Jamuary 2022 Day 2

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.

Synth Explorer – Wires Everywhere

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:


Synth Explorer – Just Jamming

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.