MATRIXSYNTH: ASM Hydrasynth: self-playing patch

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

ASM Hydrasynth: self-playing patch

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Brittle stR music

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Update: tutorial video for the above posted here.

"This patch is a serious edit of the 'first patch' in my previous video. I used all 5 LFOs on this one! Plus ENV5 is cycling to modulate the depth of ENV1 filter 1 cutoff. Another LFO slowly crossfades OSC1 and OSC2, each wavescanning modulated by its own LFO at two different rates. Then the arp is ratcheting at 44% Chance, giving extra unpredictability. There's a sine wave in the wave sequence for each OSC: this gives a bass timbre to mix in with the brighter waveforms.

The Hydrasynth gives more complex results than any other hardware synth I've ever used. This is just one chord arpeggiating, but it never seems to repeat, what with all the timbral modulations and ratcheting! It keeps spitting out irresistible little phrases that I might never have invented by playing manually.

All FX are onboard the synth."

1 comment:

  1. Uhh... Triadex Muse? 1972. Edward Fredkin and Marvin Minsky, MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory



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