Here is a little jam from my new studio setup. After many weeks of low energy, creative block and procrastination I finally took the time to sit down with my synths and try to merge them all together into a short jam.
Just jamming with the AE Modular …
This is my second jam for Jamuary 2022. This time I’ve been playing a lot with modulation. Random modulation of the Nyle Filter via the RBSS, LFO modulation of the Core.ae from Wonkystuff and a rhythmic modulation of the waves from the Wavetables via the SEQ8 sequencer. The cool thing in modular synthesis is that you can use a CV/Gate sequencer for so many other things than just pitch.
My first jam in 2022 … enjoy the sounds of the Wavetable module which is going through a delay which is just so slightly modulated to produce a very satisfactory wonky sound.
This is a xmAEs patch which I came up with, as usual completely by accident with detailed explanation of the patch in the second half of the video.
Just a quick jam with the TBD and Cirrus in the really small Synth Explorer system.
This started as an experiment with passing the sound of the Synth Explorer through the Korg NTS-1 for delay and reverb effects. Then it somehow got out of hand and soon wires criss-crossed all over my desk to the various AE Modular racks. It shows how easy it is to cross connect different AE racks if they are all powered by the same power supply so that there is no grounding issue.
This synth is made for music and STEM education and is now also for sales on the tangible waves website:
The more I play with the Synth Explorer from tangible waves, the more I learn and it’s just fun! This time I am sending the drums through the WASP filter for bubbly bleeps, a fast pitch modulated OSC for strange sounds and the musical part is done via the SEQ8 and the Quantizer set to fifth notes.
Amazing what you can do with this little education system, the “Synth Explorer” from tangible waves. Here we have one oscillator going through a delay for a sound foundation layer, the notes are provided by a slow LFO that goes via S&H through the Quantizer (Pent Minor scale). Then a kick on the 4 and the bassline is just the sub oscillator going through the Wasp filter. Then noodling by changing cut off on the Wasp and decay on the envelope. A simple patch, but really fun to play with.
This is another Sunday jam. I started patching a stereo sequence and then kept adding to it, as you do. This was recorded live in one take, warts and all. All sounds from the AE system with exception of the drums which are from the Synthstrom Deluge which is also the master MIDI clock in this patch. Thumbnail as always by my son Robin.