I won’t make visuals for VCV videos like in the last vid, it takes a lot of time to get right. But I’m diving into TouchDesigner and Resolume when I’m not on Ableton and VCV, so I’ll make A/V stuff at some point. I’m trying to put together some music and some visuals this year and eventually make a project and release stuff (I’d like to).
Back in the day I had the whole Autechre’s discography on repeat for months if not years but ended making music on a more conventional timeline somehow. Doing this is a heartfelft dose of 2009 for me, I’m glad it resonates in you
Initially I didn’t want to buy any premium module until I tried every single free one and have a pretty rack with modules I know to the letter.
But @Patheros made one module with an octopus. And another called Warp Drive. As a Lovecraft and sci-fi fanboy, I absolutely had to buy the pack !
Since there are some unwanted and repeating notes in the patch I won’t publish it on Youtube until I understand how to distribute tonal functions not randomly and to build tension at the right moment instead of praying RNGesus to give me the right note at the right time. I was afraid Warp Drive wouldn’t meet my expectations but this is now my favourite sound module alongside Noise Plethora.
So here is a simple 2 minutes Space Ambient patch featuring this module. I uploaded it on Twitter, sorry for 25Mb/s compression, but I didn’t want to wait to have a perfect patch, could take weeks
I’m absolutely flattered my panel design enticed you to purchase my modules and that Warp Drive is up there with Noise Plethora for you. If you want help with your patch or just want to chat about sci-fi, don’t hesitate to DM me.
Last time I tried to make Darkpsy it was not entirely possible because I need a phase-synced oscillator for the kick and the bass. Without it nothing is tight. But now with ShapeMaster, it’s still not perfect but I’m getting there. I still need to find a more viable solution, as the oscillator’s phase is still not perfectly synced.
This patch need a loooot of things to be complete, patterns, recalls, breaks, it will take some time to get there and frankly I don’t want to focus on dancefloor music now, it was more of a quickie for fun.
But when it’s more advanced I will publish a full video when it’s done.
I will make videos about it when I can settle, in a month or two at worst I should have my place and make me a proper desk, and retrieve my beloved mic, it’s way better to make videos this way
I began by the kick and the bass and it took me a while. I used ShapeMaster to draw the modulation I wanted for the pitch and the volume, routed to a MSM oscillator, both reset on beat. Then I threw a random background melody and did FM leads on top ; the Befaco doesn’t do much, I just use the cycle looping function to change the melody in one click. The drums besides the kick are Autodafe’s modules.
If you are interested by Darkpsy music I can send you links, you will need several tutorials. I’ll provide this patch at some point, when I can play more than a one minute loop with it !