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This is something i am experimenting with. I’m creating a techno track and thought why not start here!
Here are a couple of Analogue Solutions Oberkorns working together.
Oberkorn 1 is performing the duty of clock source and divider while Oberkorn 2 is stepping at a divided rate and controlling transposition of all CV synths — hands free in real time.
Multiples are used for CV Pitch.
EKG sequencer is the primary sequencer controlling the pattern while Oberkorn 2 is governing pitch changes.
Synths heard: Roland System 100m, Analogue Solutions Telemark x 2
Quick video demonstrating some gating f/x via the Defibrillator and Oberkorn sequencer. Some Leipzig-s is thrown in for good measure.
Utilizing the Oberkorn + Defibrillator can create some really interesting gate f/x when used with the AS Spring Reverb module.
No processing other than the spring reverb is used.
Synths: Telemark, Leipzig-s
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Short clip: Two Telemarks side-by-side tweaked live.
Oberkorn is modulating the filter.
Nothing fancy, but look at that white!
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SEM-PRO sequenced via Oberkorn 3, thru Octatrack, & ValhallaVintageVerb.
VOYAGER sequenced via Oberkorn 3, thru ValhallaVintageVerb.
Here’s a quick video demonstrating an 8-step sequence using the Analogue Solutions Oberkorn analogue sequencer. Sequence reset is triggered via Gate X out.
Bass provided by the new Telemark-K keyboard while the filter is opened and closed by Oberkorn. Transposition is done via the TM-K (keys).
AS Quantiser also featured between the Oberkorn and TM-K.
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having a play. First Oberkorn is playing a Moog Voyager XL. Then a SCI Pro-1, then lastly Korg Monopoly. Controlling each via CV and Gate (pitch, filter, trigger).
I”III” plays the Roland system 100 ( 101 and 102) . Just trying out some baseline. It easily turns into EBM with these machines. Sorry for the bad audio, but we think that this is better than a lot of other stuff that is out there, and we will do better in the future. Sequencer used is the Oberkorn from Analogue Solution, recommended if you like experimental stuff. Drums from Roland TR-626. FX: Korg signal delay SD200 , and then there are some reverb coming out of Boss RX-100 .
Keep it right, keep it analogue!
Brief about the Boss RX-100:
This analog stereo reverb was available in the early 80s. Somewhat unorthodox to see that one channel has input and output jacks on the front while the other channel has input and output jacks placed at the back of the enclosure. Stereo output can be generated from a mono input signal by phase shifting one channel 180 degrees. This is controlled using the mode switch on the front panel.
Quick demo of Concussor modular synth and Oberkorn step sequencer
The trigger input has a range of about 5 to 12V. A trigger pulse of around 1mS is recommended, although the gate output of a synth can be used. A larger trigger pulse will increase the level of the sound (accent the notes). When the accent socket is used, the trigger input socket only triggers the sound and the level of the sound is controlled by the voltage of the CV at the accent socket. The accent voltage can be from another trigger pulse generator, or from an LFO or Envelope. When using for example an LFO, you can have the level changing with the LFO sweep.
*Watch in HQ for best video/audio quality!
Here’s a recreation of the classic bass line from Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” (Violator!) using DM-style methodologies.
By utilising a step sequencer and a flexible analogue synth (Analogue Solutions Oberkorn & Telemark respectively), you can produce the moving / transitional effects inherent in a complex bass sequence such as this one.
Given the timing of the pattern, the Oberkorn was MIDI-stepped manually (see Midi-Stepping an Analogue Sequencer video for more information) and the pitch transposition was handled via MIDI as well. Alternatively, the pitch could be played live via MIDI.
The key is to take advantage of the precise opening and closing of the filter via Oberkorn CVB.
All settings will ultimately be approximate, as analogue synths will differ from machine to machine. Use the settings as starting points and then tweak away!
Enjoy (the Silence).