=== very cool patch challenge edition 33 ===

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 starling gateseq

== 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-33
• 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, june 24th
(though late entries will still be added to the playlist)

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


Cool. It has been shown quite deeply by @Omri_Cohen:


After last weeks shameful tardiness I decided to get my entry in early. Note that the distortion is intentional:

Here is the patch:

I’ve tried a few other things with Gateseq but nothing that I felt like making the effort to upload.


Very interesting patch. How much you can interact with the sound here! Like with all the other VIA modules, it takes a lot of time to go deep in the GateSeq. Well done!

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I know everybody is off playing with v1 - I don’t think the Starling modules are even available yet - but I’m not an early adopter, so here’s my entry for the challenge. One of the Gateseqs is being driven at audio rate and used for an oscillator, and everything follows from that.


Hey! Wow. This is super great. You mastered it with some perferction. Wonderful piece. I think I have much to learn from you. Could you please share your patch??
Thanks allready for the video!

Hey guys. It seems that release of V1 has some delay effect on this challenge. Since I’ll wait a bit for some more modules update and bug fixes, I choose to use 0.6 for still a little while. And here’s my entry to this challenge,
I used two instances of GateSeq in radicaly different purposes. The one in the second cabinet is clocked with a square wave at audio rate and its three logical outputs are used to create sort of a bass drone with help of a wavefolding process. The other one sequences the percussion voices.

Here you can download the patch (V0.6)
Second gate.vcv (72.6 KB)

Have a nice one! Cheers


I like this, its got nice laid back groove going on, well-played.

Here’s the patch for mine:
trav_cat.vcv (66.0 KB)

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Thank you very much!

Here’s mine. A meander through the Shrike’s front room. :slight_smile:

I didn’t read the manual, I just got it triggering lots of other stuff and let it run wild, with the occasional tweakette.

EDIT: Updated video URL to point to YouTube version.

Here’s the patch: https://patchstorage.com/immortaljellyfish-vcp-33/


Wow, this is really cool! I’m loving the sound and the slow-motion funk.

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Oooo! That howl starting around 4 minutes gives a chill, and then the whole sequence from about 5:30 on, after you connect the GateSeq Step to the TriLFO and the epic sequence kicks in, is ace. Nice! :slight_smile: :+1:

Yes! I love from 2:30 onwards when you crank up the Pitch a bit and it all goes somewhere else. And then around 4:00 when you come out of the distortion and back to the ground. Nice. :slight_smile: :+1:

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Liking it. Definitely a journey going on there. At 2:00 sounds like everything’s in argument but when the main beat kicks in it’s really great. And the bitty hat sounds later bringing in the chaos is great. :slight_smile: :+1:

I’m going to have to get your patch to figure out how you did the bass drone. I could listen to that for a lonnnnng time. :slight_smile:

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Thanks a lot for the compliment. I’m really glad you liked it. Cheers.

Hi mad HardRackers :blush:
Here are two litlle patch I made this afternoon for the #VCP-33 :
a sort of ambient one :

patch : https://patchstorage.com/sunday-afternoon-very-cool-patch-challenge-ambient-try/
and a funny one :crazy_face: :
patch : https://patchstorage.com/vcp33-gateseq-sounds/
It’s a bit too fast made and not worked enough but I hope you’ll like it…

Excellent! So many things happening in this patch. We’ll done. Great sounds, we’ll mixed also. A qzestion: what are the tiny yellow modules on top right of the patch?

That’s my own sample and hold module. Don’t get too excited. :slight_smile: https://github.com/chortlinghamster/modules

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VCP-33 Starling Via GATESEQ - Pulsar

Hello Rackhead

I present today my entry to VCP-33. This is my first entry when I used new VCV v1.0.0. Via modules from Starling are in development (still not in Library). I promise myself to work only on v1.0 so there (in library) are lots of different modules (lots of my favorites from previous version) to make a music. I crossed my Rubicon and now I’m going forward. And never look back.

Patchstorage link for my entry (only for V1.0): https://patchstorage.com/vcp-33-starling-via-gateseq-pulsar/

VCP-33 Starling Via GATESEQ - Pulsar.vcv (70.8 KB)

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My contribution to the Very Cool Patch Challenge 33. This time the module to be used was GateSeq from Starling/Via and off course, I used all Via modules. Here they are as beta versions, because this is also my first patch with VCV-Rack V1 and they are not officially available by now. :metal::sunglasses: