Sunday, August 20, 2017

TINRS Tuesday + Qubit Chord - exploration time 1

Published on Aug 20, 2017 Gibran Curtiss

"Just arrived this amazing module called Tuesday.
Really impressive !!
Endless melody creator.
Plug it on one oscillator and have fun !
PS: in this video, sometimes a note seems to be out of tune, but it was my fault: I used an attenuator between modules to control the cv, but without a quantizer.
The notes leaves Tuesday perfect.
The module have a configuration that you can change the transpose options.
Next time no attenuators :-)
In this video the X and Y were used a lot.
The Algo was changed a little :-("

Modal Electronics 002 with Digital I/O FX Board Expansion


"Modal Electronics 002, 12 voice polyphonic hybrid synthesizer, expanded with the digital i/o & fx board.

The synth is a few months old, in perfect working order and estetically, mint condition.

TB-03/Model D - "Lazy Fall Wind"

Published on Aug 20, 2017 Jae Ryan

"I had this pattern and Moog patch ready to go but the camera was dying so I winged something as quickly as possible.
Model D is hitting El Capistan doing normal weird tape delay duties
TB-03 is hitting the Strymon DIG for some stereo width & movement
Both are going through the Strymon Flint with a long 80's verb and a little bit of term applied to it."

Creeping Bass (Novation Circuit Mono Station)

Published on Aug 20, 2017 HardtekStudios

"My first recorded jam with the (still) new Novation Circuit Mono Station. To call this just a bass synth is really underestimating it's power. It does bass really good, but can do a lot of crazy stuff!"

SE-02 - 13:33.333

Published on Aug 20, 2017 StudioElectronics

"SoundCloud copy and a few adds:

One takin' it on the SE-02; capitalizing on some now mysterious and murky, dual-modulation programming technique. I'm sure I'll find it again... well maybe.

Whittled down from 19 Minutes+. Glad that's over with.

Incredibly full-bodied and musical Resonance on this ladder filter, especially after Tim Caswell's latest OS tweaks which cleaned everything up.

Touch of wet, compression, EQ, and limiting.

MSR 8.20.17"

Oberheim OB-12 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Modal Electronics 001 2 Voice Analog/Hybrid Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Modal Electronics 002R

via this auction

Percussa MIDI MPE Support Details + Module Group #1 List

via the Percussa Kickstarter campaign:

"The past couple of days we worked on a proposal for how the MIDI MPE Support will work in the Percussa SSP. Besides that we also came up with a list of modules for Module Group #1 (= Stretch goal #2). You can find all details below! We're pretty excited about this :-)

We are almost at the first stretch goal, MIDI MPE Support, so please SHARE our update on facebook, twitter, instagram and any other social media channels you use to help us spread the word: EVERYONE wins when more people back the project, because the more stretch goals we reach the more software modules all backers receive. MOAR MODULES!


Quick reminder of how MPE works: an MPE controller (such as a Linnstrument or ROLI Seaboard) sends each note on a seperate MIDI channel. MIDI Channel #1 is a global channel which is used for sending global expression data. So the remaining channels 2-16 are used for notes.

Here is what I suggest for the MIDI MPE Support to be implemented on the Percussa SSP: we make 2 modules, MPE channel and MPE global. You can find the explanation of how the modules work below.

1) The MPE channel module can generate a control (modulation) signal based on the MPE data that is received. The module can be set to only listen to a specific MPE channel (= note).

So if a note is received on channel 5, along with its expression data, the user can use the encoders to “mix” together the data from the note however (s)he wants. If (s)he just wants to use the pitch of the note to generate a pitch signal that can be sent to an LFO, (s)he just turns up the “pitch” encoder to 1.00. If (s)he also wants to use the “glide” data along with pitch, (s)he can turn up the “glide” encoder to 0.50 for example, or whatever value (s)he wants.

Using the +CH and -CH buttons the user can change which channel the MPE channel module is listening to.

When the user is happy with the signal generated it can then be routed to whatever modules the user wants to route to, using the routing system in the synth engine.

The user can create as many of these MPE channel modules as (s)he wants. You can even have multiple modules listening to the same channel, but using the incoming data differently to generate an output (modulation) signal.

This way the MPE data can be used for driving synth voices (traditional use) but it can also be used to control modules in unusual ways.

2) The MPE global module lets you similarly generate modulation signals using incoming MPE data on channel 1. For example, XY data or Slider 1/2/3 or pedal data can be used to generate signals.

The user can have multiple of these modules, potentially using the same data differently to generate different modulation signals which again can be routed to whatever (s)he wants to route to.


advanced modules (2)

sampler module with time stretching: allows you to load a WAV file and play it back looped or one shot, with the ability to change the sample’s pitch or length without affecting the other.
granular processor: an advanced granular processer module with support for different kinds of windows, with control over the spread of the grains, grain length, grain speed, grain pitch, offset, etc.
simple modules (3)

simple delay: a simple delay line to delay signals, mostly useful for signals that are used as control (modulation) signals.
bit crusher: a module to reduce the resolution of signals, for example from 32 bit to 8 bit.
physical modeling membrane: allows you to feed a signal trough a membrane implemented using physical modeling."

via the Percussa Kickstarter campaign:

Prophet 12 Choir and Sawtooth Solo Patches

Published on Aug 20, 2017 Sacred Synthesis

"Alas, this is from my last batch of Prophet 12 demonstrations, and who knows when I will have a Prophet 12 again? It has been a musical joy to play this masterpiece for the past month.

The first section of music contains the best choir patch I was able to design. I'm sure others could improve on it, but for now, this is my one mediocre contribution to the synthetic choir type sound.

In the second section, the Poly Evolver Keyboard provides a string accompaniment, while the soaring sawtooth solo is played on the Prophet 12. This is an immensely important sound for me, and I wanted to test the Prophet 12's ability with it. As a result, I spent a full two hours making one improvisation after another.

Note that all the Prophet 12 demonstrations I've made have used the two pair of output jacks as a means of producing a six-voice stereo sound, including the monophonic Sawtooth patch.

In my opinion, the P12 makes a superb sawtooth solo patch, and it even surpasses the Poly Evolver Keyboard's version of the same sound. With that, the Prophet 12 has officially passed its Music Room exam, and I hope and expect to own one some time in the future.

DSI Prophet 12
DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard
DSI Poly Evolver Rack

DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard

Lexicon MX300

Performed live and recorded directly to a Tascam CD-RW900 Mk II.


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