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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Phaseloss


Published on Oct 26, 2016 voltlife

"A dark drone-like improv full of analogue instabilities and distortion.

A Doepfer A196 is trying to track the formant output of a Mannequins Mangrove (which is sequenced by Turing Machine through an A156). But on top of the typically wonky tracking of the PLL, the waveshape of the Mangrove is being slowly modulated, causing further judders, slides and glitches.

The PLL's VCO out is mixed with its phase comparator output and the steady square output of the Mangrove, forming a kind of drunken trio out of a single generative melody. The mix then goes into a Doepfer A108 filter, with the 24dB/o output going into a Vox Delay Lab for spacey/shimmery reverb and long delay. Also, the A108's BP output is patched into its own feedback loop, and when I turn up the feedback a wailing, sync-like resonance bursts forth."

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