Using a pattern generator to make a song

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dsc_0555-mov My beloved Arturia BeatstepPro is kind of dead at the moment, so I’ve sought sequence solace with other devices in my rack. In this case, it the Kilpatrick K4815. The module holds 64 patterns and after dorking around I found one that I really like. It’s that one in the tiny video to the left.

I took the CV out and patched it simultaneously to the Rings, the E350 and the Braids. The Rings, a resonator, is capable of polyphony, unlike a basic oscillator. But, the trick is that it only “strums” a note when the voltage changes. So, while the other two VCOs are playing the same note twice, the Rings doesn’t sound the repeated note. BUT when the incoming CV changes for a new note, it doesn’t end the one already playing.

The end result is as if I were playing a stringed instrument and there are some cool harmonies between the VCO’s and the Rings.

I devised a song out of this stuff.

 

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