Polyphonic harmonic generator
All sounds come from a SINGLE RS370 in analogue polyphonic mode. The disharmonix wavetable is used and the wavetable position is modulated by an envelope. also a RS510e trapezoid generator
controls the RS370's osc1 level.
4 of the RS370 voices are used only and its one comes from its own individual output. Each voice is
processed from a separate analogue filter of the Integrator system.
Two of the 4 voices are the passed thru two rs290 delays (synced to the sequencer clock). The sequencers that are used to make this sequence is the RS200, two doepfer a155 sequencers
and A154 sequencer controller and a metalbox sequential switch, plus metalbox pulse divider and Gate Sequencer.
additionally many other integrator modules are used (mixers, phaser, pulse divider,
second trapezoid generator) as also a Doepfer vc-mixer plus its 4 vca's and 3 Doepfer vc envelopes
and a standard a140 envelope.
Again the same patch as above but with additional vca and intergator RS60 envelope.
The knob settings are changed in some modules and now the RS370 wavetable is the
Same patch as above, with small cord changes and with different knob settings and a different wavetable of the RS370 called New Waves.
In this clip, you first hear a modded TR606 playing BD and SD, later (at about the 12th second) the RS370 (in poly analogue mode, 4 voices) comes in the mix. All the ticky and clicky percussion come
from the RS370 (in a patch that is the same as the very first one with some variations).
The tr606 is faded out (in about the 1m25sec mark) and you hear the RS370 only. (btw, the acidbass comes from an AS
RS90 vco, that also acts as modulator for some parameters). in the end (at about the 1m44sec mark) the tr606 comes in the mix again and it also now plays hihats. Master clock for all the sequencers comes from the TR606.
All sounds come from the RS370 (now all of its 6 voices are used). It is in poly analogue mode with each one of its 6 voices controlled by a different envelope (doepfer A141 and A140's) and all envelopes controlled by 4 different sequencers (Doepfer A155+A154, two Metalbox sequential switches, and a Metalbox gate sequencer)
running in polyrhythmic fashion with the help of the metalbox pulse divider. 4 vca's are used to gate the rs370
voices. these are the 4 vca's of the Doepfer A135 vc-mixer. All sounds are the raw output of the rs370, apart from
one of the 6 voices that is passed thru the AS RS500e diode filter.
After a few seconds, i start to introduce extra movement by controlling (via the rs370's control input2, control input4 and control input 5) the RS370's envelope's attack time by an RS60 env in cycle mode, RS370 coarse pitch by an RS510e, and also controlling RS370's
wavetable position by a second RS510e. One of the RS370's six voices pitch cv is controlled by the Plan B Model 24
Haisenberg generator, that is clocked by the same master clock as the 4 sequencers.
same basic patch (Rs370 in analogue poly mode) but with added envelopes in vaious retriggering modes, plus envelopes
controlled by the Doepfer boolean logic module A166, also many of the RS370 voices are
controlled (via their respective pitch cv inputs)by FM'ed Blacet vco's. the whole RS370 is then passed thru an RS240 filterbank and also its multed and passed thru an RS290 vc delay sunced to the master clock.
Even the RS370 wavetable position
is controlled by an AS RS90 vco. Various complex interlocking and evolving rhythms occur...
||Dropping Beats 2:
Rs370 in analogue poly mode, again same basic patch as above with added second Metalbox Gated Comparator and digital noise as modulator of various
parameters, plus sequencer clock for some of the sequences going on and off (in time with master
clock) and more envelope parameter animation. two wavetable position modulators for the RS370, via two control inputs of the RS370. Never ending variation...
||Dropping Beats 3:
RS370 in analogue poly mode, starting patch as above, but with cord changes, different knob settings, different filter mode of the rs240 filterbank added phaser, added RS50 trigger extractor, modulation of the decay stage of the two RS510e, sent some reset pulses to two of the sequencers and a sync pulse to one of the modulating
The name may not clearly suggest it, but its a complex patch. actually, too complex to describe... ok, lets give it a shot:
Two RS370's both running in analogue poly mode (one of them with a
moving wavetable, the other with a synthetic additive wave) 6 sequencer in various clock speed divisions controlling envelopes and triggering RS370 voices.
The first RS370 plays the sequence of the previous patch and the second rs70 adds more complexity.
The skip feature of the RS200 sequencer has been used too.
Various Doepfer lfo's control many things...at the start of the clip, you only hear few voices and then i start to introduce more and more rs370 voices.
In the end you are listening to 9 RS370 voices. 3 from the second RS370 and 6 from the first one.
The RS100 filter has also been used in this patch.
