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.
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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).
New video from deadmau5:
modular-vania. lots of midi to CV, the M5n, SK1, Oberkorn, BLD’s, Cwejman VCOS’s, dark energy, voyager, couple of kenton USB’s. yadda yadda. fun stuff.
Improvisation from Mexico with live modular synthesizers (and a monophonic) over “Mothership” (original composition by Mason Bates) for YTSO 2011 audition.
Instruments : Buchla 200e, Vostok, Oberkorn, Portable Modular Synth Prototype, Moog Voyager.
0:17 Rhythmic Improvisation
2:17 Lyrical Improvisation