A multi-part segment of improvised patching. “The Intermission Patch” is aptly named due to it acting as an intermission during the regularly scheduled Doepfer A144 series. Stay tuned for a completed version later this month. For now some patching. Sound and Video by Raul Pena.
Patch Morpher – innovative sound generator, patch editor, librarian and interactive performance tool for synthesisers
Patch Morpher is a patch designing tool for these hardware synths by Richard Meyer:
- Moog Voyager
- Dave Smith Prophet 08
- Dave Smith Prophet 12
- Korg KingKorg
- Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1
It is designed to do multiple things – one of it is connecting parameters to one control and being able to move it and to get interpolating ” morphing changes like on the Clavia Nord Synths. also it can convert Prophets from an important one to .. no from 12 to 08 and back. and you can also save your sounds to the iPad as is – it’s NOT a librarian because it works “in between”. but since it has memory it is able to keep the patch.
We all enjoy sci-fi so this video of course need to be shown here
Reverb soaked Buchla 100 blips and bloops
Nice tutorial from Kip Kubin, details below:
I was trying to stretch my use of voltage inverters to create more interesting and varied timbres in a sequence using Ring Mod as the sound source.
I also wanted to use the Rene as a playable instrument and allow the grace notes to be random. I’m still wrapping my head around the RENE but it’s already has opened me up to new ways of using sequencers in my work.
Here’s a patch cord by patch cord demonstration of setting up the Krell Muzak 1 patch from scratch on a Buchla 200e with the following modules: 261e, 266e, 281e, 292e, and 291e. A photo of the original patch, audio and video can be accessed here: m.matrixsynth.com/2012/08/krell-muzak-by-todd-barton-on-buchla.html
Oberheim Xpander playing the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565,Johann Sebastian Bach (MIDI sequence).
Starting from the default Oberheim patch, this patch was made with the Xplorer editor, a real time editor for the Oberheim Xpander and Matrix-12.
You can download the sysex of this patch here: http://xplorer.programmer.free.fr/bb/viewtopic.php?id=15
More info about the Xplorer editor: http://xplorer-editor.com
Here are the details:
Another variation on a patch that uses the modular synth to send pitch data via midi to a soft synth (Octopus by Lin Plug). A real-time single track recording in Cubase.
Canis at Wooji Juice shared an interesting demo, embedded above, showing how you can use Grain Science to turn just about anything into a synth patch
“So, a parcel arrived in the post the other day from IK Multimedia, with some of their gear inside to try out. I spent some time yesterday running around with the iMic plugged in, recording things I find around the office, and then turning them into instruments
I’m not a professional when it comes to miking stuff up, and this wasn’t in a studio or anything like that. But I like the results a lot better than the built-in mic, and Grain Science has always stood out for the ways it allows you to synthesise based on captured audio. So it was fun putting that side of it to use with higher-quality sound.
These aren’t designed to be presets, they’re just me experimenting with different effects and seeing what variety of stuff I can make from a given recording. I’ve marked the original recordings on the timeline — every sound, no matter how weird it sounds, is based on the same recording (until you reach the next marker).”
Demonstration of the Erthenvar Patch Chord Eurorack module available at erthenvar.com. Functionally, the module is somewhere between an oscillator and a waveshaper – and also can be described as a bank of two octaves of oscillator controlled oscillators
The Erthenvar Patch Chord is a bank of 25 “Oscillator Controlled Oscillators”, which can be used to generate chords in a Eurorack system.
The Patch Chord continously samples the cycle duration and duty cycle of the input waveform. It outputs 12 semitone steps above the input note, 12 semitone steps below the input note, and the root note itself (available from two output jacks). All outputs are pulse waveforms with continuously variable pulse width.
An oversized tri-color LED spans the color spectrum in each octave, so each note has a unique color! The input jack is passively multipled to an output jack so the visual effects of the LED can be had even if the module is not part of the current patch.
There four modulation types available, each with an input jack and a three-position switch. The switch can turn off the modulation, allow the CV value to control the parameter, or turn on the modulation. The modulation jacks are all DC coupled and respond to audio rate signals, though the tracked waveform has a lower limit of around 20 seconds per cycle.
- The SQR modulation forces the tracked duty cycle to 50%, making all of the 25 outputs into square waves
- The INT modulation changes the relationship between each output from a semitone step to an integer or harmonic step
- The ZERO modulation resets all of the output counters to 0, similar to a sync function
- The HOLD modulation stops tracking the input and keeps the last counted cycle duration and duty cycle values
A self-modulating modular analog patch, “Howler Patch” is designed to drone and change with random patterns over a long stretch of time. In this example, I’ve fed a recording of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” into it, using the EH V256 vocoder to modulate the voice with the drone-synthesis from my modular patch.
This example contains no overdubs or live-tweaking of any kind. I just turned it on, started playing the “Howl” track, and walked away.