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Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version

Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« on: September 24, 2019, 07:54:00 AM »
This thread is for single-track recordings of any length and complexity made with a single synthesizer.

- Any brand or model can be used, monophonic or polyphonic
- Only one instrument can be used, although multiple units of the identical synthesizer can be linked together
- The recordings must be made with a single track, from one keyboard and panel
- External and onboard effects can be used
- Each synthesist can contribute any number of recordings
- This is not a competition, but a friendly sharing
« Last Edit: September 24, 2019, 08:44:46 AM by Sacred Synthesis »
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Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 08:40:50 AM »
 Doepfer Dark Energy- which is a little mono synth.  Controlled by a Linn 128 controller.  Styman BigSky plate reverb.
Not  much of a song to speak of- but it's about the longest I can play without making a mistake  :)
 
https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/sound-sample-of-doepfer-dark-energy-synth
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 11:56:18 AM »
http://razmo.ziphoid.com/MoonScreamer.mp3

Made with Poly Evolver Rack... a single preset, taken in one go, with a heavy dose of realtime modulation. FX unit is a Lexicon MX400. Some will find this to be serious noise, but it shows some capabilities of the PE that is not often heard I guess.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2019, 12:05:09 PM by Razmo »
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Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 02:58:41 PM »
http://razmo.ziphoid.com/MoonScreamer.mp3

Made with Poly Evolver Rack... a single preset, taken in one go, with a heavy dose of realtime modulation. FX unit is a Lexicon MX400. Some will find this to be serious noise, but it shows some capabilities of the PE that is not often heard I guess.

I really liked that, better even than some of the multitrack experiments. Very musical, despite the noise-y character. How much is the filter versus moving between oscillators?
Prophet 12, Modal 002, MFB Dominion 1, Behringer DeepMind 12D, Korg Polysix & EX-8000, Roland JX-8P, Ensoniq SQ-80, Kawai K3m and now an OB-6!

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Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 12:40:02 AM »
http://razmo.ziphoid.com/MoonScreamer.mp3

Made with Poly Evolver Rack... a single preset, taken in one go, with a heavy dose of realtime modulation. FX unit is a Lexicon MX400. Some will find this to be serious noise, but it shows some capabilities of the PE that is not often heard I guess.

I really liked that, better even than some of the multitrack experiments. Very musical, despite the noise-y character. How much is the filter versus moving between oscillators?

Filter is heavily modulated, but actually a lot was modulated, not just the filter... I used both aftertouch, modwheel, pitchwheel plus both Distortion, AM and FM... It was basically one big chaotic modulation preset... I think I actually still have the preset somewhere on my computer.
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Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 06:50:52 AM »
Some will find this to be serious noise, but it shows some capabilities of the PE that is not often heard I guess.
I found this to be worth repeated listens.  If it demonstrates the synth's capabilities, that's secondary-- which is good.  Noise or not, there's a musicality to it.

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Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2019, 04:53:11 PM »
I played around with this patch for about a month. The performance is on a Tetrapad, and the oscillators are a pair of Make Noise STOs.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/october
« Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 05:27:16 PM by chysn »
DSI: DSM03; previously: Mopho Keyboard, Desktop Mopho, Evolver, DSM01
Hardware: Eurorack, Arturia MicroBrute
Software: macOS, Ableton, MuseScore2
Modular Grid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/354385
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Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2019, 02:23:01 PM »
I played around with this patch for about a month. The performance is on a Tetrapad, and the oscillators are a pair of Make Noise STOs.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/october

That is a fine little piece of music - simple, somber, and reflective. 
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Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2019, 02:17:51 PM »
A quick (literally) spin-off of Marc Charpentier's prelude to the Te Deum (also known as the Eurovision theme).
I might as well post it here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIT_RvdRJbk