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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:05 am

https://youtu.be/HNfsUT0tRvo

Some Treadstone and Generator this time. Ran it through a Qu 32 Mixer and applied some FX and then recorded the stereo out and converted to MP3 with no post processing. Trying to do 99% of the work away from the PC so the mixers made this much easier. :thumbup:
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:10 am

https://youtu.be/hztm5wIEZqk


Bluffed away from the housework, hid in the shed and did this instead :)
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:23 pm

Hope you don't mind me asking but what am I supposed to feel when listening to this? If it's admiration for the technical skills involved then yes, I can see that. But if it's enjoyment of the music then I'm completely missing it. It's just repetition with tweaks with no emotional content or feeling whatsoever. What am I missing?

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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:29 am

I don't mind at all, it's just as you said a rather simple sequence, the point of which was to show the modulation features of both the Generator sequencer and the modulation features of the Fusebox along with how it is straight forward to tweak and change the sound.

As a stand alone piece it could soon become tiresome, but that's not the point, think of it as a part of song that has yet to be placed in context. A single jigsaw piece waiting to be placed.

For example in the cover i did of this next tune the percussion and bass and synth accompaniment started out as simple loops also before being placed in context:

https://soundcloud.com/user-314656760/j ... ntal-cover

Or I used a load of different seqeunces in this as well as live play and put them in the context of the final(complete)song, Depeches Modes Oberkorn

https://youtu.be/seDAPMJiipQ
(Incidentally Martin Gore got to hear the shorter version of this and asked to be sent the full version, which made me happy as I'm a life long Depeche fan :) )

So it's more an experiment in ideas as opposed to be taken as standalone.

I like how frank you are by the way :thumbup:
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:32 am

Here's another sequence using the Generator this time with a Fusebox and Polymath. Starts off with the wet spring reverb output of the Polymath and builds up into a wall of sound :)

https://youtu.be/kZE-U1JxSwM
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:27 pm

https://youtu.be/P1UAFpY7XbA

This one I think is a result of a sugar rush after eating a ton of the sweets left out for the kids at Halloween :)

It's a bit of a racket :P :blush:
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:13 pm

Leipzig Sk, Generator food.

Not quite a Generator topic, but I got this yesterday as an additional set of keys to run with the Generator via the cv inputs.

Recorded my first go on it (as you do) and pretty happy with how it sounds so looking forward to hooking it up with the other gear to see what comes up.

https://youtu.be/lDB0pqlf39k
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:32 pm

https://youtu.be/LGaS0ErBWBs

Starting off with the Fusebox I introduce 2 Polymaths, 2 Nyborg 24s, 2 Telemarks to build up a nice sequence

Sequenced by 2 Generators and 2 4 Oberkorns

Mixed on a Qu32 with some live tweaks
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:17 pm

Simon Cowell would tell me I'm so current for this one

A Halloween Horror with the Polymaths

I applied a few effects through the Qu32 mixer, some delay and reverb, plus a phaser to gve a bit of noise and High freq interference.

https://youtu.be/BLGvOhzofLk
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:18 pm

DavyP wrote:A Halloween Horror with the Polymaths

I applied a few effects through the Qu32 mixer, some delay and reverb, plus a phaser to gve a bit of noise and High freq interference.

https://youtu.be/BLGvOhzofLk

Liked the structure of this one Davy, although for me the heartbeat lacked its classic low end power - I thought at first you might be rolling the bass off to leave space for a subsequent kick drum appearance, but that didn't appear either.

Hope you find this useful feedback.

Keep up the good work though! :thumbup:


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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:43 pm

Ta Martin

All feedback is useful, something I'm always open to and welcome in fact. As most of us do this at home with no other sets of ears so it's always great to get another point of view. Especially when it's as well considered and thought out as yours :thumbup:
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby Terrible.dee » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:50 pm

Looks like a ton of fun,

Could you post its basic features in point form? Just so we know how this compares to other units and what makes it special?

Yes, I could google it myself but it would be nice to have that as part of the thread,

I think there is money in advanced CV sequencing, that goldmine has yet to be plundered, I know it could be my mind imposing "Phantom betterness" onto a preferred method, but I would swear on the Bible that CV sequenced material sounds, not just better than MIDI, but more "Alive" and vibrant.

