VCV Rack Experiment 002: Fading Between Trigger Streams

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The idea of being able to build a modular system, set it going, and get something interesting and musical out of it without any further input from the user has a deep fascination for me. I keep mulling over ideas of how musically coherent pieces can be created purely from the interactions of the parts […]

VCV Rack Composition X: Multiplcatified Randomation

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Generative piece using the clock multiplication technique I’ve been playing with. Turned out quite nice. My better half even found it listenable. Many thanks to Colin Benders, and the crew over on the Modular Madness Discord for the inspiration, tips, and pointers. Patch: https://patchstorage.com/multiplicatified-randomation/ VCVrack.com is a free and open source modular Eurorack synthesis emulator […]

VCV Rack Experiment 002: Randomness from a Clock Multiplier, part 1

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Inspired by Colin Benders’ livestream yesterday I had a go at reproducing the randomness he was generating toward the end of the stream using a clock multiplier. It’s not quite the same but with a little more tweaking… Patch: https://patchstorage.com/experiment-with-clock-multiplication/ VCVrack.com is a free and open source modular Eurorack synthesis emulator which I’ve been playing […]

VCV Rack Composition IX: There is Something in the Dark Here With Me

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I’m waiting here for someone. It’s pitch black and I can’t see my hand in front of my face. There is something in the dark here with me… Patch: https://patchstorage.com/there-is-something-in-the-dark-here-with-me/ VCVrack.com is a free and open source modular Eurorack synthesis emulator which I’ve been playing with for a month or two. K

VCV Rack Experiment 001: Plaits LFO Delayed Vocalisations

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I stripped out the ‘vocal’ voice from the last patch and started playing with it. This is only three and a half minutes, I could run it for hours and it would always be different. There are hints at a rhythm in there on occasion and the higher register vocalizations really make me chuckle, much […]

VCV Rack Composition VIII: The Loss of the Intangible, and it’s Mourning

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For the first time I felt like I was actually ‘performing’ during the recording of this patch, rather than just turning knobs and pushing buttons. The Pads are sequenced internally in VCV with the bass sequenced by the Beatstep Pro. Textures and ‘vocal’ effects provided by Clouds and Plaits (or their software equivalents at least) […]

VCV Rack Composition VII: Broken Breaks

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I spotted a post in the VCV Rack Official User Group on Facebook earlier today that created cool Aphex Twin/Squarepusher style breakbeats from a fairly small number of modules and a few samples. Thanks to Masterseek for the inspiration, and you can find his video demo here K VCVrack.com is a free and open source […]

VCV Rack Composition VI: Gen 001

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Wanted to chill a bit with something more ambient and generative. The tension and palpable disquiet in the world at the moment can be quite oppressive and exhausting. Nothing sequenced, all I’m controlling with the BSP are the mutes and volumes. K VCVrack.com is a free and open source modular Eurorack synthesis emulator which I’ve […]

VCV Rack Composition V: Take Noh

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Something with a bit more structure this time. Building on ideas gained from extensive YouTube viewing and finally making use of the BeatStep Pro to control the patch while recording. Is this Techno? Maybe not. K VCVrack.com is a free and open source modular Eurorack synthesis emulator which I’ve been playing with for a month […]

VCV Rack Composition IV: Plucky Little Thing

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Another composition arising from watching Omri’s videos. This stemmed from a video covering the features of The Audible Instruments Macro Oscillator (based on Mutable Instruments hardware Plaits eurorack module) Again, I had not yet invested in my BeatStep Pro at this point, so the manipulation and performance was all done with the mouse. K VCVrack.com […]