It has been 56 days since I’ve worn what would qualify as pants. Netflix needs to stop shaming me with, “Are you still watching?” Or at least start asking, “Do you really need more chips?” My quar buzz cut is starting to grow out and I get tired from taking a shower.
Confinement has us all experiencing unfamiliar restrictions. Let’s turn those restrictions into something productive and creative together.
This patchable encourages you to explore square waves. FM a VCO with a square wave and output the square wave. Open a VCA with a GATE instead of an envelope. Ping a filter, delay or any sound processor with a GATE. Send timed GATES to CV inputs on various modules. Send a square wave LFO to multiple destinations. Send an audio rate square wave to a clock divider and output multiple divisions to a mixer. Turn other waves into square waves with a S&H. Be creative and come up with your own use of square waves. The only rule here, you must only use square waves as your control or sound source.
HOW TO PLAY
THIS PATCHABLE RUNS FROM MAY 8TH – MAY 23RD
- Create an original piece of music. It does not have to be a complete track. Ideas are welcome.
- Include the suffix PATCHABLE-0015 in the track title. A completed track title would look like this: Spiral Vortex PATCHABLE-0015
- Upload your track to soundcloud by end of day, Saturday May 23rd.
- Include a link to your track and patch notes in the comments below.
https://soundcloud.com/crewcalledself/squarebiz-nyms-patchable-0015 PATCH NOTES main clock is metropolis because my LFO is not reliable DFAM kick w/both VCO in square mode and high FM is triggered by KLEE bus 1 DFAM VCF MOD is the snare type sound handled by KLEE CV-A&B Metropolis is sending pitch to Dixie2 square wave out and that gates gated by Metropolis as well thru VCA Dixie is getting PWM from a square LFO and FM from DFAM VCO2 pitch sequenced at near audio rate KLEE bus 3 gate is triggering a VCA for Chainsaw on highly detuned square Chainsaw is sent thru VCA to Mimepohon… Read more »
https://soundcloud.com/makamqore/belirsiz-kare-unknown-square-patchable-0015 ABOUT: Patch diagram: there were modules, and then there were cables. Sines and triangles and saws and drills were furloughed. I don’t know what to say, I can know that ideas came to mind when I was playing it and later mixing it down, though. I thought about squares (squares will be squared), but then thought of a Turkish proverb that doesn’t exist: “belirsiz kare artık kare değildir.” It exists now. Say THAT on a crowded Istanbul pedestrian thoroughfare in your best “outdoor voice” and see wtf happens. Happy accidents: slew the square to slay the swing. Red-knob-square-swing-slayer. 14… Read more »
https://soundcloud.com/user-731767312/nyms-patchable-0015 The wobble bass is a square wave from oscillator 1 on the Matriarch with an envelope from PNW at x4 the clock rate modulating the envelope amount on the filter. A gate from PNW at /4 the clock rate is modulating the pitch of oscillator 1. The filter is opened every 4 bars by another gate from PNW at /16 the clock rate modulating the filter cutoff. The FM sound is a pulse wave from oscillator 2 of the Matriarch hard synch’d to oscillator 1 and FM’d by a square wave from the Rubicon.
https://soundcloud.com/dysonant/patchable0015 I used square waves for almost all signals in this patch. All modulation was a form of square wave including pitch and LFO. The only none square wave elements were the LPGs and manual knob manipulation. The main clock was a Intelijel Noise Tools pulse. I multed this to several destinations. Pad = Piston Honda set to a square wave in unison mode. Mixing attenuated random gates to get pitch variation sequence. Open and closing VCA with gates from Animodule STD. Modulated Drone = Benjolin rungled bandpass out. Percussive notes = Sent STO square to Doepfer A-160-2 Clock divider… Read more »
https://soundcloud.com/leftpop/canaries-patchable-0015 Live improvised jam with just an SQ1 and MS20 in one take. The square/pulse modulation generator out is going into the TOTAL in on the MS20. This allows a single square wave LFO to affect the filters as well as the pitches on both (square wave) oscillators. So there is a square-generated melody that interacts with the slower paced sequence coming from the SQ1. As the piece goes on and the filters open up the “Square-ness” of the dual oscillators becomes more apparent. In addition to the synth and sequencer, I’m also applying an echo effect through a pedal… Read more »
https://soundcloud.com/user-961949270/squaredance-patchable0015 Modules used: VCO: Mangrove & Dannysound Cali Osc, STO VCA/LPG:Optomix RYO Aperure, Bastl Quattro Figaro, Circuit Abbey VacVac ENV: Intellijel Quadra Delay: Chronoblob2 Wavefolder NLC Timbre&Timbre LFO: Batumi Random: 2HP TM Quantizer: O&C micro Mults: Warna, Spaghetti, 2HP Mixer:Endophins Cockpit Batumii Div mode Ch1>Mult>RYO Klang, O&C Trig1, TM Trig Ch2>Mult>Mangrove Sync, Optomix Ch1 Strike, Chronoblob sync Ch3>Trig Quadra Ch4>QuatroFigaro CV ch1 “Thump” STO (SUB) > Optomix ch1>Quatro Figaro C>C&D output to Cockpit ch 2 “Main Melody” TM>O&C providing pitch to CaliOSC & Mangrove. Cali LFO Square to VacVac> FM input of Mangrove Mangrove >Timbre > Aperture receiving CV from… Read more »
not many notes here, it’s literally 208r (both oscillators doing squares) and Ciat Lonbarde plumbutter together, feeding back to themselves, triggering and FM-ing each other and that’s it. it’s a variation on a krell patch but pitch is not random. no post edits, no eurorack lol, a touch of reaper’s built in convolution reverb.
Patch Notes: Only non-square waves are some manual control of cross fading and volume via an Intellijel Planar2. I did a few versions of this patch and don’t know which this was so patch notes are sparse.
Modules used: Makenoise DPO, STO, QPAS, Mimeophone, Tempi, OptoMix, ModDeMix, Brains, Pressure Points, Maths – for attenuation.
Square waves from: DPO, STO Sub, Tempi, and Pressure Points cycled via Brains with all pots set high or low to generate additional square waves and used as LFO’s or at audio rate.
https://soundcloud.com/brain-basement/who-left-all-this-stuff-here-patchable-0015 The track is titled “Who Left All This Stuff Here?”, because it gathers a lot of bits and pieces of different techniques I’ve been working on for the past few months. Patch Notes: Stream 1: Random Source Serge NTO to Make Noise QPAS filter. Level is gated by a clock from Tempi. Low pass output to Erbeverb. Size and Tilt CV are gated by square wave LFOs from an Intellijel Quadrax. Absorb is gated by a clock from Tempi. This stream has both a dry and a wet sound, achieving both a bass pulse and an ambient swirl. Stream 2: Instruo CS-L with two… Read more »
Okay two of my oscillators are technically ‘Pulse’ but we’re going with that. I mean, at least they’re not rhombus waves. https://soundcloud.com/forestine1/toothache-patchable-0015 Lots of gates mixed together with stacking cables in this one. So much multing. Pamela’s New Workout is putting out all gates, but with different speeds/phases/delay times/skips. Two different gates from Pam’s together into LFO rate-in on Werkstatt Square LFO is controlling PWM and filter Entropy Infra into Sample and Hold to squareify it, into VCF CV In and Osc out into Primary Osc Sync Gate from Pam’s into Rate In of grandmother’s LFO section Lfo is square… Read more »