Author: <span class="vcard">Frank</span>

Snare Drum Patch

A simple snare drum patch.

Only a short hit with an oscillator and noise. The pitch of the oscillator is descending, the Filter EG is used in Mod Bus 2 to achieve that. A lot could still be improved.

Download: snare-drum.syx


Kick Drum Patch

A simple kick drum patch.

No oscillators, only the filter in self-oscillation, swept by the Filter EG.

Use the Filter Cutoff to tune the kick drum, play with the envelope generators to change the character. Notice it’s fun playing melodies with a kick.

Download: kick-drum.syx


Rhythmic Chaos Patch

Lots of modulation going on: LFO 1 modulates OSC 1 pitch, filter cutoff, and Amp Env Loop; LFO 2 modulates OSC 2 pitch, filter and LFO 1 rate. Amp and filter envelopes are latched and looped, everything is synced up to the arpeggiator clock. The musician can’t do much to change the ways of this rumbling, howling, and ringing beast. Careful: Loud and extreme frequencies.

Listen:

Download: rhythmic-chaos.syx


Bubbles Patch

Bubbles, lots of bubbles.

LFO 1 modulates the pitch, LFO 2 modulates the frequency of LFO 1. Play with OSC 2 gain to change the bubble character.

Listen:

Download: bubbles.syx


Squeaky Lead Patch

Squeaky, sweet, funky, cute.
A lead sound that is not for everybody, but can do good things 🙂

Listen:

Download: squeaky-lead.syx


Mackie Onyx on OSX El Capitan

I know this post has nothing to do with the Moog Sub 37, but it’s about a problem that nagged me for a while and that kept me from updating my studio computer to OS X El Capitan: The lack of driver Mackie Onyx support for the latest versions of OS X.


Good for improv patch

This sound is strongly inspired by (but not meant to sound exactly like) a wonderful video by Ed Zuccollo, which you can see below.

Put good reverb and delay on it, carefully use the filter cutoff, and you’re in heaven.

 

Listen: (This is really just an example, and not at all comparable to the performance shown in the video)

 

Download: good-for-improv.syx