After watching the "one oscillator beat" by Todd Barton (vimeo.com/52013392), I thought it'd be a cool idea to try something similar using my new VBrazil modules, the Aether Oscillator and the MultiLFO.
The goal for the patch is simple: to create clicky percussion / drum loops using just one oscillator, some modulation sources and a wave-folder for some west coast vibe.
Explaining this patch in text is tricky because there's a lot of circular / cross modulation happening between the envelope, LFOs and S&H. On the other hand, I'll try to give you a basic overview of the patch:
- The main modulation source in the patch is the LFO 1 in the MultiLFO. LFO 1 can be set to different waveforms and it features a built-in S&H that can be triggered using the HardSync input. I'm using it to control the pitch of oscillator, the frequency of LFO 2 and 3, and some other misc parameters.
- The main clock signal comes from the square output of the LFO 3 (MultiLFO).
- The Expert Sleepers is being used as a wave-folder.
- LFO 2 controls the amount of wave-folding as well as the frequency of the Aether's internal LFO.
It's interesting to notice how the main rhythm comes from the LFO 1 which is basically using a S&H to extract somewhat-repeatable voltage patterns from the LFO itself.
Although its fairly easy to get weird stuff from this patch, I actually managed to cut and edit some loops from it. Download them for free at cloud.spektroaudio.com/1hoUh
A bit more about the VBrazil modules:
The VBrazil modules are designed and assembled by Vinicius Brazil, an engineer from Rio de Janeiro / Brazil.
The Aether Oscillator is a hybrid VCO: it generates analog waveforms (Sine / Triangle / Saw / Square / Sub 1 / Sub 2) and it features a built-in digital LFO that can be use for FM and PWM. The LFO can be set to different waveforms including some stepped ones.
The MultiLFO is a triple LFO. LFO 1 is a digital LFO with multiple waveforms, a built-in S&H, hard sync, and phase / symmetry control. LFOs 2 and 3 are analog and the waveform can be set ramp, triangle or sawtooth via the symmetry knob. LFOs 2 and 3 also have square outputs with adjustable pulse-width that can also be adjusted via the symmetry knob.
Thanks for watching! :)