Definition: GHOST NOTES - hits added by drummers in addition to the regular pattern, usually at lower volume, to add accent and variety to a drum pattern.
How would you add them?
I apologize that this patch requires a paid module (VCV Pulse Matrix) but I’m addicted to the idiom I use in this patch: Use two rows combined with a logic OR (from the Submarine OG-106) in order to vary the rhythm. I’d do it with a free module but I’m not aware of a sequencer that does what Pulse Matrix does, allowing individual row sequencing directions to be different.
This works by using a Submarine XF-101 crossfader - when a trigger happens on the second (randomly ordered) row, it triggers an envelope, which drives the crossfader. The ‘A’ input is the full volume output of the high hat module, and the B volume is attenuated by a VCV VCA.
So when one of the random hits occurs on the second sequencer row, it lowers the volume of that hi hat note, giving you a ‘ghost’ hit.
2021-02-15.vcv (19.3 KB)