Video: sin(apse) Feedback Envelope Drum Jam

Video description:

“Two things had to happen to make this module possible: 1) I’m terrible at programming drums and want more automatic beat creation tools. 2) I recently got into Congotronics and polyrhythmic African music. The sin(apse) uses LFOs and envelope feedback to create spontaneous, dynamic, and humanized drumbeats.

At the heart of this module is a Demux-Mux pair. This pair is connected straight across – nothing in between, i.e., the outputs of the Demux are fed directly into the inputs of the Mux.

The Demux and Mux select inputs are driven by different sources – in this case, LFOs, and feedback from the module itself. When the Demux and Mux sync up, they pass signal, triggering an envelope.

The signal level passed is determined by the knob in the top right of the module.

The knob to the right of it is the Attack knob. Directly below these two knobs are the Demux and Mux select controls.

Below those knobs are the lower and upper thresholds for the envelope trigger. If a signal coming out of the Demux-Mux pair is lower or higher than the threshold controls, no signal passes.

The knobs at the bottom of the module are display knobs that show the relative position of the min and max threshold. The minimum value is kept automatically lower than the maximum value.

The 3 Mapper nodes control the individual feedback response of the DSR portion of the envelope. The three buttons turn the feedback to DSR portions on or off (off = setting of .01). To keep the DSR controls from going negative (and causing spontaneous time travel), their feedback inputs are clamped between 0-1.

The LFO or feedback is applied to the Demux-Mux selectors, driving the module. The rest of the modulations change the rhythm or amplitude.

The drums are created with oscillators and a noise source. With a 1/oct oscillator, you can plug the output of an envelope to the inputs for pitch and envelope to create a quick, naturally decaying and pitch modulating drum. Big drums like toms and kicks all detune slightly as they decay – if you note this and add pitch modulation to your drum sounds (just a pinch!) it will go a long way to injecting life into them.”

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Video: Audulus – XY Pad and the Delta Change Detector Module

Video description:

“This patch is driven by feedbacking Flipflop sequencers that are triggered by changes detected in the coordinates of the XY module. The whole patch is kept in time by one saw LFO. Several K!SS Drum modules provide the voice of the patch. Control Signal loopers and a triangle LFO animate the patch further. The Spline Envelope module adds a percussive attack. Each drum is hooked into delays, which fill out the sonic field and add a further layer of polyrhythm.”

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Video: Audulus – Rabidly Enthused

Video description:

“An Audulus 3 patch using Flipflop, DS, and DGS sequencers to create feedbacking glittery harmonies, all controlled by a 64-point XY controller. Percussion provided via the K!SS Drum Module.”

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Video: Audulus – The DS and DGS Sequencers

Video description:

“New with Audulus 3.1: The melody and rhythm of this self-generated music patch is a product of the interrelationship of the DS and DGS modules. The DS modules are determining the pitches and modulating parameters while the DGS modules are triggering the envelopes. The DGS module is also feeding back into the DS module. The tempo and feel is largely a product of the way the DS and DGS modules are driven – in this case by 3 different self-modulating LFOs.

Download these sequencers at the Audulus forum:
http://forum.audulus.com/discussion/911/2-new-sequencers#Item_1

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Audulus 3.1 arrives for Windows and Linux too!

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Audulus gets just about as cross platform as you can get! Now with Audulus 3.1, Audulus is now available for Windows and Linux too, in addition to Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

“It’s not easy to be multi-platform, but I take pride in offering Audulus on as many platforms as possible,” says Audulus developer Taylor Holliday.

The Windows and Linux versions of Audulus have all the features of the Mac stand-alone version. Audulus for Windows also includes a VST plugin version.

Trial versions of Audulus for Mac, Windows, and Linux are also available. These trial versions have no time limit and can load any patch. To save patches, purchase the full version of Audulus.

Audulus for iOS has also been refined. A new context menu does not require a long-press gesture, making the Audulus UI easier to learn and quicker to use. Support for iCloud Drive makes it easier to share patches.

Audulus is a minimalist modular software synthesizer and effects processor. With Audulus, users can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance.

Audulus for iOS can be used as a stand-alone instrument or in conjunction with Audulus for Mac, for a round-trip workflow between platforms. Begin a patch on the bus ride home and then bring it up on your laptop at band practice later that night – with iCloud functionality, moving between platforms couldn’t be easier.

Audulus 3.1 for iPad/iPhone is available on the App Store for $29.99.
Audulus 3.1 for Mac is available on the Mac App Store for $39.99.

Audulus 3.1 for Windows/Linux is available directly from audulus.com for $39.99. Purchase a single license for both versions.

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Video: Audulus – Knosillobsolutely 8×8 XY Pad

Video description:

“Another way to use the 8×8 XY Pad in a patch in Audulus. On-the-fly looping provided by the autorecording CSlooper Modules. Stereo Knoscillators.”

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Video: Audulus 8×8 XY Phrase Looper Technique

Video description:

“Record the outputs of an XY Pad with a CSlooper module and you can create all sorts of musical and tonal depth! 8×8 Pad available at the Audulus forum now!”

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Video: Audulus CS Looper Module

Video description:

“This Audulus 3 module loops knob motions. In this set up, it is acting as a knob-controlled sequencer, turning recorded knob motions into 8 discrete pitches. CS stands for “Control Signal.” This is to distinguish it from an AS or Audio/Alternating Signal looper (which would need 44.1k buckets for 1 second of loop time).

This module has 8 buckets, or 8 evenly distributed numbers that make up the entirety of the loop. An LFO controls which step is being read. Values are changed only when a change in value is detected from the knob. Under the “8 Bucket” text is a knob that acts as a “loop display.”

The output of this module is multiplied and pushed through a scale quantizer to become the pitch information for Sub Ek, a mini subtractive synthesizer, that is clocked by CL!K.

Versions with more buckets are coming soon.”

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Video: Ode to Egregious Burns – an Audulus 3 Composition

Video description:

“This is a composition written in Audulus 3 using new modules. It also makes use of creative feedback through a Flipflop sequencer.

The patch uses two K!SS Drum modules per stereo channel and uses two Sub Ek mini sub synths for the voice of the song. Everything is controlled by CL!CK, the master clock, probability modules, and a couple LFOs are modulating some parameters. Afta8’s tanh distortion modules round out the sound.”

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Video: Audulus … knOSCillator

Video description:

“This began as a thought – I wanted to be able to turn a knob and create pulses to advance switches, counters, etc. Then I was like, hmm, bet this would work in the audio range as well! And so: the DGS output (green) is a 0 or 1 pulse, and whatever the number is on the bottom of the module, it will pulse that many times during the top knobs sweep.

The pitch is determined by the range (the x button) and how quickly you turn the knob. /2 halves the range.”

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