=== very cool patch challenge edition 28 ===

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 the featured module is:

mschack asaf-8

== rules ==
• make a patch in vcv rack using the chosen module and upload your patch to https://patchstorage.com/ and/or in your reply to this thread
• tag your upload with vcp-28
• 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, april 8th
(though late entries will still be added to the playlist)

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


Google is not bringing up much info for this module.

indeed, it is quite an obscure module. it is an 8 channel stereo fader. experiment and see what you come up with!


I use it quite a bit.
The temptation is to just submit something I’ve already done. Obviously I won’t.
Is there a way to do spoilers in this forum? There’s an important thing that it took some of us on Twitch a while to figure out. I’m happy to reveal it but some people might want not to be spoiled…

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Yes - select some text, click the Cog icon, click “Hide details”:


The Bruce Willis character is actually a modular synth fanatic!


Okay, spoilers. If you want to figure this out for yourself like it’s some kind of game do not read:


The gate cv does not turn on and off with a gate/trigger i.e. you do not send it a gate/trigger to enable it and another to stop it. It responds to bipolar cv signal, above 0 is on below is off.

It’s a minor thing really but some may want to figure it out for themselves.


This is “Riley’s Teeth”. My entry for VCP-28.

There are nine sound sources and eight of them are being treated by the ASAF-8.

The patch: vcp-28 Rileys Teeth.vcv (105.1 KB)


I introduced this module in Episode 13 of “What does this knob do?” https://youtu.be/Em5NZU27C2Q?list=PL86ST2-gbjW8U7Oc4t1hPaFiaf8Inz_bd&t=2314

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Here we are then, with this weeks entry:


I’ve previously done a few patches using ASAF-8 which I won’t list here (they’re on my channel). Largely I tend to use it with GridSEQ64 as a structuring too. Instead of that in this patch I’ve used a couple of LFOs to bring channels in and out for a bit more randomness. Most of the modulation in the patch is coming from a Quantussy ring and, if I had more compositional skill, I’d like to replace it with something less random.


my entry:

this time I used the 8vert to generate some CV and send them to 4 SS-2, these I sent to another SS-2, then to a quantum.
I used only bleak and basal for the voices. ASAF-8 is mixing the voices and driving the last SS-2.
with some delay and reverb mixed and some drumsounds added.

In my patch I used vortex for the filter, but I’ve done a version with Lateralus too, that it has only free modules, it does sound a bit different, you just get the idea.

VCP-28_rsmus7_no_sequencer.vcv (82.0 KB)
VCP-28_rsmus7_no_sequencer_FREE.vcv (81.8 KB)


Good to see some other people taking this challenge.
Maybe ASAF-8 hasn’t been very inspiring? I mean, I like it, but maybe it’s hard to know what to do with it.

VCP-28 Piano Drift

Hi Rackerz.

Today I persent my entry to next Very Cool Patch Contest number 28. This time ASAF-8 from MscHack module is the one. Yesterday I saw the last Omri’s live patch and I will confess that today’s patch is based largely on Omri’s idea. However, it’s not over. The overall concept is my original - I modified this and added a few things and several times I had to arrange the entire construction for technical reasons, I limited a certain number of modules to the necessary minimum. so as to reduce CPU usage. I did not finish it because during this movie one or two times I accumulated the accumulation of what you hear in the recording. It happens.This time, most of the modules used for the project are free modules except for three cases. Knock from Vulta belongs to the paid Compacts package and the VCV Host module is also payable. In the case of VCV Host, I used it specifically to use a free VST plugin from Spitfire Audio Labs and as part of this application I used the free Soft Piano soundpack - one of my favorites. You can find it here : https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs

VCP-28 Piano Drift.vcv (128.0 KB)

Patchstorage link


Oh nice, been missing these this semester.

this time I have a second entry for the VCP.
here one ALAN is driving a basal and a bleak and some debriatus’ and squinky shaper are distorting the sound. Some sequential switches are generating the different speeds. ASAF is mixing the tracks.

The patch uses paid Vult modules, they are really worth each cent. But if you don’t have these no problem, just use tracks 6 -10 for the distorted sounds, they have only free modules. It will sound a bit different but will do. :wink: VCP-28_rsmus7_vulta-distora.vcv (92.2 KB)


Decided that the slow uptake on this weeks challenge was a good reason to do another one:

Here’s the patch:


My first entry in the VCP challenge.
Friday Morning Patch vcp-28



here is your video:

but where is your patch? :wink:


Thank You! What did I do wrong? I expected the link to put the preview there.
I uploaded the patch to patchstorage today (Saturday). Thanks for the fix.

to embed the video here you need to use an “embed link” like this https://youtu.be/embed/xxxxxxxxxx

you should post a link to the patch here or you can upload the patch here too.

I never needed to use an embed link, I just use a standard youtube (not youtu.be) link. You do need to make sure that the video is set to allow embedding in exterior sites though.