I’m pleased to announce the release of Materials, a dark “uneasy listening” study of our good friend Rings.
I felt motivated by online discussions where people dismiss the module as “always sounding the same.” So in each song, I’ve patched something interesting into Rings’ input – with the sole exception of one that uses FM mode instead. Some songs use two Rings working together.
No, I just have the two Rings Even outputs hard-panned left and right. The shifting that’s going on is Position being modulated on both of them with different LFOs. There’s some subtle effect on the opposite Rings because of the cross-feedback (each Odd output is patched into the opposite Rings’ input).
Purchased - thank you! I’m finishing up my final project for a programming class and this is great listening. Also, the patch notes are a great motivator to finish the project, so I can explore my own Rings further. Thanks!
(( Aside - I checked out your bio and see you’re a software engineer, no surprise it’s good programming music lol!! I’m working my way through a software development & security degree at the moment. ))
I finally had the chance to listen to Clearing this morning. My reaction the album overall is mixed, but I really liked “Gaifu Kaisei.” It makes me want to use ring modulation with Rings – something else I haven’t tried yet.