MATRIXSYNTH: Sergernetics

Thursday, November 19, 2020


zack dagoba

"I have been exploring the idea of Cybernetic processes in modular synthesis a bit this week. It follows seeing a really interesting series over on La Synthese Humaine’s YouTube channel

So, this patch might seem basic at first but actually its doing something quite interesting - it is using Cybernetics to play by itself

It is generating its own patterns by using feedback loops in the CV path and a non-linear CV circuit (in this case the Serge Wave Multiplier) to modify them

By setting the CV inputs on the returning feedback paths carefully, the patterns come to life and start to do things by themselves

In other words, there is just one single clock being used to generate the timing, and the variations are caused by the feedback path. There is no additional use of random generators or other clocks playing against each other, and no intervention from me

I have a lot more to explore, especially by using the Cybernetic principal on other systems like the Buchla, the Modcan or the Emu Modular - all of which have provisions for achieving self-playing patches using these ideas"

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