Category: single take

Ring Mod Mayhem

The big advantage of hardware synths over plugins in my opinion is the immediate control it provides. In this patch I use my control modules to the max. I was jamming along for quite a while when I figured I should record this…

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Give me a sine

When strapped for inspiration, sometimes it helps to challenge yourself. You could take on a three module challenge. You could also challenge yourself to work with only a single instance of the simplest of wave forms: the sine wave. By mixing all kinds of CV sources and changing the balance of those you can get both percussive sounds and melodic elements from the same oscillator.

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.


Erratic Wavetable Melody

It is not that hard to introduce randomness and chance to patches on a modular synth. The big challenge is to do it in a way so that it maintains some kind of musical quality and not go completely overboard. That can be interesting too, but in this case I wanted to keep a melodic feel to the recording.

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.


Braids & Planar Downtempo

/|/|_|_| is definitely my favourite Braids algorithm. Controlling the chaos with the Planar is an absolute delight. Since I got that module, it never left my case and I use it on about 90% of all my patches. The little gate button seems like a trivial feature, but it really is powerful as hell.

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.


Braids & Planar Mayhem

The best moments with a modular synthesizer are those when you can just keep rocking the same patch for hours and keep increasing the volume of your set until somebody starts complaining. That happened to me with this one. The extremely wide range of different sounds coming from Mutable Instruments Braids and the control of that range at my fingertips through the Intellijel Planar really is an awesome feeling.

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.


Sequencer 1 chops up somebody singing

This is a vocal sample that came with the QuBit Nebulae. It gets chopped up by Audio Damage Sequencer 1.

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.


Ring Worm Percussion

Ring modulation really lends itself well for percussive sounds in my opinion. Ring Worm is an alternate instrument for the QuBit Nebulae that incorporates ring modulation between a carrier and a modulator. Super useful for this kind of stuff.

Another important ingrediënt in this patch is the use of ratcheting. This principle is awesomely implemented in the Audio Damage Sequencer 1. When used in some kind of random fashion, I think it really helps to convey a sense of ad lib improvisation.

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.


Funky Sequencer 1

I really dig how a modular synth allows you to move into any musical direction you want on any particular moment. Feel funky? Go do some funky stuff. And get to know a newly acquired sequencer in the process. In this case my Audio Damage Sequencer 1.

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Wonky Rhythmic Chords

For some reason the 1V/Oct input on QuBit Nebulae can’t really decide what to make of incoming CV with some alternate instruments. This is also the case with ‘Rhythmic Chords’. You could think of this as a shortcoming, but sometimes you just have to go with what it spits out.

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Chanting arabic uScale

Other than the LFO guiding the tempo of the entire patch and some filter cutoffs, I didn’t touch a single control on the modular during the recording of this bit. This allowed me to push my camera back and forth on that slider. 🙂

This post is pre dated. One of the purposes of this website is to put all my musical productions into one place. In order to get my archive more or less accurate, I chose to date stuff that was produced before the launch of this website at or around the time they were originally published.