[LAU] ["Music"] Unquantized analogue chords
mlang at delysid.org
Thu Jun 4 00:24:46 CEST 2020
Definitely not a finished piece of music. Patched and tuned in
basically just a few minutes, so there isn't any development or anything
else you'd want to have from a track in this genre.
And not even made with Linux as such. It is a all-hardware track,
recorded with SuperCollider. However, we had a lot of fun performing it
together. If you're still here, here goes the story:
I have two Analogue Solutions Megacities. The megacity is an analogue
step sequencer with 64 steps. It can be used in two-channel mode, so
you get 2x32 steps. Since I have two of them, I patched them up to have
4 channels of CV output, directly going to a Döpfer A-111-4.
So I clocked the step sequencers with a slow pulse every 4 beats.
And tuned some 7th chords by hand. Mind you, no quantisation in use.
Since I was already sort of terrorizing my girl while preparing the
patch, it turned out to be a wonderful opportunity to give her a
hands-on dive into the world of modular synthesizers. She has a really
good ear, and once I showed her which of the countless encoders were
responsible for the individual chord tones, she was hooked and determined
to make it sound passable. A minute later, she found herself twiddling
the cutoff and resonance knobs on a x0xb0x as if that's what she always
has been doing. So I couldn't resist and capture this
magical moment of understanding.
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