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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Patch Notes #16 - Arpeggios with Make Noise René

Published on Aug 28, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Patch Notes #16 explores our latest tutorial, using René as an arpeggio sequencer to create complex chord progressions and musically interesting improvisations on them.

Make Noise Tempi is mult-ed out to the René X-clock input (stepping through the chord root notes), and another output at 4 times the clock rate is routed to the cycling channel 4 on Maths, then out to the Y-clock input on René (stepping up the “arpeggiated” chord tones). The QCV output is routed to the pitch input and the Y-gate output is routed to the gate input on the 0-Coast, which is routed out the Malekko Mix4.

The mult-ed clock sent to René is also sent to Brains/Pressure Points, one channel of which is routed to the 1v/Oct input on the main oscillator of the DPO. The final output is routed to the MMG in low pass mode, then to an open channel on the Optomix (which isn’t really doing anything to the signal, actually). The modulation oscillator is in Sync mode, the main osc expo FM attenuator is at noon, as is the FM bus knob. A looped channel from the ADLFO is routed to the Fold section input. Optomix out to the Mix4.

Another channel on Tempi is routed to clock the Ornament & Crime in Piqued mode, generating a Euclidean rhythm with fluctuating fill amounts modulated by another looping channel on the ADLFO. The O&C rhythm is routed to channel 1 on Maths, which is then controlling the second channel on the Optomix. The Both input is being modulated by yet another looping ADLFO channel. Braids is routed through Ripples LP2 mode (FM modulated by another ADLFO channel), and into the Optomix channel. Braids is in Meta mode, the FM input modulated by the stepped random output from the Wogglebug (also clocked via Tempi), the pitch modulated by the smooth random output. The Timbre and Color are modulated by the Malekko Anti-Oscillator in LFO mode, the triangle output to Color, Mayhem to Timbre. This is producing the glitchy percussive rhythms.

Two channels from Tempi are routed to clock and reset the Malekko Varigate. One channel on the Varigate is sent to the Envelator, which is modulating the Dual Borg kick drum we’ve explored before. A second channel is triggering the snare from the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas.

Everything is routed through the Mix4 and then through the Mutable Instruments Warps delay in the Parasite alt firmware.


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