OK, so here’s the first Stöfbug Square. One of the advantages of using VCV Rack is the endless amount of modules you can use, something that would not be possible in a real rack. But sometimes it is better to work with a few restrictions, so you need to come up with creative solutions to get results. Therefore I created a square rack area in VCV Rack in which I will start creating experimental patches, called Stöfbug Squares. This first patch uses only BogAudio modules. Not in the patch area is a 4-channel mixer with a reverb send, to give the patches some volume where needed. But for the rest it is all in this square area. Enjoy!
Yeah, nice! And welcome
In this Stöfbug Square I wanted to create a minimal acid patch emulating the sound of the old drum and bass synths of the 90s, like the TB-303 and TR-606. Autinn’s Bass module takes up a big part of the patch, but it is the perfect module for creating this specific acid bass sound.
I think you should remove the reverb and concentrate on the filter and “distortion”
I don’t say that I have reason
But Omri says Reverb Is Life!
But seriously, thanks for the feedback. I know I might not have the acid vibe spot on, I mainly use these little square patches to experiment and learn about modular synthesis and creating music in general. I’m a total noob with regards to making music, so I might screw up sometimes.
Listen to the RAW sound before…Reverb is not RAW at all
I think it’s great as is, it sounds really good. Remember there are no rules in art, so you can’t screw up.
For this patch I wanted to use Audible Instruments modules only! There’s some great modules in the set, but using them without any other brands was still a challenge. But that’s what these square patches are for. To experiment and learn how certain modules and techniques can be used. This patch reminds me a bit of the instrumental track All Saints by David Bowie.
I was aiming for some Blade Runner vibes in this Stöfbug Square. Two competing oscillators going over each other and being distorted through Audible Instruments’ texture synthesizers. Nothing complicated, but I love the sound of it
I’m a big fan of the digital sequencer module by VoxGlitch for VCV Rack. It’s such a multifunctional module and I really dig how you can simply draw on it, it’s a handy feature for live jams. In this patch I use a single module as a trigger sequencer, a CV sequencer and modulation sequencer at the same time.
Happy Easter. Here’s another Stöfbug Square for your entertainment. This time a sequence created by two sequencers, one running the arpeggio and the other the semitone offset to create the variation in the played arps. And underneath a texture is created by the Bleak oscillator going through a filter and the texture synthesizer. Enjoy!