Add randomness to your pitches or modulation by filtering or “sampling” noise to create random voltage patterns.
(computerized beeping)…- Recognize that sound from one too many bad fiction movies?…That's the typical sound of a Sample and Hold.…A device than can introduce randomness into your patches.…Doesn't always have to sound like this,…but let's first go through this basic patch,…then we'll find some more musical uses for it.…In this case, I'm using the Disting…again in Sample and Hold mode.…In this mode, its output is pure white noise.…(static noise)…Which as you remember, is a very random signal.…You can see that on screen right now.…
What I'm going to do is take that random voltage…and use that as a voltage to sample.…How often should I sample it?…Well I'm driving not by any old clock.…In this case I'm actually using the output…of an LFO square wave to say clock, clock, clock.…In other words, sample, sample, sample.…So, plug this into the oscillator's output.…This way I could use the speed of the LFO…to decide how fast the sampling is.…(computerized tones)…And I can use the modulation depth…to decide how wide of a swing it has.…
This course will be based around the widely available Roland SYSTEM-500 Eurorack-standard synthesizer modules, complemented with modules from several other manufacturers. As most modules, synthesizer keyboards, and plugins are designed around the same principles, this course lets you dig deeper into synthesis and programming your sounds regardless of the equipment you own.
- Putting a system together
- Getting sound in and out
- Patching a typical synthesizer "voice"
- Tuning voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs)
- Working with waveforms
- Using filters
- Exploring frequency modulation, waveshaping, oscillator sync, effects, and more
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Synth Programming: Beyond the Basicswith Scott Hirsch1h 54m Intermediate
Performing with Ableton Live: On Stage with St. Vincentwith Daniel Mintseris2h 4m Appropriate for all
1. Putting a System Together
2. Learning Subtractive Synthesis
3. Exploring Alternate Techniques
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