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Music Music Software Synthesizers

VCVRackTutorial: Quad Delay Drum Destroyer

Patch file: http://cornwarning.com/xfer/VCV/QuadDelayDrumDestroyer.vcv Bonus patch file (melodic) http://cornwarning.com/xfer/VCV/QuadDelayMelodicDestroyer.vcv http://cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-QDDD.mp3 This is a demonstration of the utility of parallel repetition of the same basic signal chain. I like to think that it mirrors the musical idea of harmonic relatedness and modulation.  Instead of affecting pitch, this patch affects time, in a rhythmically interesting way. This patch […]

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Music Music Software Synthesizers

VCVRackTutorial: More ambient drones, more modulation.

PATCH FILE HERE: http://cornwarning.com/xfer/VCV/GenerativeDrones.vcv Audio Example: http://cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/ChairCrusher-GenerativeShapedSines.mp3 http://cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/ChairCrusher-GenerativeShapedSines.mp3 This is a more complicated patch than with my previous tutorials, but I think it uses some techniques that might inspire VCVRack users in other contexts.  Note that I use many paid modules, that you’ll have to have bought to load the patch intact; but there are […]

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Music Music Software Synthesizers

VCVRackTutorial: Using Multiple Waveshapers to Drone.

Making drones is fundamental to modular synthesis, as it removes pitch from the equation, and makes piece all about timbral texture. This started out as a simple test of various waveshaper modules. The patch is here: http://cornwarning.com/xfer/VCV/ShapedDrone.vcv The core of this patch is using waveshapers to generate harmonically rich distortions of the original sine wave. […]

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Audio Samples computers Music Music Software Synthesizers

VCVRackTutorial: The Turing Machine

The patch file: http://cornwarning.com/xfer/VCV/TuringMachineExample.vcv Audio Example: http://cornwarning.com/xfer/VCV/TuringMachineExample.mp3 The two implementations of the Turing Machine Sequencer — in the case of this patch, the one from the Skylights plugin — are not immediately understandable without doing some reading of manuals, which is never anyone’s favorite activity. Turing Machine sequencer have a property that is one of the […]

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Live recordings Live Recordings Music Synthesizers

Live @ I Hear IC 2015-02-20

http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-2015-02-20-Live.mp3 http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-2015-02-20-Live.mp3 The idea of I Hear IC is to gather people from Iowa City to present brief performances in a local coffee house. Peformances were in the range of 10-20 minutes. Other performers on this night included Jazz singers, an improvisation from two Iranian musicians and a small ensemble improvising a new soundtrack for […]

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Audio Samples Music Music Gear Music Software Synthesizers

VOLCA JAMMIN

Sometimes you try something and it’s accidentally kinda compelling. The setup was Volca Beats Volca Keys Jupiter 6 Meeblip Anode Eventide UltraVerb on one send Audiodamage Dubstation16 on the second send. This is straight up tracky. It’s live mixing/tweaking. I actually added effects and the anode while recording. There’s minimal EQ-ing on the Volca Keys […]

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Music Music Gear Synthesizers

Getting a good Korg Volca{Beats,Keys,Bass} AC Power Adapter

I’m sure I’m not the only person who got their new Korg Volca thing home only to discover that the power jack doesn’t fit any of the AC adapters you have laying around. This is annoying. I for one have a box with about 30 different power adapters to check through. But I have found […]