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PAVULON
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arps like on C64's SID

Hello

Guys, I would like to create arpeggios similar to these we can hear on C64 and other 8 bit machines. What would be the best way of doing it ?

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RobFarley
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They're usually 047 or 037

They're usually 047 or 037 arps to produce psuedo chords, so... Simply do that!

For example, play a c e a c e a c e repeatedly for an A minor chord or c e g c e g for C major... And so on

PAVULON
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Sequencing that would be a

Sequencing that would be a big pain. Any other method ?

nihal
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Sir This the Easy Way To Make

Sir This the Easy Way To Make Nice Arp (That RobFarley says

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sorry for my bad English

sorry for my bad English

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RobFarley
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You have to place 3 notes

You have to place 3 notes then repeatedly copy and paste, how easy do you need it to be?

PAVULON
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And how I am suppose to do

And how I am suppose to do the volume envelope to that ? No, that's impractical and backwards. Any other ideas ?

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You would generally control

You would generally control the envelope with the sound you have created, it's entirely separate from arps.

mike
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Well velocity envelopes but

Well velocity envelopes but then you have to have at least an arp generator.

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not sure if that helps ..but

not sure if that helps ..but you could rout to modular and use the arpegiator there - but that one only jumps whole octaves i think .... .. also velocity could be routed as some lfo to modular maybe too (or sideways through vocoder )? 

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No, the modular arpeggiator

No, the modular arpeggiator is smarter/more powerful than that.

 

If you tell the modular to play a chord and it has an arpeggiator active, then it will arpeggiate between the notes of the chord - so just put an a, c and e at the same time and you'll get the arpeggio you want. 

 

If you'd prefer not to use the modular for sound generation, you can do this and use a machine input block with the send notes to source button pressed, and the modular will happily send the arpeggio to another machine and use that.  It's really pretty neat :)

 

With the appropriate envelope settings I'm pretty sure the modular can have a separate envelope for each note of the arpeggio as well.  You can then use either an LFO or some automation to get another slower envelope over a longer period or the whole pattern, if you need one.

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@Darloth - - that's really

@Darloth - - that's really great ! i am fairly new to caustic and vco ...so i am just exploring the possibilities :)

found the arpegiator but i have had no idea that it's smarter than i'd expected

went to caustic right away and gave it a try :D i just can't express clearly enough how much i love that soft