Patchable 0020


It has been over a year since our first Patcahable 0001 – 3 Module Challenge. There have been so many fantastic submissions showing a huge range of expression and creativity from our community. Maybe you saw a Patchable that interested you, but did not have the time to join in.  Maybe you saw one but did not have a module needed or a solid grasp on the technique required. Maybe you learned something from a past Patchable and want to do a new version. Regardless of circumstance, now is your chance to go back and Repatch.

For the month of November, we want to revisit our past challenges by asking you to select a Patchable from the past. Peruse the wide variety of challenges from sound design, synthesis techniques, music theory and module deep dives. Feel free to listen to previous submissions for inspiration or just for fun. All previous Patchable challenges are listed at the bottom of this page for convenience.


Select and execute a Patchable from the past. You are free to write an entire song or simply create a single sound. Your submission can be structured or unstructured.  You simply must use a modular synth in your submission and nature as inspiration for your patch.



  1. Create an original piece of music. It does not have to be a complete track. Ideas are welcome.
  2. Include the suffix PATCHABLE-0020 in the track title and the number of the patchable you chose. A completed track title would look like this: Spiral Vortex PATCHABLE-0020-0009
  3. Upload your track to soundcloud by end of day, November 30th.
  4. Include a link to your track and patch notes in the comments below.


Saturday, Nov 28th is the next Patchable Performers live show.  If you would like to play that show please do not post your patchable until after the event.  Instead contact @saddleuptherobots or @vcloki on Discord to apply for a time slot.


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Ethan James Startzman

I will be running the gauntlet and doing as many of these as I can until November 30th. This is for Patchable 0001, doing the 3 module challenge, using Make Noise Maths, Erbeverb as an “oscillator”, and an Intellijel Quadrax. All funcations are set to various styles of LFOs. The primary rhythms are coming from the different speeds between the two channels of Maths, one assigned to input, and one assigned predelay. Quadrax is controlling size, decay time, tilt, and depth parameters. This patch is very “off the grid.” Enjoy!


This is just a snippet of an idea for patchable 0020. The repatch I picked was #002 Underwater Evolution. I took a bunch of sounds from the deep ocean that a scientist recorded (tube worms, air vents, fish, etc) edited them into a morphagene reel and used a MakeNoise 0-Ctrl to sequence it and control the tape speed, gene size and slide. I fed the output into the mimeophone.  the melodic voice is DPO -> QPAS sequenced by Rene. with more time I would like to make the morphogene sequence more rhythmic vs atmospheric and to develop the melodic part… Read more »


Shadow Drums prepared for the New York Modular Society Patchable Challenge for November 2020. This patch evolved from pitter patter of rain to thunderboomers to fireworks and settled on Re:Drum Machine, all with the same three modules. It is a sketch I used to develop the idea of using an LFO-wavefolder combination to derive rhythm. Not something that would support a twenty minute live performance by itself, but a useful tool nonetheless. The three modules used to create a drum machine without any drum modules (or sequencers!) are connected as follows: 1. AI Synthesis Ai003 Looping ADSR output feeds… Read more »


I would like to thank , and for help and encouragement in getting involved with NYMC and for taking time out of his great busy-ness to sort through the one hundred or so daily spam member registration requests to hunt down mine.


Performed live during Patchable Performers. 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… Read more »