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Re: MOOG SUBHARMONICON -- in the house!

Postby Humble Bee » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:32 pm

I have the same edition D&D boxed sets... always on! :thumbup:
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Re: MOOG SUBHARMONICON -- in the house!

Postby Ben Asaro » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:39 pm

Durr GaGa wrote:Really pleased to hear that you are as happy with your SH as I am - it is a really amazing instrument that continues to inspire and surprise. I like your ambient piece - just what the SH was made for!
Perhaps! I’m working on a piece that crosses between Krautrock, psychedelia, Chiptune, and ambient lol.
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Re: MOOG SUBHARMONICON -- in the house!

Postby Ben Asaro » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:40 pm

Humble Bee wrote:I have the same edition D&D boxed sets... always on! :thumbup:
Don’t get me started on D&D lol, I run 3 groups, all different editions. :)
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Re: MOOG SUBHARMONICON -- in the house!

Postby Marbury » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:17 pm

This is possibly going to be my next purchase, but does it work well with the DFAM as I am more interested in percussive sequences ?
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Re: MOOG SUBHARMONICON -- in the house!

Postby Ben Asaro » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:33 pm

Marbury wrote:This is possibly going to be my next purchase, but does it work well with the DFAM as I am more interested in percussive sequences ?
Yes, they are designed to work together. But the Subharmonicon is not a percussion instrument, more like ryhythmic melodies. And I have no clue how it will pair with your Lyra-8. Getting the pitches to match may end up being a royal pain.

I would advise living with the Lyra-8 for a while and get to know all its ins and outs before adding another synth.
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Re: MOOG SUBHARMONICON -- in the house!

Postby Ben Asaro » Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:07 am

One month in and finally feel like I'm starting to get a grip on the Subharmonicon! Here's my latest pass with it, this is definitely the beginning of something new, can't wait to develop it further! https://soundcloud.com/asfollowswriting ... icon-jam-4

Synths used:
Moog Subharmonicon
Moog Mother-32
Studio Electronics Oscillation/Doepfer SEM filter

All of the modulation is from feeding all three phased outputs of the Modbox into the WORNG Vector Space and then using 3 outputs of the Vector Space into the Subharmonicon and Oscillation.
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Re: MOOG SUBHARMONICON -- in the house!

Postby Ben Asaro » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:49 pm

Uncovered another neat little trick with the Subharmonicon!

If you are using the sequencer to step through a drone or evolving pad, and the envelope is open, the transition will be very abrupt. I found that if you send a slow pulse to the Trigger input, it keeps retriggering the EG but if you have the VCF EG set to a really slow envelope, it creates a smooth ramp throughout chord changes. The resulting sequencer steps are really smooth while still having long sustain.
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Re: MOOG SUBHARMONICON -- in the house!

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:52 pm

I hope you're keeping notes of all this Ben, so you can release a book of Subharmonicon Hints & Tips!


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