Patchable 0011

Most modular sequencers have a finite number of steps.  While this can seem limiting and sometimes frustrating, it can force you to be more creative.  One method of getting more dynamic rhythms from a sequencer is to restrict the step length of a sequence and play it against another that is longer.  Numbers that divide easily into each other do not work as well for this as prime numbers.  For instance a 4 step sequence playing over an 8 step sequence is the same thing.  The 4 steps will repeat twice during the 8 steps yielding a repetition with in the single eight steps.  However, an 11 step sequence over a 16 step sequence will not repeat for 11 cycles, yielding a far longer pattern before repetition.

The challenge is to experiment with sequences and clock divisions that are prime numbers to see how much variance you can get from a relatively static rhythmic structure. This does not have to be percussive, it can be melodic, noise, percussion or anything kind of sounds you like.  Also, not all rhythms must include primes.  Experiment with even and odd number and mix them with primes.  



  1. Create an original piece of music. It does not have to be a complete track. Ideas are welcome.
  2. Include the suffix PATCHABLE-0011 in the track title.  A completed track title would look like this: Spiral Vortex PATCHABLE-0011
  3. Upload your track to soundcloud by end of day, Saturday February 15th.
  4. Include a link to your track and patch notes in the comments below.
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Hey All! Excited to join the fray. Fairly new to recording things, and not just noodling about.

Patch notes:
Sequences of 7 and 11 steps from the division 6 Dual Mini Sequencer, Cv routed through Bubble sound and GMSN! vco’s. Aux and gate outs piped to the !!! inputs of the Make Noise Q-PAS. Harrington 1200 provides 5 steps of 3 note Chords that also trigger the L and R inputs of QPas. This track was edited and layered a bit.


sounds cool man!

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FM_in_the_AM In this patch, there is a 7 step Rubicon sequence with the sigmoid and square wave outputs mixed and sent through a low pass filter and some ping pong delay from the milky way. There is an envelope on the filter cutoff and the envelope amount is being modulated by a slow LFO coming from PNW. A second LFO from Pam’s is modulating the decay time on the envelope. There is also a 5 step BIA sequence going through the optomix with some audio rate modulation on the strike input. The percussion is from the TR8 with some 11… Read more »


My entry for this Patchable: Patch notes: Varigate4+ is providing master clock I had the X channel of Rene2 sequencing a Pittsburgh SV1 (through its normalized connections) in a simple repeating 5 step pattern. Filter is being adjusted by hand. This is going through a Make Noise Mimeophon with tempo coming from the master clock The Varigate4+ is providing note CV to a Antumbra Atom (Mutable Elements clone.) The note sequence has been clock divided to its only advancing one step for every 3 steps of the normal clock. Also the gate sequencer (not clock divided) is in a… Read more »


I’m an infant in the realm of modular so apologies if this is a bit scrappy. Here are my patch notes:

Using the eloquencer to sequence with some random probabilities controlling CV, Gate and Ratchet.
Percussion: 2hp Kick, 2hp Hat and 2hp Play snare sample. 12, 3 and 4 step sequences.
Voices: Erica Fusion VCO2, Erica Black Wavetable VCO, STO. 10, 12 and 7 step sequences. Fusion pitch is being hand controlled. Wavetable wave CV controlled by a randomized sequence of CV.
EG: Xaoc Zadar
Aux: Strymon Magneto.

crewcalledself Patch Notes NerdSeq master clock sending to Deeper A16-2 clock divider Prime Numbers Klee Sequencer receiving clock from NerdSeq but set to retrigger every 7 or 5 steps alternately from the divider Klee Trigger bus 1 to Bass drum and Arpitecht step increase Klee Trigger bus 2 to Snare drum Turing machine noise providing randomness to Klee DFAM triggered by step 3 from Clock Divider DFAM into Pura Ruina which is getting gates from Klee Klee CV is modulating the Arpitecht rhythm Erica Sequential switch is getting a step increase by 11 from the prime divider Erica Sequential switch… Read more »

PeriodicResonance Some good tracks this week. A number of them have more layers and complexity and more percussive elements. I tried to keep it very simple with two melodies played on the Buchla Skylab, one at 7 and the other at 13 beats. Very little automated modulation much of it is done or triggered from the Kinesthetic Input Port. Would like to have had more time to develop it but that wasn’t possible this week. Patch notes: Voice 1 * Twisted Waveform Generator * Out to 267e Filter B * Freq from Seq Vol Source * Filter modulated by *… Read more » Woo-hoo, my first Patchable! Patch notes: A steady kick (Pico Drums) and 16-step bass sequence (2 Mother 32s) in the middle, to create a foundation. Pamela plucking the SMR with two different Euclidean patterns (5/12 steps, and 7/12 steps) on the left (odds) and right (evens) channels, for some acoustic bass sounding plucks throughout. Pamela playing a Euclidean pattern at 3X to trigger Plonk into Clouds. Tete/Tetrapad playing a 37-step (?!) sequence of chords on the E370 run through Natural Gate, two voices to L, 2 to R, then stereo into Mimeophon. An 8-step Varigate4+ pattern is quantized by… Read more »

Ethan James Startzman This piece is called Fatigue, because my one year old has decided sleep is over for everyone around him, and this is what the inside of my head sounds like. Patch notes: Stream 1:  Basimilus Iteritas Alter receiving an 11 note gate. Harm, Spread, Morph, Fold, S/L/M, and B/A/T are all receiving gates from end of rise or end of fall out of an Intellijel Quadrax. Channel 1 of the Quadrax is receiving a trigger from a Stillson Hammer, and Channels 2-4 are set to various shapes and speeds of LFOs. Output of drum module to Erbeverb. Depth is controlled by an end… Read more »

forestine I still feel like such a sequencer noob, so I learned a lot doing this patchable! Two sequences from Mimetic Digitalis clocked from Pamela’s New Workout at 11/13 and reset to origin at /16 speed and 13/17 Two sequences from Korg SQ-1 clocked with same clock but restricted to five notes each. CV A is the first five and CV B is the last five Mimetic sequences Primary Oscillator Mimetic trigger out into Gate of Werkstatt to trigger envelope SQ-1 is triggering Grandmother Envelope. Inverted envelope into CV-In of Primary Osc Blade Wave, Blade Wave into VCA with envelope… Read more »