Since it's much too easy to make music with a modular, there are hundreds of recordings in the archives waiting to attain the status of official works. Fortunately, that usually doesn't happen without some critical selection, editing and mixing, or even old-fashioned composing!
Made with a Eurorack modular.
Self-generating patch #1
Using Dixie II as an LFO routed to Plog, with two of its outputs mixed to make the v/oct cv signal for the Rubicon oscillator, which is used as a master for the Z3K. Chaos Brother takes CV in from the Plog, and modulates the Plog, the pulse width and symmetry of Rubicon, and exponential FM of the Z3K. A few more modules are involved, but this is the basic patch.
Self-generating patch #2
More or less the same patch, but with feedback from Z3K to Rubicon's FM input.
Important question: How can we represent patches concisely? Feedback networks will look
messy as graphs.
A possible solution can be seen below. For a more formal approach, one can use the notation known as Patchbook, or some variant of it.
AM radio and modular. It's important to keep up with the news even when recording an improvised session. Recorded on November 19, 2015.
Max Headroom à Paris #2
Max Headroom à Paris #3
Recorded at Biermannsgården on 29 october 2015.
This track can be found elsewhere.
The patch is as documented as they ever get.
Intended as a demo of a frequency shifter module, it turned into a general tutorial of single side-band modulation. It grew out of proportion and can be found on its own page.
Another outgrown demonstration of a module along with some dynamic systems theory.
© Risto Holopainen 2014-2016