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Wave Patch

Post by Syscrusher » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:16 pm

trnsprnt requested a tutorial on this patch from "Primum Mobile" and I'm happy to oblige.
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It's really very simple actually. The first thing to note however is that for some reason it will only work on synth 1 (that's the top synth in either A or B deck). I only used VCO 1 for this sound but of course experiment!

Some of the parameters are more important than others and some tweaking can determine how heavy the "surf" is or change the waves into wind. The heart of the sound is the cutoff freq being modulated by the triangle wave. As you can see on the patch page I have set the freq quite slow but again experiment and you will hear the possible variations.

- oops, I just noticed I forgot to fill in the MG completely - the BPM should be set to OFF.

I have the sustain set to max and the attack set to taste.

The VCF is where the intensity of the sound lies. Subtle adjustment here can shape the sound of the wave. You can almost hear how far up the beach the water is reaching and bubbling on the sand by adjusting the cutoff. Some additional tweaking gets some nice wind effects of varying intensity. For instance: set the cutoff at 12:30 the peak at 2:00 and the eg int at 10:00 and the waves turn into wind.

Adjusting the drive setting in the VCA also can add some intensity.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Wave Patch

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:49 pm

would you mind adding a little mp3 as attachment?
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Re: Wave Patch

Post by trnsprnt » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:34 pm

WOW. I wasn't expecting such a quick response. Thank you very much for the tips Syscrusher. I'll sure use this!

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Re: Wave Patch

Post by Lifevirus » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:28 am

Nice, thanks for the wonderful patch.

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Re: Wave Patch

Post by Inkmo » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:50 am

That's awesome. Made it, saved it.

And now I feel incredibly silly for having spent the afternoon making a patch template when there is apparently already a perfectly fine one floating around XD.
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Re: Wave Patch

Post by Wolf Headed Muse » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:15 pm

This was useful , after tweaking it a bit I got a stormy fade in effect. thanks.

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