Here we go -- single-skiff performance synth in 104hp?

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Ben Asaro wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 1:38 pm get lost/disheartened/disenchanted, lose interest and stop making music altogether).

Yes, all of those, got the T-Shirt.
But I ignored the printed warning "please patch responsibly"
I’m back now, and I’m far more responsible, the benefit of a traumatic previous relationship.
Your case is looking great though, a good balance of functionality and aesthetics.

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Re: Here we go -- single-skiff performance synth in 104hp?

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Did my first round of serious recording last night with the new setup, it worked flawlessly. :D

I used Logic as the primary clock and went mio USB/MIDI > Erica Synths MIDI <> CLK > NerdSeq, sync'd at 24 PPQ. Audio followed the live chain exactly going straight from Rosie to the 18i20.

The first piece I wrote for the live setup is long and pretty involved, it took ages to record it one part at a time in real time, but I am very happy with the final result!

I should be able to record the poly synth parts tonight, and then move onto song #2!
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Re: Here we go -- single-skiff performance synth in 104hp?

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Quick update: recordings continue to move forward. Haven’t forgotten about the overview photo/breakdown , but I think I will wait until I can tear the patch down so there’s a clear view of the modular.
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Re: Here we go -- single-skiff performance synth in 104hp?

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Ben Asaro wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:35 pm Quick update: recordings continue to move forward. Haven’t forgotten about the overview photo/breakdown , but I think I will wait until I can tear the patch down so there’s a clear view of the modular.

We're hanging on for grim death here Ben ;)

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Re: Here we go -- single-skiff performance synth in 104hp?

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First piece is officially in the can! :D What a huge relief that is, it feels like forever since I started this project!

Looking forward to starting the next one! I'm home for the extended weekend and I hope I can get two of the four pieces completed by the time I go back to work.

I made another small swap in the main case: I took Rosie out and replaced it with a WMD Output Pro. So far I really like it!
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Re: Here we go -- single-skiff performance synth in 104hp?

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2 months later ...

I'm finally able to pull down this patch, photograph the complete setup, and post it here!

This was a fun, time-consuming, and challenging project; I learned a lot about what I like and don't like, my workflow, and live composition and performance with the modular.

I admit, it will be a relief to step away from the patch cables for a while! I don't even know what the modular looks like unpatched. :D
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Re: Here we go -- single-skiff performance synth in 104hp?

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No going back now, the patch has been torn down!

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Workflow breakdown coming soon!
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Re: Here we go -- single-skiff performance synth in 104hp?

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Sorry for the delay in getting this done, it was a semi-daunting project getting everything labeled clearly!

This is the CONTROL SKIFF:

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And this is the VOICE SKIFF:

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There are a total of five melodic voices and four percussion voices.

The signal flow breakdown is below. Unless otherwise noted, the call outs are [CV or pitched audio related to that CV]/[VCA envelope]/[VCF envelope]

VOICE A/B/C
Oscillation #1/Make Noise Dynamix

VOICE D/E/F
Oscillation #2/Doepfer SEM

VOICE G/H/I
Subharmonicon #1/Doepfer LPF #1

VOICE J/K/L
Subharmonicon #2/Doepfer LPF #2

VOICE M/N/O
Mother-32

VOICE P/Q/R/S
808 kick, snare, open hihat, closed hihat

Z
Clock input from DAW

1-2
LFOs for PWM on Oscillation #1 and 2
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