photography: karin schomaker
Some AM testing:
AM Mod/Demod module and RM Amplitude modulation Modulated by 2 Lfo
modules AM and phase modulation
Creating a AM trombone sound:
Testing the Chaos modules on
Sinewave - Cheby mixed into
16 harmonics- random mixed, Creating formants.
Sonic Core Modular IV synth
and Flexor modules:
This old filter-RM trick seems to work:
Complex FM patch:
synthesis is a synthesis method introduced in 1984 by Casio in its CZ range of
synthesizers, and similar to phase modulation synthesis in the sense that both
methods dynamically change the harmonic content of a carrier waveform by
application of another waveform (modulator) in the time domain. Casio introduced
the term 'phase distortion':
Rich timbres by creating pulse trains. 2 Modular IV
and 2 NMG2 voices:
Click Generator and Gong Resonator modules
4 x feedback and 4 x feed forward damping test.
Click Generator-FCmodDelay2 modules
Tuning the tube:
Perry Cook, Stanford edu
Using Flexor's Sample
Modular IV and Flexor modules
Noise and feedback:
Modular IV and Flexor modules
Feedback-loop test witch 3 different serial Delay modules:
Modular IV and Flexor
modules. An extra 1 sample
Delay for the feedback-loop, the Xmod/Fb connector, implemented too.
Click Generator-Comb filter feedback
Sonic Core Modular modules
More elaborated fun:
Modular and Adern Flexor modules
Digital oscillators are know for their static
sound. In order to get the sound less static you can use the Wave Animation
You will hear the dry sound slowly
turned to wet and back again:
The Modular IV synthesizer contains
6(!!!) Terrain oscillators to make complex waveforms.
CZ oscillators for X and Y input:
Wave Terrain Synthesis is realized by the
combination of two independent structures for generating sound signals. A
trajectory signal (or orbit) and a terrain function. The trajectory is used to
create a ‘path’ of coordinates that are used to read from a function of n
variables f (x1,x2,…xn) , the terrain function. Most implementations use terrain
functions of two variables f (x,y) but such systems can be creatively expanded
into more dimensions.
Complex forms can be patched:
A demo of these complex waveforms, random
Wave Animation and Terrain
A combination between VOSIM and terrain architecture:
Modular voice experiment:
Feedback experiment in terrain synthesis
A little rhythm thing:
Feedback experiment between
Modular IV out - SC Plate X - SC Plate X- and back to
Again, the xMod/Fb module is needed:
The Envelope Generator as oscillator:
'tuning', in this case,
can be done by the A, H and D sliders.
Cascaded Sample & Hold modules with a double feedback
The Pseudo-Random Sequencer, or LFSR
More fun with logic
Shaping waves by logic word scrambling:
Here, the J9K DAC and ADC modules are used.
The phase of of a waveform is a mighty weapon in designing sound.
to build a Harmonic Phase Oscillator:
Applying a LFO will shift phase automatic:
To make things more interesting, we apply a second LFO. This one is freq.
modulated by LFO 1.
The amplitude of LFO 2, and thus its effect is modulated
by LFO 1:
Creating your own harmonic phaser
Use and misuse of modules
In modular synthesis there is no misuse if it works
Animated control values
Terrain control values
This patch has the feel of strange kind of Phase lock
Soft sync can be done by comparison:
Creating your own Noise:
Rich textures can be made by this:
Demonstrating the RAW power of the Xite-1 and Modular
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