A brief guide to sound synthesis / how synthesisers (synthesizers) work. Using a Doepfer A-100 modular synthesiser, I demonstrate CV pitch and gate signals, oscillators, attenuators, mixers, ADSR envelope generators and filters.
A new video by Keram featuring his DIY Doepfer synth:
My Doepfer DIY Synth.
I am using Silent Way( Step LFO) in Ableton with some drum loops, with Motu Ultralite , using Y cable. One side( tip) of the cable Y cable is driving the CV of the oscillator another(ring) is modulating the cut of of the frequency of the filter.
It is a first video using Sony HDR XR-500 camera using camera build in microphone.
Short Doepfer A-106-5 Demo by NetPierre
Starts with a sequenced bassline, generated by my Doepfer MAQ16/3 and Doepfer VCO A-110 (saw wave)
Bandpass Mode first, LP/HP later
A-118 Random voltages added to VC2 input somewhere in the middle.
Drums provided by an Elektron Machinedrum
More info on the A-100 and related stuff at http://PatchPierre.blogspot.com
Three takes of (basically) the same patch, played back simultaneously.
Make Noise DPO (VCO-A Lin FM of VCO-B, fixed index), controlled by Noisering outputs 1 and 2 (via Doepfer A-156 Dual Quantizer). Scaled versions of these voltages are also controlling the Rise, Fall and “Both” (timebase) values of three envelopes on two Maths modules, which are opening two LPG channels and two VCA channels on the QMMG (2x LPG –> VCA stereo arrangement), and are triggered by the Trig Outs of the A-156. Both LPGs are fed by the sine out of DPO VCO-B.
The Wogglebug’s clock out is patched to the External Control input on the Noisering, and its Stepped output (through an attenuator) is controlling the A-156′s Transpose amount.
The three takes were recorded and mixed together between 6 and 7am– lighting courtesy of the rising Chicago sun.
(Number in the top-right indicates which take is on screen.)
Here’s what Solvent has to say about the video:
Hi my name is Solvent and I make electronic music. Here is a rather indulgent video of my first experiment with the Make Noise Phonogene module. Actually, indulgent as this may be, I liked this enough to press record. I used a square wave LFO to chop the splices evenly, and the SH-101 krbrd is choosing the splices via the “Organize” Cv-in. End-of-splice (“EOS”) triggers a TipTipAudio BD808 kick drum, running through the Doepfer A-189-1 Bit Modifier. Phonogene loop is processed through a Pittsburgh Modular Filter + Midiverb reverb. The source of the sample was some lame YouTube film trailer about space.
The SideMan is a drum machine from 1959 that fires valves/tubes to generate the tones, which are then passed trough a tube amp. The cigar box houses Doepfer MTC components and a direct line out. Interconnect is over DB37, fed into the SideMan from underneath. No drilling or irreversible mods were done to the SideMan, although I did tweak it a bit to get a longer decay from the kick bass.
A lot of thanks to Eric Noel, who gave his time, expertise and some of the Doepfer components to this project; and to Steve Craig (Midwest Music Menders), who patiently repaired the SideMan when I acquired it in “almost working” condition.
Classic synth track by Giorgio Moroder from the film Midnight Express 1978.
“I’ve performed it using Ableton and a Launchpad to trigger the drum loop and synth midi loops. My Doepfer modular is playing the bassline using the A-105 low pass filter, and the flanged pad is a Prophet-08 going through a TC Electronics Nova Modulator pedal. Lead is on my beloved Minimoog OS through a Mad professor Tiny Orange Phaser and an Electro-Harmonic Memory Boy.”
Experiment with controlling Make Noise Phonogene with Doepfer Theremin modules.
Left antenna control cutoff on doepfer A-106-6 filter and gates from antenna switches filter type on A-106-6 via A-152.
Right antenna control Vari-speed on phonoene .
KORG MONOTRON EURORACK MODULE WITH CV, GATE AND FILTER, DOEPFER DARK ENERGY, DOEPFER A-112 8 BIT SAMPLER, MFB STEP 64, FLAME ECHOMETER, MFB URZWERG PRO, LEXICON MX 300
Arturia MiniBrute Arpeggiator as CV/Gate controller for two Doepfer A-110 VCOs; the VCOs goes in a dual Pittsburg VCA under MFB Envelope control; then in a Tiptop Delay AND back into MiniBrute Ext Audio Input. The Steiner Filter works in Notch mode, with a slow LFO modulation.