Patchable 0013

Throughout the course of our daily lives there is a continuous influx of aural stimulation. We naturally filter out many of these distractions in order to remain focused on the task in front of us. This patchable asks you to turn off those filters and listen to the droning sounds around you. Pay attention to distant white noise hum of a highway, the sound of a refrigerator condenser or your own breath. Let these long, unceasing noises be the inspiration for your next patchable.


Create a drone patch inspired by the everday sounds around you. There is no limit on modules or external gear used. Simply that the sounds your create should be classifiable as drones.



  1. Create an original piece of music. It does not have to be a complete track. Ideas are welcome.
  2. Include the suffix PATCHABLE-0013 in the track title.  A completed track title would look like this: Spiral Vortex PATCHABLE-0013
  3. Upload your track to soundcloud by end of day, Saturday March 14th.
  4. Include a link to your track and patch notes in the comments below.
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black dingus 1. There is a no input mixer sample out of a bunch i made a while ago, looping in the ER-301. It has some chorusing but you can hear it throughout the patch pretty much unchanged. I also use a separate channel of the 301 to extract triggers from it via comparator, that is fed into Mannequins JF which is the source of most modulation in the patch (to maintain rhythmic relationship to the sample) 2. On the plumbutter, I sent both Gongues into self-oscillation and heavily FM-modulated the Deerhorn with that. The Deerhorn is plugged into the crazy… Read more »

mrwilliam My Patch Notes. I’m playing the two oscillators on the Pittsburgh SV-1 with Pressure Points. Each oscillator receiving its own CV from rows one and two of the Pressure Points. Before CV reaches the input on the oscillators, I have them going through channels 1 and 4 of Maths for some slew/portamento. Also, row three of Pressure Points is being split to modulate the both-rise/fall input of channels 1 and 4 of Maths to fine tune the slew for each pad of the Pressure Points. Also I have oscillator 2 of the Pittsburgh FM-ing oscillator 1. The Pittsburgh oscillators… Read more »


Mother 32 in VCA mode with square LFO running at audio rate into the EXT IN
M32 VCA OUT to Mimeophon
DFAM doing chittery noises into a VCA getting CV from Pons Asinorum that is triggered from Turing Machine Pulse
DFAM Out to Erica Pico DSP in circular filter mode
M32 and DFAM and Mimeophon are all getting modulated from a Doepfer LFO attenuated by Maths
I’m pretty sure the Doepfer LFO is also being modulated by Pons Asinorum in LFO mode
A lot of knob turning as well

makamqore I decided to get to know the distinctive voice of our dishwasher a bit better. Turns out, it’s an angst-ridden lil fellow with a lot to express, but was hard to come to an agreement about filter settings and the future potential of the S&P 500. Despite our differences, for a moment, even if only fleeting, we were united as bulaşıkhâne, and it was droney, and it was good (well, awlright). One dish-song went into a morphing morphagene, the second into a stereo dipole near self resonance, and a third was a battle between a disting, a plaits, and… Read more »

chris This is a microsound drone using the take and microsound system.

PeriodicResonance Patch Notes: Morphagene drum loop (left) * OUT > Q-PAS > Mimeophone > Xpan * cv out to QPAS Radiate Left * Maths > Gene size * Maths > slide * Tempi > Shift * Telharmonic (drone 1 – center ) * H > Erbe-Verbe > X-Pan Aux * Maths Inv > EV Depth * Maths (2) INV > EV PRE * PLANAR Y > EV Decay * STO (drone 2 – right) * Tri > QPAS R > BP > Mimeophone > X-Pan * Wogg Smooth > Q-Pas Freq 1 * Maths > Q-PAS Q * Morph CV… Read more »

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I know its a bit late to the party. Hectic WFH prep week. Anyway: Plinks and Plunks from the Division 6 Dual mini sequencer feeds 3 oscillators that provide tone, LFO’s sometimes with an adsr running into the Qpas provided drones and repeating machine noise. 6 tracks total edited and rearranged. On the whole it reminds me air conditioners in south Florida, during heavy rains.

Ethan James Startzman One of my jobs as a media composer is to write meditation music for an energy healer in New York City. Since the challenge was to use only drones, I made a meditation track focused on the heart chakra frequencies.  Patch notes: Clock:  Frap Tools Sapèl with green random clock inbred back into yellow clock.  Stream 1: Random Source Serge NTO with variable out to Serge Variable Q VCF. The variable wave shaper is being modulated by a Make Noise Maths in cycle mode, with the fall time randomized by a Frap Tools Sapèl. I’m using the Notch output of the… Read more »

forestine I started out thinking about household noises and was thinking about busy signals and dialtones, so first I made this in the Werkstatt: Frequency all the way down Medium-fast triangle LFO LFO affecting PWM and filter Slow LFO from Pam’s into VCF CV-In Slow LFO from Pam’s into VCA-In Some chugging: VCO Out from Werkstatt into CV In of SEM filter. Brown noise from Zlob Entropy into SEM Audio In. LP/HP Out into Tangle Quartet. Slow LFO from Pamela’s New Workout into Mutes and then into VCA. Thinking about humming appliances, decided to make an electrical sound: Slow LFO… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by forestine