Patchable 0001

3 Module Challenge

New York Modular Society is excited to start off Patchable with a standard. The 3 module challenge! The rules are simple, you can use any three modules you want, no restrictions. Output modules do not count. If you want to use a sequencer, a full voice module and something else that is totally cool! Or get crazy with a random,VCA and delay module. The choice is yours. Get patching!


This Patchable runs from Aug 25th – Sep 2nd

  1. Create an original piece of music following the above challenge.
  2. Include the suffix PATCHABLE-0001 in the track title.  A completed track title would look like this: Spiral Vortex PATCHABLE-0001.
  3. Upload your track to soundcloud by end of day September 2nd.
  4. Include a link to your track and patch notes in the comments below.

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    The three modules used for this patch are Maths, QPAS & Mimeophon. No other modules or effects were used.

    Patch Notes:
    The basic idea is Maths channel 4 clocks the Mimeophon and output goes to QPAS level and Freq 1 so the audio and delay are synced. I am using Maths ch1 as a VCO into the QPAS. I also mult the Mimeophon output into Maths ch 3 to control feedback going into Freq 2 on QPAS. There was an awful lot of knob turning and button pushing happening in the patch.

    This is the main patch, but does not cover everything.
    – Maths ch 4 cycle, slow
    – Maths EOC out to Mimeophon clock in & Maths ch 2
    – Maths ch 2 to Fall to create pitch differences
    – Maths ch 1 cycle, fast (audio rate)
    – Maths ch 1 out > QPAS left in
    – Maths ch 4 out: QPAS Level, QPAS Freq 1 & QPAS Radiate-R
    – QPAS stereo lowpass out to Mimeophon
    – Mimeophon right output to Maths ch 3
    – Maths ch 3 output to QPAS Freq 2

  2. My entry for the New York Modular Society’s inaugural Patchable – “The 3 Module Challenge”
    I decided to make a bleepy bloppy robot fart piece using:

    Make Noise Maths
    Make Noise Teleplexer
    Doepfer A-135-2 quad vca/mixer.

    Channels 1 and 4 of Maths are cycling.
    Unity out of channel 1 of Maths has a stackable cable. One is going to an input of the VCA/mixer, and the other is going to aux in 1 of the Teleplexer. Output 1 of the Teleplexer is going to channel 2 of Maths.

    OR out of Maths is going to Aux in 3 of the Teleplexer and output 3 of the Teleplexer is going to the Both input of Channel 4 of Maths.

    The sum out of Maths also has a stackable cable. One is going to to the input of the VCA/mixer and the other is going to aux in 2 of the Teleplexer. Output 2 of the Teleplexer is going to Both input of channel 1 of Maths.

    Unity output of Maths was being used to touch the Plates on the Teleplexer in order to mix and mangle modulation of the ins and outs.

    The Teleplexer is a stupidly cool module for modulation mayhem that I don’t use nearly enough.

    Soundcloud of the piece is here:

    And even though it isn’t required, I made a video of the recording session for the hell of it:


    My patch used Sprot, Erbe-Verb, and QPAS hooked up in a feedback loop. Sprott’s ban-dpass our when into Erbe-Verbe, then Erbe-Verbe’s audio outs went into QPAS. QPAS’s left band-pass out went back into Sprott’s VCA in and it’s smile-pass outs were recorded. Erbe-verbe’s CV out went to it’s absorb, into Sprott’s VCA (inverted), and QPAS’s radiate (R inverted) and Q (inverted). This was used to keep the feedback from going too far out of control. The chaos-pass out from the Sprott was patched back into the VCA diode. Additionally, Sprott’s band-pass and chaos-pass were patched into QPAS’s FREQ input , and it’s low-pass and chaos-pass were patched into QPAS’s !!¡¡ inputs. The high-pass and low-pass outs were patched into the remaining attenuverted inputs on Sprott. Additional noise was provided by grounding a cable connected to Erbe-Verb’s CV out.


    I said I’d do them in order and here I am with 0001!
    pamela’s new workout, doepfer a-106-5 sem filter, monsoon

    Monsoon set to Resonestor mode
    Wet all the way up, feedback all the way up, reverb all the way up, density all the way up, for self-resonance
    envelope from pam’s into monsoon trig
    pam’s smooth random quantized into monsoon v-oct
    audio rate sine into audio in of SEM
    SEM cv1 is a gate (this was an accident)
    SEM cv2 is envelope at 100% width
    SEM band pass and lp/hp into monsoon
    pam’s quantized triangle into size
    pam’s slow triangle multed into reverb, feedback, density, position
    pam’s smooth random into wet/dry

  5. I will be running the gauntlet and doing as many of these as I can until November 30th. This is for Patchable 0001, doing the 3 module challenge, using Make Noise Maths, Erbeverb as an “oscillator”, and an Intellijel Quadrax. All funcations are set to various styles of LFOs. The primary rhythms are coming from the different speeds between the two channels of Maths, one assigned to input, and one assigned predelay. Quadrax is controlling size, decay time, tilt, and depth parameters. This patch is very “off the grid.” Enjoy!

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