo of assisted sound design on the Elektron Analog Four synthesizer.
Exploring sounds by outsourcing control to dedicated external software.
The app interactively sculpts new sounds by interpolating user sounds, combining them into kits and sending them to the analog synthesizer at screen refresh rate (60 kits per second) via MIDI SysEx.
All sounds are based on sounds a user has created and sent to the app, so there is no randomness, but human intervention with the app is a guarantee for very unexpected recombinations.
The Analog Four plays its own sequence, with the app being controlled via MIDI CC – in the case of this video, the faders react to knob tweaks and LFOs from a Machinedrum’s MIDI sequencer, which is also synced to the Analog Four’s sequencer. quite frankly this is a blast.