MATRIXSYNTH: Fixed Filter Bank & Ring Modulator - Midweek Modular Moments

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Fixed Filter Bank & Ring Modulator - Midweek Modular Moments


Published on Dec 11, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"No music, just sound examples - I keep finding new ways of using the AJH Synth Fixed Filter Bank 914, this time with an envelope, in a similar way to how I'd use one with a conventional filter, and with the Ring SM in the second half. Turn on Subtitles for step-by-step commentary.

Rather than controlling the VCF frequency/cutoff, the envelope is changing the mix level between the black and white bands of the FFB. This way you can sculpt two very different filtered timbres and morph between them, not simply varying the degree of filtering along a single band, as you might with a typical low pass filter, for example. Here I'm transitioning between a brittle sound, with the lower frequencies on the white side mostly off, and a bass-heavy sound on the black side. The FFB can produce some huge low frequencies, even from one VCO, but you can hear it more so in the second part of the video with the ring modulator sounds, where it starts clipping and sounding pretty awesome in my opinion. I keep finding new uses for this filter, and it's encouraging me to try new things.

I'm still only able to construct simple videos, as I'm editing them on an iPad whilst my MacBook is out of action, so there'll be no outdoor video footage for a while.

Check out my recent all-analog synth album of tracks recorded as live sessions/takes, along with my previous releases here: https://tomorrowthecure.bandcamp.com

Help keep my channel afloat by supporting me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dreamsofwires

Recorded into AUM on an iPad using EOS2 reverb.
More Midweek Moments to follow - gear demos, useage ideas, 'how too...' stuff."

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