=== vcp challenge #68: oldskool jungle ===

you are challenged to make a patch in vcv rack to showcase creative use of modules, so other users may get inspired. you can also win eternal fame!

for this edition, the challenge is to make a patch that is inspired by oldskool jungle, with its rapid breakbeats, deep basslines, and a mix of samples and synths. the seminal track for the genre is “we are i.e.”

this challenge will run for four weeks, as it is summer holiday for me, and i will be traveling for part of this month.

good luck!

== rules ==

  • make a patch in vcv rack and upload your patch to patchstorage.com and/or in your reply to this thread
  • tag your upload with vcp-68
  • make a video showcasing your patch and upload it to youtube (if possible)
  • add a link to your video as a comment to this post
  • give feedback on other participants’ patches

deadline: monday end of the day, wherever you are, august 2nd

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man ive not heard tht tune in some time - club entropy (kinetic, '92 on) stoke UK - n still makes me tingle. amen breaks all round then eh? some visual stimulus if needed -

UK harcore ftw!

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A glitchy patch with robots and fast rhythms.

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I’ll upload the patch tomorrow.

Edit: Here’s tomorrow, and here’s the patch General(tive) Junglist Massive!!!1 | Patchstorage

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My take. Some breaks, wandering bass, supportive kicks and extra samples.

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this is a very cool patch indeed

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Not exactly a jungle rhythm, but close - I guess :slight_smile:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK1BaqQVP6U

patch file “kick it”

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This has been a really great challenge with nice, inspiring entries from everyone. It’d be a big stretch to call my results “old skool jungle”. But I’m pleased with it considering that I didn’t even know what an “amen break” was until the day this challenge was posted and I went in search of more info. I ran a lot of experiments trying to figure out how to get the sound of various jungle break samples in VCV without actually using the samples. In the end I did what I enjoy most about working in VCV Rack. I picked a module I’d never used, in this case MIDI Poly 16 driven by Arturia Minilab MKII, and started jamming. Enjoy!

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Well, it isn’t exactly oldskool jungle, no breakbeats for starters. Though the tempo is supposedly okay at 170 BPM and the rhythm section is essentially the “Anthem” beat, but broken up in 1 bar segments. Some parts are generative, most of it is sequenced.

All samples from Ableton Live Lite, other voices pure synthesis.

The video is a very slightly audio reactive patch which uses a video of a dancing crowd and mangles the video stream to something quite abstract in Touch Designer. You can vaguely see a DJ and some dancers if you know where to look.

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Cool track!

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Thanks @ablaut for bringing up DnB, got me watching 3 great old documentaries last week.
Taking me back down memory lane :heart:

This is my entry, it contains 3 samples:
breakbeat & 2 vocals.

The patch:

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Wow, this is lovely!

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Sweeeet! ((:

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i can see you guys had fun with this one. well done!

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