I’ve started to do some more focused experiments with Rings and other modules with the aim of learning to use them more deeply. This is part of my bigger plan to make a more focused instrument out of my current modular, reduce the number of modules I use (or potentially split it into two more function-specific cases) and – most importantly – work on my music exploring the sounds that really like to make with the modular.
I’ll drop them here from time to time, hoping they might be interesting to somebody.
Random Rings #1
This first experiment was done passing Tides through Rings and then through Chronoblob. Tides and Rings are both driven by semi-random V/oct CVs quantized to a C minor scale (IIRC), but the pitches that go to the two modules are different.
Random Rings #2
For this experiment I was trying to recreate the sound of an upright bass with Rings (inharmonic string mode). The excitation signal is a mix of Tides and the Hexinverter VCNO (sizzle output). the VCNO’s pitch is modulated by a slow quadrature LFO from O_C which also modulated the position on Rings. The main concept is similar to the previous one, in that the v/oct that goes to the two modules is different, but quantized to the same scale. I’ve added a second voice and a field recording to spice the whole thing up a bit.