MATRIXSYNTH: Korg Wavestate - Melody Maker

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Korg Wavestate - Melody Maker


video upload by Waveformer

"Here's an Ambient / Berlin School style jam that demonstrates the Korg Wavestate's capabilities as a "Melody Maker" - starting off with a simple 6 note melodic played by the arpeggiator, and then letting the Pitch Sequence and Shape Sequence add the occasional fifth and octave shifts, ratchets and note-holds, with random probability per steps and different sequence lengths, transforming the notes of the original melody to a new more complex and never-repeating melodic pattern. I've added patch notes throughout the video, explaining how the melody changes as the wave sequences are introduced and parameters tweaked.

The jam uses the 'WF2 Klangspektrum' performance, available here: https://gum.co/WF-BACK2

Performance mod knobs:
Knob 1: Layer A (fast arp) Octave
Knob 2: Layer B (bass) Octave
Knob 3: Layer C (chord stabs) Octave
Knob 4: Layer D (slow arp) Octave
Knob 5: Layer A (fast arp) Amp Level
Knob 6: Layer B (bass) Amp Level
Knob 7: Layer C (chord stabs) Amp Level
Knob 8: Layer D (slow arb) Amp Level

The audio is recorded to SD card on a Zoom R16 and normalized in Audacity. Video is recorded on iPhoneX. Audio and video is synchronized in DaVinci Resolve 17.

Gear:
- Korg Wavestate
- Zoom R-16 for recording

Audio connections:
- WaveState - Zoom R16

Misc:
- Initial melody [C3 Eb3 G3 Eb4 F4 G4] [C5 F5 G5]
- Chord progression 1: A: [C3], B: [C3 Eb3] [C3 F3 Ab3], C: [G3 Bb3] [Eb3 F3 Ab3] [F3 G3 Bb3] [G3], D: [Ab3, C4] [Bb3, Eb4]. Sequence A - B - A - C - A - D - A.
- Chord progression 2: [C3 Eb4 C4] [F3 Ab4 F4] [G4 Bb4 G4] [C3 Eb4 C4] [Ab3 C4 Ab4] [G3 Eb4 Bb4] [G3 F4 G4] [C3 Eb4 C4] [C3]
- Chord progression 3: Cm/C Ab/Ab Fm/F C#/C# G7sus4-2/G

My music on Bandcamp: http://waveformer42.bandcamp.com/"

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