Mutable Instruments Ambika + Genome MIDI Sequencer
This is a cover for TRON: Legacy Derezzed by Daft Punk. Using the iPad as a MIDI sequencer for MI Ambika.
In this video you can see a very nice aspect of the Ambika: it can act as 6 monosynths at the same time, recording each synth voice with a different MIDI channel, which is what I did for this video. As you can see, you’re able to tweak several parameters from different section within the same page (Performance Page).
I’m tweaking the following parameters:
First row – osc1 para / osc2 para / osc2 pitch / bitcrush amount
Second row – filter cutoff / filter resonance / 2 others not used
I hope you enjoy it!
Before anyone asks… this is a 6x SMR4 Ambika.
Here is a brief exploration of the Mutable Instruments Yarns as an arpeggiator in (monophonic) “1M” mode. The Yarns MIDI to CV is connected to the Cwejman D-LFO which is being run through the Cwejman QMMF-4 and SPH-2. The GATE output of Yarns is connected to the ‘TRIG’ in of the Tides module. The Yarns modulation CV is connected to the Tides FM input so that pressing keys down produces legato notes while decreasing pressure on a key allows for staccato notes. The beginning of the video demonstrates how holding the ‘START/STOP’ button while playing a MIDI sequence latches on the arpeggiator, which means staccato notes freely run as hands remain off of the keyboard, and legato notes run while pressure is applied to a key. From here we experiment with various arpeggiation ranges, directions and patterns.
This overview is an exploration into the versatility of the Braids’ wavetable synthesis using heavy modulation. The Timbre, Color, FM, Trigger inputs are being fed intense modulation. If you want to hear specific waveforms, they are all timestamped on Youtube in About/Show More. All the waveforms are timestamped on the YouTube page. The basic waveforms can be heard below in Equinoxoz Music Solutions’ video. This overview does not cover the universal paramaters like Bits, Rate, Trig, META, etc… You can find additional information in the Braids Manual.
More information: http://trashaudio.com/?p=9333
ZLPF 3:20, ZPKF 3:42, ZHPF 4:01
VOWL, 4:29 VFOF 4:57
FM 5:15, FBFM 5:37, WTFM 5:50
BLOW 7:09, FLUTE 7:29
CLOU 8:51, PRTC 8:59
Mutable Instruments treats us with this little rhythmic patch on a modular system
“My final results from my Mutable Instruments Anushri build. Sound is all Anushri with a generous helping of reverb. Great kit, well engineered, fine for newbies like me. Get yours today, way fun.”
Anushri is a monosynth like no other. In addition to its analog VCO/VCF/VCA and digital modulation sources, it includes a fun and immediate note sequencer with step-by-step recording, and a gritty 8-bit drum machine with a truly original control interface.
Just like its elder sister the Shruthi, Anushri is not designed for industrial assembly but is instead sold as a kit – you can assemble it, modify it, expand it and service it without any specialized expensive equipment. Open source firmware and schematics give you full access, control and ownership of its circuitry and code.
Analog monosynth with sequencer and lo-fi drum machine
Analog synthesizer with primary VCO and secondary digital square oscillator
Saw-core VCO with temperature compensation and accurate tracking over 5 octaves.
Optional software-controlled tuning to increase stability and accuracy.
Sawtooth and square waveforms, with adjustable pulse-width and pulse-width modulation.
-1 or -2 octaves sub-oscillator.
Secondary digital square oscillator (2.5 MHz programmable interval timer) available as a linear FM source, a VCO sync signal, or an additional audio source sent to the mixer along with the VCO.
Mixer with external audio input.
12dB/octave multimode filter (LP/BP/HP), with sine-wave self-oscillation.
Post-filter overdrive/fuzz circuit.
Digitally controlled modulation sources
1 main ADSR routable to pitch, pulse-width, cutoff frequency. Segment time: 1ms to 12s.
1 simple 1-parameter envelope (morphing through various stages, including the shape of the main ADSR, and a rigid “GATE” style envelope) routed to VCA.
Velocity routed to either cutoff frequency of VCA gain (adjustable level).
1 LFO routable to pitch, pulse-width and cutoff frequency ; with 8 waveforms (triangle, square, ascending and descending ramps, S&H, bernouilli process, piecewise linear random process, noise). Frequency: 0.06 Hz to 100 Hz. Syncable to arpeggiator/sequencer clock.
1 triangle LFO for vibrato and/or growl controlled by the modulation wheel.
CV Resolution: 16-bit internal, 12-bit external, 2.45kHz refresh rate.
Arpeggiator and sequencer
Arpeggiator with 4 modes (up, down, up&down, random) ; 1 to 2 octaves ; 6 patterns and “acidity” setting adding accents/slides. Latch/hold mode.
SH-101-style note sequencer with step by step recording, up to 128 notes. Along with notes, rests, ties, glides and accents can be recorded.
Tempo set by internal clock (40-240 BPM) with shuffle, external MIDI clock or external 6/12/24 ppqn trigger.
Keyboard transposition of sequence during playback.
Algorithmic drum pattern generator using an innovative “pattern sculpting” approach. Drum patterns are “sculpted” with 5 knobs.
Drum sounds can be freely triggered from an external sequencer using MIDI channel 10.
x0x-style programming from a MIDI keyboard to override the algorithmic pattern generator.
Digital sound synthesis of analog-style BD / SD / HH sounds with tone control.
Audio resolution: 10 MHz, 1-bit (equivalent to 8-bit, 39kHz).
An upcoming Mutable Instruments product will use an array of these for its display. Love the vintage look! Just finished drawing all the characters today (some of the few special characters should give you hints…).