Very cool patch challenge edition 24

=== very cool patch challenge edition 24 ===

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

this time i would like to do a special challenge using primarily modules from

audible instruments

this is inspired by the videos from lightbath of his loom hardware rack:

let’s allow up to two other modules, and any amount of utility modules (mixers, triggers, etc.) – to be interpreted flexibly, within the spirit of the challenge

== rules ==

  • make a patch in vcv rack using the chosen module and upload your patch to

  • tag your upload with vcp-24

  • you are encouraged to only use free modules in the patch, but this is not required

  • make a video showcasing your patch and upload it to youtube

  • add a link to your video as a comment to this post (these videos will be collected in a playlist)

  • give feedback on other participants’ patches

deadline: monday end of the day, wherever you are, january 28th

(though late entries will still be added to the playlist)

a new challenge with a different module will be announced every other tuesday.


Here is simple patch with Resonator from me:
The sound is heavily affected by Delay unit, but challenge rules says that two other modules are allowed, so I picked Spring Reverb and Delay.
Although the patch is pretty simple itself, you can tweak LFOs frequency knobs and A*B+C knobs for instant notable changes.

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Pretty nice, but you could have use more of the audible instruments. Stages for LFO’s, marbles for slew limit and mixer for atenuverter…

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i am looking forward to @Omri_Cohen 's entry!

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@ablaut, are the southpole and parasites variants ok? (Also Topograph?)

it’s funny that I’ve recorded a video with patch from scratch tutorial just before when I see this post yesterday in Facebook group… only audible instruments and only one instance of each module. Great Sync!) will upload on Friday


@Patman i think that would be within the spirit of the challenge, yes (if we take it as: make a version of a mutable instruments rack in vcv)

What a strange coincidence. A few days ago I set myself an “Audible Instruments Challenge”, to get myself some focus, and really explore these modules properly. I’ll see if I can produce something.


Me too :wink:


Yeah. Omri is back on VCP!

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Ooops, I thought that only one sounding module from Mutable Instruments is allowed in this challenge and that’s why it is called challenge :grin:

oh, just add my video to another post if anybody interesting - Mutable Instruments only rack - Patch from scratch


Alright, going to throw up an early entry, just because I’ll hopefully make another one since we have 2 weeks and this is such a cool VCP to participate in and learn from. I like these sounds I got, but maybe a little messy at times. I think I’m not so into Marbles for some reason. And Stages is sort of weird to me, like why can you only modulate a synced lfo with audio rate modulation? and when I send v/oct cv to the vco I’m using as the audio rate modulator, it stops changing the lfo altogether, but maybe I’m doing something wrong. Btw Omri’s Stages video is amazing to get started with this thing, I’m really loving using it as a sequencer or envelope. And wow Tides2 is like the coolest thing ever, cant wait to get more time experimenting with it.


While I have no intention of making an entry, I was experimenting this morning and made a 5 x quantussy ring using mostly Stages. I fiddled about adding some other stuff to the patch and accidentally came up with this:Quantussy_Staging.vcv (20.0 KB)

Maybe this will give some inspiration to others.

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Really interesting patch Adi, I like it a lot! Well done.

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I didn’t know there was a vcp challenge, just came across @VCVRackIdeas video and thought that it was a fun thing to try. Now since there is a challenge and I have a patch anyway I’ve decided to jump the bandwagon!

Just using Neil instead of Clouds for the oliverb mode.

Lars thank you so much! Really hoping you get in on the Audible fun as well!

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Made another patch, just to explore the new Tides 2 a little more, what an amazing module, haven’t even gotten to the lfo or pll stuff yet, just used for sound and its chord mode modulated into arpeggios with Tides as an envelope, but shifting the envelopes got boring to me b/c it makes my notes of the chord go 1-2-3-4 every time (like my last patch) so I incorporated the Octal Router to switch it up. Kind of a crazy patch overall with the bass & percussion, but I made an alternate version with just the arpeggio and effects ( you just need Audible Instruments Preview plugin & Octal Router ). It’s amazing what comes out just by turning the shift and shape knobs of both Tides and messing with the AS Delay knob & Clouds reverb knob. AudiblePalpitations (VCP-24).zip (6.1 KB)


Wow, that was interesting, thanks!

Love it!