Patchable 0003

Autumnal Equinox

The third installment of Patchable coincidentally aligns with the beginning of Fall, the third season of the year. To celebrate fall, your challenge is to compose a track that primarily use threes.  This means 3, 6, 9 or 12 step sequences.  Triads, tritones and triplets are encouraged. Three chord progressions are welcomed.  Three oscillator synths are adored. 

 In NYMS usual fashion, you are not restricted from other tactics, strategies or equipment.  However, modular synths must be used.  The use of threes should be obvious to the listener.



  1. Create an original piece of music following the above challenge.
  2. Include the suffix PATCHABLE-003 in the track title.  A completed track title would look like this: Spiral Vortex PATCHABLE-0003.
  3. Upload your track to soundcloud by end of day, Monday September 30th.
  4. Include a link to your track and patch notes in the comments below.

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My entry for the NYMS Patchable 0003 Patch notes: This piece was multitracked so I could use the Mimeophon for multiple instruments. I broke down the patch on the first instrument recorded and forgot to take notes, so there may be some stuff I’m missing) 6/8 time Bassy part is a Pittsburgh SV-1 playing (for the main part) the first three notes of the major scale. Master clock from my DAW is going into a clock divider/multipier divied into thirds trigger the envelope generator. SV-1 is going into the Mimeohon. Mult from the /3 on the clock divider is triggering… Read more »



crewcalledself I started with Bastl Little Nerd creating the clock patched into Doepfer 160-2 Clock Divider set to Prime numbers. Out of the division 3 back into Little Nerd input 1. Out of division 6 into a passive mult. passive mult to DFAM trigger for bass drum. Little nerd output A set to triplets and sent to 2hp Hats CH. Then i think Little Nerd output B was set to Euclidean and sent to Hats OH. Output C was split and sent to trigger Maths and into the step of WMD Arpitecht. Arpitecht was set to 3 notes minor scale.… Read more »

chris For this patch I decided on the following threes: – 3 modules (telharmonic, lxd and mimeophon) – triads from the telharmonic (major, minor and diminished) – three voices from the telharmonic (noise, H-out and P-out, where P-out uses 3 sine waves) – I manuually modified 3 settings on the telharmonic (degree, centroid and flux) – I had three control voltages in to the lxd (two strikes and one CV) – There were transitions in the piece. – It utilized three octaves. Notes: I patched the clock out from the mimeophon to the d-gate on the telharmonic and one of… Read more »

kindstranger Sequence is derived from 3 ramp waves from Pam’s workout. /27, /12 and /3. The three voltages are mixed through tangle quartet, along with a periodic gate derived from running one of the ramps through Drezno and grabbing one of the bit-outs. The combined voltage is scaled and offset with s.p.o. and run through o_c, which is clocked at 3x and, running meta-q, cycles through three different sets of note masks. The second channel of meta-q is used as a sample-and-hold to provide some stepped modulation to the main oscillator’s waveform. Main voice is cloud terrarium > tallin >… Read more »


Submission for Patchable-0003. All 3 melodic parts (lead, chords, bass) were made using different patches on the 0-coast by Make Noise. The drums were sequenced in 6 and 12 steps via VCV Rack. Leveraged a 3 chord progression.

forestine Primary Oscillator Blade wave patched into Grandmother Noise In with Keyboard Out into Pitch so I have three oscillators, playing a three note sequence Osc 1 and 2 are Square and Saw White, Pink and Brown noise into Tangle Quartet VCA with various triangle waves into VCA in multiples of three with delay in multiples of three from Pam’s. Mix Out into SEM Filter, Cv’d by Clep Diaz in a multiple of three Clep Diaz BOC into envelope generator, enveloping BP sent into VCA Grandmother is being clocked as close to three as I can (clock was angry at… Read more »

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