So today was a pretty busy one and I have to wake up tomorrow at like 4am so I decided to do my first modular patch post.   But before I describe what’s going on in this patch let me tell you that it has been four days without a smoke and I’m still going strong.  Last night was the most tempting when I was hanging out with Justin but I held strong.  So hooray for me!

Ok, so what is happening in this patch-  (Let me just add a little disclaimer here.   The next bit of information you are about to read may go completely over your head if you’re not practiced in the methods and techniques of subtractive synthesis but nevertheless I must add the information for those that ARE interested)

So the core of this patch is really in the planb shift register and the doepfer A-129-3 Attenuator/offset module.   What’s happening is an LFO sending a clock signal is sent to the trigger of the shift register as well as the gate in of the ADSR’s(2).   Another LFO sending out a sine is sent to the attenuator/offset module for refinement and then on to the Sample in of the shift register.   Outputs 1 and 2 of the shift register are sent to the dual quantizer to convert the signal to a musical scale and then sent to the FM in of the sound sources of Oscillator 1 and Oscillator 2.  Both Oscillators are outputting square waves to a Plan B Model 13 low pass gate which is being triggered by the ADSR’s.   One signal is sent to input 1 of the main mix and out to the speakers. The other signal is sent to the 4096 stage BBD module.  The untreated signal is sent out of the BBD to input 2 of the main mix.   The BBD out is sent to a Low pass filter to cut out the clock noise and then sent to the input 3 of the main mixer.  And voila, there you have it.   No effects were added and the only knobs that I really tweak during the recording are the clock signals rate, the sine wave lfo which modulates the speed of the up and down pitches and the attenuator/offset which decides how far the sine wave will modulate the pitches.

Whew! I hope you enjoy! 

4 Replies to “Day 004 / Modular Patch #001

  1. Tricia

    I didn’t understand a word of that, but I love the music! Great blog – great idea.
    I’m going on 3 years since my last cig – it’s tough, but it’s the right thing to do. Revel in that.

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