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Arpeggiator Coolness

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Here's something I was messing around with. I used 5 ModSynths. The first one just has patterns of notes, and 4 Machine Input modules that send the notes out to the other 4 ModSynths. Each of the other 4 ModSynths are set up pretty much the same (Oscillators, Filters, LFO, etc.) but each has different Arpeggiator settings, and two of them have automated Insert FX.

So a single 4 or 5 note pattern in the first ModSynth is generating a bunch of intertwining parts that all fit with each because they're using the same notes - just with different Arpeggiator rates/sequences and synth settings.

This probably isn't anything new, but I wanted to give it a try. Caustic continues to amaze me!

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Using a Master Modular to

Using a Master Modular to control four Slave Modulars, each with it's own preset and individual Arp settings, mixed together for a "super size preset"

Very cool......

 

 

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A little tweak..... and

A little tweak..... and potential bug find.    AllNotesStop command does not appear to function correctly, as arps or HoldNotes are still playing....  this seems to be linked to the MachineInput&NotesSend to slave synths.....

 

 

 

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Yeah, I did notice that. I'll

Yeah, I did notice that. I'll check out what you did, Jason. Thanks.

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This happens to me too, I

This happens to me too, I just dismissed it; but after it happening here on your project file, I think there is a missing link in there somewhere.  I cannot stop the notes..... the arp's stop, but the notes hang, until I restart the track.... but then again, the problem doesn't truly go away...

Might be worth initiating a bug report on this one..

Fun little tune to play with, almost tempted to load it up with a bunch of percussion, and use your method to "randomize" it and just let it ride... cool

--update-- I went ahead and posted this in the Bug Forum, repro on my end is 100%

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its good stuff, thanks for

its good stuff, thanks for putting this out, and i've been following your other post with the tutorials on the mod synth to create arps, really informative, they kind of inspired me to use them on a track,  i'm doing at the moment, although, they are a little tricky, that's me not you, although i guess i'm not doing too badly considering that before discovering caustic about 5 months ago I'd not even played a synth and certainly had no idea about mod synths. So cheers, for the work you done, and to everyone who's posted tutorials on the synths...

Thanks...yes

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Wow! This is awesome. I'm

Wow! This is awesome. I'm amazed. Going to have to try this technique.

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Thanks Wellsley. I'm glad to

Thanks Wellsley. I'm glad to hear that my tutorials have been helpful for you. The ModSynth becomes much less intimidating the more you use it. Incidentally, I saw the musical influences you have listed in your profile. I also credit my older siblings' great taste in 70's classic/prog rock for my musical influences. My sisters were big fans of Genesis/Gabriel/Yes/Bowie. That stuff was the soundtrack of my youth.

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Thanks Astrotrance. Caustic

Thanks Astrotrance. Caustic really is amazing. When I put that arpeggiator thing together, I just drew the notes in manually (my MIDI controller wasn't hooked up). But last night I played it live for the first time, just holding some chord changes. Whoa! Pretty mesmerizing. I like how the sequences vary depending on how many notes are in the chord.

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Ok JFM.... A challenge....

Ok JFM.... A challenge.... One Master Modular, 13 slave modulars..... What would you do?

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LOL. I accept your challenge,

LOL. I accept your challenge, sir. 14 Modulars...at 20 paces...at dawn. I'll put on a pot of coffee (or whatever) and see what I can do.

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Ok, then I will do the same

Ok, then I will do the same this week..... could be fun.... cool

 

 

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OK, here's my "One Master

OK, here's my "One Master Modular, 13 Slave Modulars" piece. The song is just me improvising for awhile with this absurd giant preset I created last night, using lots of ModSynths with Arpeggiators. If you download the Caustic song file, you'll notice the hanging notes when you first load the song, but it goes away once you hold down some notes. The song doesn't need to be playing for the preset to work, and you can stay in Pattern Mode. Just make sure you're playing Mod 1 (the Master Modular). Hopefully you'll be able to play this from a MIDI keyboard -  just hold down some chords and check out what happens.

I started creating different patterns for each of the ModSynths, but I ended up with only a few patterns. I'm gonna keep working on it.

 

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