Again, could all be in my head, but I have some of those EHX Crash Pads and Super Space Drums, along with the clockworks "sequencer" Clock Divider. I sampled the Clock Works triggers into my MPC 1000, and used its individual outs to trigger 4 different units,

My first reaction, was: "I can FEEL the lack of an infinitely variable voltage (Even though the variance would be microscopically small) I can FEEL the deadness of the "canned" sample triggers...

...Fully aware I may be trippin' balls, but it is what it is, I'll try it again today and see if I have the same reaction.

The one thing that makes me trust my gut on this, is that I had the SAME reaction the first time I played an Akai AX-80, It felt DEAD, I own DCO synths but this was different,

Recent autopsies have proved the AX-80 is in fact NOT an Analog synth, its sound generation is 100% digital, it was the world's first V.A synth, before that name even existed (Before you start arguing to defend your AX-80 you paid WAY to much for because of the Jexus demo, GO DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH, It's no longer debatable, the AX-80 IS NOT ANALOG...Sorry, and no, its not like a Juno or a Matrix 6, it's a unique design that is DIGITAL...the end)
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:55 pm

I need some of the stuff you're on!!!! :D

As Requested:

Generator Features:


Three 16 Step Cv out

3 Gate out one of which can be "flipped" to play the gates that are not currently being used

Pattern Length can be changed quicky as well as the start and end point with the loop controls

Gate is set by 4 controls eg control 1 turns on gates 1,5,9,13 you can easily select all or which ever gates you want to turn on from these controls

A Voltage Generator/keypad this can be used to transpose the pattern manually or auto transpose 4 note changes.

It can be used to rest or start the sequence or for velocity or for pre-selected gate patterns or as a 6 note keyboard etc

Internal clock is an Analogue LFO the speed of which can be changed by cv, it can be clocked by external CV or by midi note

Freeze function that stops the gate progressing by pressing the voltage generator

One shot or loop mode

Various patch points for resets, daisy chaining, velocity etc

Although thats a bit of a wall of text the Sequencer really is intuitive and quick and easy to use :)
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:35 pm

https://youtu.be/1q-FhWogDq8

Some more Polymath, this is pretty raw and uptempo

Sequenced it with the Generator and transposed with the Telemark keys while tweaking the sound
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:03 pm

Generator Sequencer Workflow Demo

A sequence created from scratch, tweaked and recorded into Logic using smart tempo, upped the bpm added strings and hey presto a song...

I used a software piano as tuning reference but normally just guess the notes by singing doe ray me into myself :D

https://youtu.be/Qjqs2MjuKp8
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:07 pm

https://youtu.be/qkc7_9PHDQ0

Binned the last Bladerunner video as I felt I could make it better and faster

So this time I did my normal workflow, tuned by ear and transposed live

So it's the Blade runner sequence made and played in 2 minutes and 30 seconds :)
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:55 pm

https://youtu.be/2tKCzdEyN9k

2 Polymaths this time

1 Sequenced by a Generator

1 Played by moi :D
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby DavyP » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:04 pm

Productive day tune wise no so work wise :D

https://youtu.be/lEy3sopKQmo

2 x Generators, 2 x Polymath

Then played about with the loop in the mixer
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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:24 pm

DavyP wrote:Productive day tune wise no so work wise :D

https://youtu.be/lEy3sopKQmo

2 x Generators, 2 x Polymath

Then played about with the loop in the mixer

I'm still unsure about your kick sounds Davy - this Nyborg 24 Kick sounds rather 'cardboard boxy' to me, and has no real bottom end end again, leaving little foundation 'oomph' for your loop.

Love all the other sounds though! :thumbup:


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Re: Analogue Solutions Generator Cv/Gate Sequencer

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:48 am

Martin Walker wrote:
DavyP wrote:Productive day tune wise no so work wise :D

https://youtu.be/lEy3sopKQmo

2 x Generators, 2 x Polymath

Then played about with the loop in the mixer

I'm still unsure about your kick sounds Davy - this Nyborg 24 Kick sounds rather 'cardboard boxy' to me, and has no real bottom end end again, leaving little foundation 'oomph' for your loop.

Love all the other sounds though! :thumbup:
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+1 ... That creamy synth bass is gorgeous. As you have a QU desk, if you can't find a kick with some beefier low-end at source, there's a good chance that applying some suitable EQ to boost those boomier low frequencies will bring out the 'thud' a treat - I've used the EQ on my QU16 now and again to imbue a sense of occasion to some nice sounds that would otherwise be a little lacking in presence (though my preference is, if possible, to do it at source).
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