MATRIXSYNTH: 3 Modules #41: Kinks, Braids, Rings

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

3 Modules #41: Kinks, Braids, Rings


Published on Jan 11, 2018 Comparative Irrelevance

"I wanted to try a little idea for Kinks this time: to split a random S&H sequence into two different sequences using the logic and signal processing sections.

Patch notes:

A slow external clock gets the S&H sequence going, and this is sent into Kinks' LOGIC section. Since the noise that's normalled to the S&H input is bipolar, the resulting S&H sequence contains both positive and negative voltage steps. We can take advantage of that, along with the fact that the logic inputs are normalled to 0V, to split the sequence into only the negative and only the positive steps. The S&H sequence goes into the LOGIC input A, and the Max and Min outputs contain only the positive or the negative steps respectively (and otherwise rest at 0V). Finally, I'm using the signal rectifier to flip the "negative sequence" to positive.

Braids and Rings play the sequences. Braids is in WTx4 mode (4 voice wavetables playing chords) and I'm using a version of the Rings sequence to modulate Color, which chooses what kind of chord is played. I'm also using the internal envelope/VCA and quantizer here.

Rings is in Karplus-Strong mode, and I'm sending it white noise from Kinks in order to make sustained notes.

As you can see I'm using the volume controls on my ┬ÁJack to mix the two voices together – the stereo output signal is summed to mono in the mix.

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Thanks for watching!"

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