Hello! I’m a vdrummer who is interested in incorporating modular synths, to get away from everything being a sample without variation beyond volume. I have a vision but I don’t know if it’s possible.
The first module I purchased is a Bastl Kong, which takes a vdrum as its input and outputs CV for trigger and velocity of the hit. I want my dynamics to alter the sound of a cymbal, so that a ghost note has one tone, a regular hit has another tone, and a hard hit has a new sound (maybe a bell), and the sound changes during a crescendo or decrescendo. I think that if I experiment with combinations of utility modules, I’d be able to turn velocity information into a function that modulates a sound in an interesting way. But, I haven’t figured out what sound sources might be good first choices.
I am interested in opinions about great cymbal/metallic/splashy sound sources that might be well-suited for this idea. And/or, I’d love to know if are there filters/distortion/??? modules that would take a less variable cymbal, and give it this kind of variety. Thank you!