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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Patch Notes #17 - Reaktor Blocks As Eurorack Sequencer


Published on Sep 1, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Patch Notes #17 explores the Reaktor Blocks patch that we created in our previous tutorial, sending sequences via MIDI to the Make Noise 0-Coast, and triggers to 3 different Eurorack Drums.

Our Reaktor Blocks patch is running an 6 step sequence in pendulum mode out via MIDI to Mutable Instruments Yarns. Yarns channel 1 CV and gate outputs are routed to the the Make Noise 0-Coast pitch and gate inputs. The Korg SQ-1 is in random mode with a 2 volt range, sending one CV channel out to the voltage math section on the 0-Coast. One mult out from the voltage math section to the FM input on the oscillator, and one to the overtone section. A clock from the Make Noise Tempi is routed to the tempo input, and the stepped random out is routed to the decay length of the contour section. Out to the Malekko Mix4.

Roland System 1m is playing the pads/bass. A channel on Tempi sent into a mult, then on to clock Brains and Pressure Points, one channel of which is routed to the System-1m. The multed clock is also routed to the gate input on the System-1m. Internal LFO on the 1m is modulating the pulse width on the two slightly detuned square waves, long envelopes on the low pass filter and amp, and drenched in reverb and delay.

Reaktor Blocks is also generating 6 clock divisions from an internal clock divider, which is routed to the Gates & Trigs module. This device converts the gates from the clock divider to triggers, which are then individually routed out to 3 drum modules and Tempi. One rhythm is routed to the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas, which is creating the glitchy, metallic snares. The BI clock source is multed to Make Noise Maths as well, channel 1 of which is routed out from both the unity and variable outputs to the morph and fold functions on the BI. Another Tempi channel is routed to the Make Noise Wogglebug as well, which is randomizing the BI pitch.

The kick and hihat are coming from the Scooper, in the Aira modular drum machine configuration we've covered about a year ago. The hihat length is randomized by the SQ-1 channel B. All modules are routed back through the Mix4, and on to the ping pong delay in Mutable Instruments Warps in Parasite mode.

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