patchable 0005

Continuing our slow, off kilter shuffle toward the darkness of All Hallow’s Eve, for this patchable, you are compelled to draw upon the ominous energy and unresolved temperament of the tritone.  Pulling inspiration from classic horror films of the 70’s and 80s, create a track that uses the tritone in its gut wrenching deepness.

You are not restricted from using other gear, but modular synths must be used.  



  1. Create an original piece of music following the above challenge.
  2. Include the suffix PATCHABLE-0005 in the track title.  A completed track title would look like this: Spiral Vortex PATCHABLE-0005.
  3. Upload your track to soundcloud by end of day, Thursday October 31st.
  4. Include a link to your track and patch notes in the comments below.
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mrwilliam This soundscape I made pretty damn simple- patch notes: Boog was being played by hand with a Beatstep Pro (only because it was closer than my Keystep) Oscillators one and two were tuned to a tritone and the LFO was giving some movement/vibrato to the oscillators and filter. I was mostly playing octaves and tritone. I obviously had some others in there as well. The Boog was going through a Make Noise Mimeophon then a Mutable Instruments Clouds clone. Both had no modulation going to them at all. I had a long attack time on the envelope generator plus… Read more »


Short sketch!

Arp voice: ramp + clock into Drezno generates polyphonic gate sequence. Gates trigger Zadar envelopes, which open up VCAs on 4 channels of bit-reduced sines on Assimil8or. Arps are run through 3 Sisters, FM’d by Marbles, then Magneto, also clocked by Drezno. Sequence is ramp + random + clock into o_c in CopierMaschine mode, with a rotating tritone scale mask. Bass voice: E352 through Crossfold + Belgrad + Tallin, contoured by a Maths function and sequenced with ER101, run through Clouds in Oliverb mode.

chris My piece doesn’t really qualify as scary in the traditional halloween sense. I used two different chords with the tritones and resolution to create the feeling of waiting. I spend my life waiting for something or to get somewhere that doesn’t exist while all the while Ialready have it and you are already there but I can’t escape the waiting. Soooo… horror in a different sense and I think that the two different tensions with periods of resolution represents this well. This piece uses G7 dominate and B diminished for two different tritones. These both resolve to a c… Read more »