Originally published at Do My Eyes Look Scary?. Please leave any comments there.
This was kind of accidental VCV patch in combination with a twelve string guitar piece on archive.org.
I’d been experimenting with variations on the Quad Drum Destroyer, combined with the Confusing Simpler from NYSTHI, and this just hit a nerve. There is something about filtered delays that is addictive. That and the original sample just seems to give you so much opportunity for basically endless variations that changes enough, but not too much.
Where you can go from here
- Replace or mix the Confusing Sampler with live input, and jam along with the mangled sample into the same effect chain.
- Of course, try with different sound samples to see how it turns out on other material.
- Modulate the octave (see below for the sample using the Ethiopian song loop that does just that).
Patch file: twelveStringImprov.vcv
Sample to load: twelveStringSample.wav
Original sample is here on archive.org
There are two recordings I mad, and the variations are pretty much endless.
The following piece illustrates what it can do with other samples. I replaced the 12 string guitar with an extended sample from an Ethiopian song . This version of the patch also modulates the Octave on Confusing sampler. This works best with whole numbers (-2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) which coinicidentally is what a VCV Scalar module outputs if you set the Octave mode to ‘Shared’ (i.e. all octaves quantized the same), and turn off every note but the first.