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Hey, I’m probably not using the same synthesizer as you but the concepts apply across the board so jump in and gain from them too!
Elby Designs’ EuroSerge 1973 VCF VS The Original – Patch of The Week It’s the match of the centuries! How does the new, 2016 Elby Designs’ EuroSerge Serge Voltage Controlled Filter compare to a 1973 original? Find out when it goes toe to toe with an original VCO from the Mystery Serge, the first commercial Serge.
EuroSerge Ring Modulator The Classic Serge Ring Modulator functionality of independent voltage control over the amplitude of both the X and Y signal inputs.
Binary Society Patch Preview – Patch of The Week A snippet of sound and vision from a portion of the patch for my performance at the Binary Society 07 concert – 10/29/16 in San Jose, CA.
Patch Programming the Serge Smooth & Stepped Generator – Patch of The Week Thirteen patches using the Elby Designs EuroSerge Smooth & Stepped Generator. Learn to Patch Program. These work on any brand’s version.
EuroSerge Overview – Patch of The Week What’s new and what’s old with the new EuroSerge from Elby Designs.
EuroSerge Unboxing – Serge Synthesizer in 3U Eurorack – Patch of The Week Unboxing the new EuroSerge from Elby Designs. The complete original line of classic Serge modules in 3U.
Arabesque Performance Patch – Patch of The Week Walk through a performance patch featuring Analog shift registers, Pulse divided rhythms and live sampled pitch sets.
Synthesizer Meets Guitar – Patch of The Week A performance patch for Serge Guitar.
Mystery Serge Tour – Sound Source Panel – Patch of The Week This is the third installment in a panel by panel look at The Mystery Serge – the first commercial Serge Modular Music System made. It is highly upgraded and modified. Enjoy this in-depth tour of the Sound Source Panel.
Control Voltage Panel 1 – The Mystery Serge Tour – Patch of The Week This is the second installment in a panel by panel look at The Mystery Serge – the first commercial Serge Modular Music System made. It is highly upgraded and modified. Enjoy this in-depth tour of the Control Voltage Panel 1.
Watch to the end for comments on my favorite Serge module and my 2015 Thanksgiving thank you notes!
(Sorry for the awkward camera angle!)
Sequencer/Programmer Panel – The Mystery Serge Tour – Patch of The Week This is the first in a panel by panel look at The Mystery Serge – the first commercial Serge Modular Music System made. It is highly upgraded and modified. Enjoy this in-depth tour of the Sequencer/Programmer panel.
The Anatomy of a Drone – Patch of The Week This drone is low flying and features the Serge Triple Wave-Shaper. Enjoy the four voice monster.
STS VC Time Gen Oscillator V 2 – Patch of The Week The new VC Time Gen Oscillator (V.2) from Sound Transform Systems is a real multi-tasker. Explore the possibilities of this new compound analog synthesizer module.
The Autonomic Synthesizer – Patch of The Week (Modular Synthesizer) – Patch an “Auto-Composition” or “Noodle” and listen to your modular play for you!
Doug Gets All Digital on the Mystery Serge – Learn a performance technique to change voltage sources using “banana stacks” or “dangle cables.”
Sound Transform Systems Serge M-Class Boat Tour – STS Serge M-Class Boat featuring the new, Version 2 of The Creature. Module-by-module tour.
Serge Positive Slew Vintage Module Review – The Positive Slew, one of the original Serge modules, has inspired contemporary modules and continues its own legacy. Here is a overview of the module and a selection of functions that can be patched with it. It’s the perfect example of Serge Patch Programming.
Hold the Voltage for Better Beats – Three approaches to rhythm generation are combined to create a versatile, master-patch for live or studio percussion needs. These patch techniques were used in my recent performance, Tenderloin Rain Dance – http://youtu.be/30_pgfnU3Go.
Tuning a VCO with a Scalable VC Input – You don’t need 1v/oct inputs if you know how to set the range of a scalable VC input. Tracking additional VCOs is just as easy too.
Wave-shaping with the Blacet VCO 2100 with Michael Firman – Using the voltage controlled wave-shaper on the Blacet VCO 2100 to exploit “distortion synthesis.”
Performance Patch Preview – I’m tight on time preparing for concerts so here is a closeup view of a performance patch on my machines. See you at Robotspeak in San Francisco 7/19/14!
Got Random? – Use a Serge Smooth and Stepped Function Generator to create a random voltage generator.
Patch a Parametric EQ with Dmitri SFC – Use three filters to create a parametric EQ.
Wave-Folding with Wave-Shapers – Use several Wave-Shapers in series to accomplish Wave-Folding plus basic Wave-Shaper operation and advanced tips and tricks.
How To Create Complex Waveforms With a Programmer/Sequencer – Run a Programmer/Sequencer on high speed and use the CV output for audio. Adjust the stage pots to control the waveform.
Pulse/Frequency Division With a Sequencer – Use a sequencer to create polyrhythms and pitch divisions.
A Simple Patch for Complex Melodies – Using a sequencer, a sample and hold and two clocks you can create complex melodies.
Sample & Hold With a Serge Smooth Function Generator – Using a pulse with a long duty cycle into the Hold input the smooth side of a Serge Smooth & Stepped Function Generator can do Sample & Hold too!
Pitch Division – Harmonic Arpeggiations – This modular synthesizer patch tutorial shows a way to create pitch divisions using two Envelope Generators and a master clock.