MATRIXSYNTH: Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400 // In depth demo + synth tips

Friday, March 08, 2019

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400 // In depth demo + synth tips

Published on Mar 8, 2019 DivKidVideo

"**TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW - SKIP AROUND!!** So here we have an in depth - deep dive - mega tutorial - ultra look ... or whatever other silly name for a demo of the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400. I'll take you through each module giving some tips and ideas of how to use them (AM synthesis on the VCA is great, linear FM on the sine is great for example) and in-between each section break the video up with patches and examples both playfully dotted around the house playing out of the speaker and with direct recording explaining how to make certain patches.

Check out my video building the PO 400 here


00:00 hello and patch previews

01:06 Introduction

01:54 Square - including PWM, audio rate modulation & more

06:12 Sleepy teddy time intermission

06:26 Saw - including linear FM, use an LFO & more

08:04 Kick & Snare patch - patching & sequencing two percussions sounds at once

10:24 Sine - including linear FM, vibrato & more

12:50 Gorilla’s bathroom break

12:58 Mixer - mixing audio, chord tones and mixing modulation

14:26 Bass riff with VCOs as LFOs & more

15:31 LFO - from slow to audio rate

16:45 Getting the washing done

16:53 Filter - vocal overtones, vowels, low pass sweeps & more

18:09 Self generating FM lasers

19:56 Envelope & VCA - ADSR shapes, VCA functions and AM synthesis.

23:01 Fresh air & sci fi noises

23:17 Sequencer - direction modulation, reset, binary inputs, odd step lengths and how to turn a sequencer into a graphic pulse waves oscillator

28:50 400 audio rate riff + modular drums & FX

30:13 Noise - noise as a percussion synthesis source and as a modulation source

31:45 Babies pram ride

31:48 Speaker - how does it sound? Comparison with two mics + direct sound

32:24 Cosmic space noise & self generating modular soundtrack

33:44 Rand - stepped sample and hold with random (from noise), stepping LFOs, retro gaming vibes and audio downsampling

36:54 How eurorack compatible is it?"

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