Metalbox Boolean logic pulses control pitch of some of the second's RS370 (oscillators). btw,
I repeat that each RS370
has 6 voices with 4 oscillators in each voice... Too mind bongling...
|Fax machines can
||Fax machines can sing:
Same complex patch as above, using two RS370 in poly analogue module. (9 voices in total). speed is slower now and i have
removed and added some patchords... changed knob settings, wavetable of first RS370 is not moving.
Around the 1:40 mark, i patch the A143-1 lfo's saw wave to a control input of the second RS370, to start modulating the coarse pitch of it.
Then the sound becomes even more glitchy and watery...
The RS370 is in analogue real-time mode (monophonic). What you are hearing is a single note! (only 6 of its harmonics are
heard, with their amplitudes controlled by 6 envelopes (Doepfer and AS).
The envelopes are triggered by various sequencers (Doepfer and AS) running in various (with the help of the pulse divider Metalbox module) clock divisions and via (Metalbox) logic
pulses. The output of the RS370 is raw, not filtered at all.
Even the low 'bump' you are hearing is the fundamental harmonic. btw, the RS375 expander is controlling, as you may have guessed of course, the harmonic levels.
The various envelope outputs are attenuated before they are input in the RS375 controller, in order to control the maximum level of each
||Sine Power 2:
The same patch as above with an extra RS60 envelope controlling the pitch cv of the single note that the RS370 is playing.
During the clip i change the output level of the RS60 from very low to maximum, and, in the end, the output level of RS60 is attenuated and inverted.
All these come from a single note...
Same patch as above, RS370 in analogue realtime mode, an RS510e trapezoid generator slowly
sweeps the RS370 single note.
In the top pitch you can hear aliazing that can make some great effects.
RS370 in analogue real time mode (only one note you are hearing again), but some parameters in the envelopes are changed
and more sequencers and pulse dividers (RS280) added. Also, now the RS370 is playing 9 harmonics in its single note.
of the harmonic amplitudes are also controlled by two RS95 vco, to add some kind of AM animation. so, in the start, you are
hearing a few harmonics only and, later, i start to introduce more and more harmonics (by un-attenuating the envelope's
output that control the amplitude of these respective harmonic). In the end of the clip,
I am slowly adding the two RS95
vco outputs to the mix of controllers that control harmonic amplitudes. Hence the sidebands you are hearing due to AM...?
an external digital delay effect has been added to enhance the sequence.
Apart from that, the output of the RS370 is raw,
no analogue filter has been used at all!
We hear the sequence of the previous patch plus a second RS370 in analogue
real time mode (monophonic). this second RS370
is also controlled by various envelopes who control harmonic amplitude levels. a cv offset plus an lfo are controlling the
pitch cv of the signal note of the second RS370. As the clip progresses,
I change the lfo cv output amplitude and add or
subtract cv offset that controls the pitch of the second RS370 note. later a modded TR606 is added (which is used as
master clock). in the end of the clip, the TR606 and first RS370 is faded out and you only hear the single note of the second RS370.
So, apart from the BD and SB and HH of the TR606, all the other sounds that you hear are only TWO notes.
One note from each of the two RS370's. All animation in the sounds comes from modulating harmonic amplitudes in
An rs290 vc-delay has been added to the second RS370 (that is also synced to master clock).
Two RS370's are used, both in analogue real time mode. Again, you are only hearing TWO notes.
Each of the RS370's is passed
thru a filter. The first RS370 is passed thru the RS100 lowpass filter and the second RS370 is passed thru the rs240 filterbank
in lowpas mode. Seven sequencers are controlling many parameters, including filter cutoff, various linear vca's (Doepfer A132's), and two Metalbox Gated Comparators are also used (which are
fed by two Blacet VCO's). Later in the clip I introduce audio-rate FM of the second RS370 via a Blacet VCO and slowly i increase or decrease the amplitude of the FM.
The (never missing) TR606 (playing BD, SD, HH) is introduced later and, in the end, is
faded out, to leave the two RS370's in peace...
For the above audio demo clips
the following has been used: apart from the sound source that is an Analogue Systems RS-Integrator modular (including two RS370's, two RS375's and two RS290's), many Doepfer envelopes, multiples, mixers, vca's, lfo's, plus Metalbox/CGs, sequential
switches, Gated Comparators, Burst generator, Pulse Divider/Logic, VC Divider, Gate Sequencer, Digital Noise, plus Blacet VCO's,
Attenuator. Reverb, Delay and Chorus from Sony and Roland Digital Effect
processers have been also added sometimes.
Above sound demos created by Bakis Sirros of Parallel Worlds