In the World of Grains – Part 7

In the World of Grains – Part 7

(contains embedded video – excerpt from my e-book about sonic grains: https://www.dev.rofilm-media.net/node/332)

Here we have to differentiate between at least 2 levels of organisation: the (single) grain level, and the level of clusters of grains (sometimes called “events”, sometimes called “molecules”).

On the level of a single grain there are only three basic parameters:

  1. the duration of the grain

The Modules of the Vintage ARP 2500 – Part 10

The Modules of the Vintage ARP 2500 – Part 10

In my last article I took a patch from the original ARP 2500 vintage modular synthesizer, analysed it and transferred it to Cherry Audio´s Voltage Modular. Today I´m walking the line in the opposite direction. I start with a brass-like patch at Voltage modular, explain the goings on and transfer it to the “switch” version of the original ARP 2500 (the software emulation G2500). Let´s go!

Close Encounters of a Special Kind – Part 10

Close Encounters of a Special Kind – Part 10

More About Random Rhythms

Another interesting source of random rhythms in sound design is rain. Rain is even more fertile, as it can give us a suggestion of different percusion, different percussive instruments and an idea of how to use them, how to divide the gained random rhythms between the different kinds of percussion. What I do is placing cans of different sizes, and other things that produce sound when hit on the balcony or in the garden.

The Modules of the Vintage ARP 2500 – Part 9

The Modules of the Vintage ARP 2500 – Part 9

After talking about the individual modules of the ARP 2500 modular synthesizer it is time to see and hear the ARP 2500 modules in action. Let me say it in a poetical style: this is going to be our first ARP 2500 close encounter in real. And we are going to have this encounter even twice: once with the original ARP 2500 vintage synth from 1970 (witch switches) and additional once with the (software) Eurorack version of Cherry Audio´s Voltage Modular. The same patch brought to life on two different versions of the same synth.

Close Encounters of a Special Kind – Part 9

Close Encounters of a Special Kind – Part 9

Some Last Notes About the Earthquake

I had recorded three layers of the sound generated in the experiment, that I described in my last article (of this series – link see below). The first layer was recorded using a piezo element, which was fixed to the speaker (directly). The second layer I gained from another piezo element, which was fixed on the little tube, and the third layer came from the dynamic microphones at my Zoom H5 recorder.

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