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Automation Melody

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This is not a highly technical, pro-type trick but it was fun and it just shows what can happen if you keep messing around with things until you break them.  I found that running a padsynth through a static flanger and messing with the delay was giving me new harmonics that weren't in the original. Then I found that changing the delay changed the pitch of the harmonic sound.  Then I figured why not use automation to record me playing these notes.  The attached caustic file is a section from a song where I did this.  If you want to see it in action, switch to the FX screen for the padsynth and play the track so that you can seen the knob move as the melody is played.

Like I said, nothing big or technical but a fun thing to mess with.

If you want to hear the full track its here: https://soundcloud.com/jhsound-2/0811a

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Pretty cool trick, JHSound.

Pretty cool trick, JHSound. Apparently filtering the padsynth through a static flanger and then automating the delay is kind of like being able to tweak some of the harmonics of a padsynth preset dynamically, giving access to new tones and textures while the song is playing. Thanks for showing this :) 

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It's a cool sound JH, I have

It's a cool sound JH, I have similar approach sometimes, in that I take sometimes take a preset or an established sound and try to take it in a different direction by using fx, or using the knobs and dials in whichever synth it is originally produced with, I find it quite interesting and exciting creatively.

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Thanks for your comments. The

Thanks for your comments. The idea that sound can be continually shaped is cool but the idea that new tones that aren't ever actually played can come out is even more so.  "Playing" those notes was fun.

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Very cool and innovative

Very cool and innovative trick JHS! 

It reminds me the "manual" mode on my old Electric Mistress" stompbox. 

One thing to try; add a comb filter (static phaser) after your static flanger, have fun to automates this combinated harmonics!

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I couldn't resist to play

I couldn't resist to play with this idea. Then I sampled the result to a PCM.

I was searching an harmonic drone for a song. I thing I got it! (pattern PCM A2). Thanks JHS for this trick.

 

JHStronicz vs Frippertronics, he he

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Thank you, skarabee! 

Thank you, skarabee!  Unfortunately, I can't hear (or see) what you've created.  :-(  I have not moved to beta but it is getting harder and harder to interact here if you don't. 

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I cant post a new thread in

I cant post a new thread in this subform for some reason

I was going to tip people a reminder about Soundfonts for PCMsynth being important for Caustic because its smaller than all other DAWs, so that it therefore seems essential to get the best top 5 or 10 Soundfonts in the PCMsynth folder of your Caustic Device. (Makes PCM synth have up to 128 instruments you wheel through, not just one or a few octave splits) My post was longer than this summary but im replying to another subject with this, so i wouldnt paste all that. 

Testing.(Sig Update Problems): Its going to take about 3 weeks to turn this 3:00 long Caustic Sketch into my first Caustic song:

http://mboxmp3.com/u/68D.mp3