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Sunday, September 04, 2016

Patch Notes #18 - Reaktor Blocks w/ DU-SEQ & Make Noise 0-Coast


Published on Sep 4, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Patch Notes #18 goes Techno, using user created modules in Reaktor Blocks to sequence and randomize drum triggers and notes through the Traktor Audio 10 to a Eurorack system.

Reaktor is running a couple of downloaded modules from the Reaktor User Library, including the Maschine Sequencer Block (an altered version of it, built to operate with the Traktor F1 controller) and the Turing Machine 1.0. These are both clocked by an internal clock module. The first 4 channels on the Maschine Sequencer are routed to a Gates & Trigs module, where the gates are converted to triggers, and then out to physical outputs 3-6 on the Audio 10.

The F1 acts as an 8 channel 16 step sequencer (only using 4 channels) with Euclidean Rhythm generating functions assigned to 3 of the knobs on one control page. The 4th knob is assigned to control the swing amount of the clock module. On the second page, the knobs are assigned to control the Turing Machine functions, so randomized sequences can be looped and lengthened.

The first channel is routed to the Scooper kick drum, the 4th to the Scooper hihat (as seen in our Roland Aira Modular Drum Machine video). The 3rd channel is routed to the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas for snare-ish business, and the 4th is clock the DU-SEQ sequencer, which is sending CV and Gate to the Make Noise 0-Coast.

The Turing Machine in Blocks is routed directly out into the pitch input of the MIDI Out module. The randomized sequence is converted to MIDI notes, and sent through Mutable Instruments Yarns and then out via CV and Gate to the Make Noise DPO, and the Intellijel Dual ADSR. The DPO Final output is routed to the Optomix, which is being opened and closed by the Dual ADSR.

The Ornament & Crime is in Quadraturia mode, generating 3 LFOs. Two of these are routed to the morph and fold functions on the BI, another routed to the Shape function on the DPO. The Korg SQ-1 is in random mode, altering the hihat decay length.

The DU-SEQ is playing a complex pattern with 2 steps assigned to external gate 1, rather than the clocked signal from Blocks. The clock out is routed to the Malekko Varigate 4. Channel 1 on the Varigate is routed to the external gate 1 on the DU-SEQ, with an 8 step sequence (acting like a clock) and randomized repeats for interesting gating on that channel. Another channel is clocking the 0-Coast tempo in, with a third Varigate channel triggering the slope section (which is modulating the multiply amount). The stepped random section is routed to the voltage math section, then split and on to contour decay and overtone amount.

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