Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post Reply
User avatar
ChrisLody
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:17 pm
Location: Uk, Lincolnshire
Contact:

Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post by ChrisLody » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:55 pm

Here's how to make a patch that sounds a bit like a fast arp. Its a natural extension of my chord trick

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=18

I've uploaded photo's of the knob positions to make it easy to copy.

It works by modulating osc 1 between the Root and 5th of a chord and then using osc 2 to create either a major or minor 3rd by moving its tuning with the kaoss x or y
There are plenty of other configurations of this patch to make different chords but this is the most useful one i've found.

So start off with a blank patch and set both osc's to square (for a chip tune sound).
Then set the mix slightly closer to osc 1. Osc 2 doesn't alter in pitch so this should make it sound more like an natural arp.
Tune osc 2 to a major third, ie an E above C, against syn 2 if it helps.
Then set the lfo as slow as it goes for now and wire the square lfo into osc 2's pitch.
Then tune the modulation so it makes osc 1 produce a fifth, ie a G above C
Set the LFO to sync to BPM and crank up the speed.
Then you can set the Kaoss X or Y to move osc 2's pitch. Use Hold mode rather than Smooth mode.
When you program kaoss x or y squares in the lane shown in the image it will move osc 2's tuning and produce a minor chord.

You're then free to use the envelope and filter etc as you wish.
DSCF5079.jpg
DSCF5079.jpg (87.62 KiB) Viewed 2566 times
Last edited by ChrisLody on Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:46 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
ChrisLody
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:17 pm
Location: Uk, Lincolnshire
Contact:

Re: Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post by ChrisLody » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:56 pm

-
DSCF5080.jpg
DSCF5080.jpg (85.15 KiB) Viewed 2565 times

User avatar
ChrisLody
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:17 pm
Location: Uk, Lincolnshire
Contact:

Re: Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post by ChrisLody » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:57 pm

-
DSCF5084.jpg
DSCF5084.jpg (83.56 KiB) Viewed 2565 times

User avatar
ChrisLody
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:17 pm
Location: Uk, Lincolnshire
Contact:

Re: Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post by ChrisLody » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:58 pm

-
DSCF5083.jpg
DSCF5083.jpg (47.88 KiB) Viewed 2565 times

User avatar
DS-10 Dominator
Site Admin
Posts: 1390
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:20 am
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Re: Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:39 pm

Damn, I love chip sounds, so I'm looking forward to try this!

Any sound examples? (you can attach an mp3 here)
soundcloud.com/auxpulse soundcloud.com/ds10dominator

User avatar
ChrisLody
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:17 pm
Location: Uk, Lincolnshire
Contact:

Re: Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post by ChrisLody » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:44 pm

Okay here's a quick and dirty mp3

Here its moving from C major to G minor
Attachments
arp.mp3
(54.15 KiB) Downloaded 513 times

User avatar
DS-10 Dominator
Site Admin
Posts: 1390
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:20 am
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Re: Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:59 pm

That's ACE! What is not possible with DS-10 ;)?
soundcloud.com/auxpulse soundcloud.com/ds10dominator

User avatar
HarleyLikesMusic
Site Admin
Posts: 465
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:39 am
Location: UK, Sheffield
Contact:

Re: Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post by HarleyLikesMusic » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:42 am

i used a similar sound in my song for the compilation album :) although playing about with the major and minor thing should be fun !
DS-10 Producers that I have seen live:
AuxPulse, Critical Strike, DS-10 Dominator

(I will travel the world and add a lot more to this list one day)

User avatar
neil
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 10:21 am
Location: CA
Contact:

Re: Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post by neil » Mon May 24, 2010 11:34 am

i'm such a newb at the DS-10

you should make a youtube video explaining this because i'm dumb.

:j

User avatar
Decktonic
Posts: 1016
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:00 am
Location: USA
Contact:

Re: Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post by Decktonic » Mon May 24, 2010 9:12 pm

neil wrote:i'm such a newb at the DS-10

you should make a youtube video explaining this because i'm dumb.

:j
Same here.
THISISDECKTONIC.com | [url=ttp://soundcloud.com/decktonic]latest tracks[/url] | releases

User avatar
ChrisLody
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:17 pm
Location: Uk, Lincolnshire
Contact:

Re: Fake fast arppegio (C64 Stylee)

Post by ChrisLody » Mon May 24, 2010 9:27 pm

Decktonic wrote:
neil wrote:i'm such a newb at the DS-10
you should make a youtube video explaining this because i'm dumb.
:j
Same here.
Oh okay. I'll try to get round to it :D

and i'm sure neither of you are dumb, you're both synth heads afterall! I probably just need to work on my explanations.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests