"All-Analog" Audulus Songs
  • Very nice! I look forward to trying something like this out when adc and dac are released :)
  • That sounds nice! I had a nice couple of crossover sessions last week, but my patches looked insane. Nothing as properly composed as this either, really hoping to grow towards this level of control.
  • Comenow comenow, surely there is room for the abstract and bizarre as well as the sweet and composed.
  • @demcanulty Good stuff! It reminded me of a Moebius Neumeier Engler type of soundscape. There is something about wave-folders that reminds me of electricity, I mean I know it's all electric but they way wave folders add overtones makes me think of arcing electricity.

    It occurs to me that just because I don't have adc and dac I have to be left out of the game. I think I will try to clock Audulus with Silent Way and multitrack some generative sequences into Ableton. I suppose there is still plenty I can do with 2 ins and outs.

    @biminiroad is it still your best advice to just use the (o+4)/10 expression for 1v/oct signals, or has your approach become for nuanced?
  • @demcanulty - love the stereo effects on this one - sounds like a Jacob's Ladder electrifying the stereo field.

    Also, LOVE this: "What I liked most about this piece is that, for the first time in my life, I was moving seamlessly and without breaking the creative moment between computer and instrument, I found myself routing signals in and out of the computer just like patch cables, and throwing down new LFOs and filters, just in the process of thinking about the sounds I wanted to make, without having to switch consciousness to a more programmatic or builder mind. It was a big step forward for me"

    Right on! I feel the same. For these I've mostly been setting it up in Audulus then twiddling the analog knobs.

    @RobertSyrett that's what I've been doing for right now, but will make an autotuner and whatnot soon - the Mankato doesn't track like the Sea Devils, so I want to make individual 1vpo adjustments for each. Mankato has a much lower starting frequency so it sounds off.

    Here's another:


    Same as above, except in Sci-Fi synth 2, BP output of the SeM20 is fed to the .MIX module and into the input of the self-oscillating Mankato (which is still being filtered by the SeM20 in LPF mode.

  • When I use the Silent Way plugins the calibration is different for each output of the ES-8 to some fraction of a semitone, so and autotuner will probably improve tracking quite a bit. Until then a little variation in tracking probably only enhances the analog quality of the recordings :)
  • An autotuner would be awesome, I was wondering if there might be some good way to create a remapping table and save it at some point. It might already exist in Audulus and I'm just not sure how to make it?

    Thanks for the comments/encouragement, it is much appreciated!
  • @demcanulty - remapping table?
  • Right, I can see I made an assumption about how an autotuner would work that probably wasn't correct :) I was thinking if you connect an external oscillator to a voltage sweep from Audulus, then route the output of the oscillator back into Audulus, you could just map the frequency output of the oscillator and then save that map somewhere.

    So for any external oscillator, a method like that could generate an object that would convert an internally correct Audulus 1vpo to an arbitrary external voltage to frequency map.
  • Yeah, that's what silent way does. I'm not sure what resolution is needed, but I wonder if my sample and loop 64 module could be retooled for the task.
  • Ohh, I've gotta download it. I might have to get an ES-8 as well.
  • I use Audulus mostly as FX for my modular. Without MIDI out, and not having a SilentWay interface (CV) it's not very useful the other way around. I guess I could output raw oscillators from Audulus and feed that through the modular's filter etc, but hardware oscillators sound so much better; same for ADSRs and VCAs.

    On the other hand, the reverb I was able to build in Audulus sounds way better than anything I could find for iPad or (afford to buy) in modular hardware. I have also whipped up rotary speaker, Eminent and Roland choruses, Roland vocal formant filters, phaser, etc.
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  • Very interesting, quite an array of sounds and styles!
  • Thanks! I was aiming for Morton Subotnick/Dymaxion/Raymod Scott sort of territory.

    edit: lol,I actually got pretty close to dymaxion
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  • I'm enjoying this recording, nice work :)
  • What's funny is I took the same patch, patched exactly the same way over to my friend's house today and ended up with a pretty different song. I am really liking the format of sending out 3 sets of cv/gate and a clock/run signal on outs 7/8. I think I might post the other recording for contrast.
  • I'm a bit late but, i'm happy to see that you made such a good use of my drums!! @biminiroad