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Best Drone VCO

Post by EASYBOY » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:06 am

Title says all.

What do you think?
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Re: Best Drone VCO

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Post by Gringo Starr » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:35 am

I just got done creating a beautiful drone with the Piston Honda MK3 so that’s my “best” for the day.

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Re: Best Drone VCO

Post by 101010oxo » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:22 pm

A-143-4 Quad VCLFO/VCO

and for an all-in-one:

Grendel - Drone Commander 2
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Re: Best Drone VCO

Post by EASYBOY » Sat May 01, 2021 1:14 am

101010oxo wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:22 pm
A-143-4 Quad VCLFO/VCO
I have this one too but i see it more as a modulation powerhorse.
Not so much as a soundsource

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Re: Best Drone VCO

Post by galanter2 » Sat May 01, 2021 3:53 am

This one from Pittsburgh Modular has various on board waveshapers. You can modulate the timbres of the waveforms with independent CV’s, mix them, and get a steady frequency complex drone with constantly moving harmonics.

https://pittsburghmodular.com/lifeforms ... oscillator

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Post by mnchrme » Sat May 01, 2021 4:12 am

Dronebank + waveshaper.

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Re: Best Drone VCO

Post by Sundaybeat » Sat May 01, 2021 5:30 am

Every VCO, coupled with Doepfer's A-196 PLL

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Re: Best Drone VCO

Post by 101010oxo » Sat May 01, 2021 10:15 am

EASYBOY wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 1:14 am
101010oxo wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:22 pm
A-143-4 Quad VCLFO/VCO
I have this one too but i see it more as a modulation powerhorse.
Not so much as a soundsource
I like it specifically as a sound source (for drone) because it is not entirely stable....
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Re: Best Drone VCO

Post by TL072 » Sun May 02, 2021 4:52 am

Just completed a Dust of Time and it has been hilariously fun to make drones with.

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Re: Best Drone VCO

Post by Chopper » Mon May 03, 2021 9:59 pm

101010oxo wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:22 pm
A-143-4 Quad VCLFO/VCO
THIS.
also, anything by Mutable instruments. Braids and Plaita are obvious, as well as Tides, but I am especially fond of Stages in harmonic oscillator mode.

Also Hexinverter's JUPITER STORM for the noisier side of things. It seems to have gone back under the radar recently but still an amazing module.

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Post by dragulasbruder » Mon May 03, 2021 10:14 pm

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Post by chilllwinston » Tue May 04, 2021 3:57 pm

101010oxo wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:22 pm
Grendel - Drone Commander 2
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Re: Best Drone VCO

Post by EASYBOY » Tue May 04, 2021 4:06 pm

Chopper wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 9:59 pm
101010oxo wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:22 pm
A-143-4 Quad VCLFO/VCO
Also Hexinverter's JUPITER STORM for the noisier side of things. It seems to have gone back under the radar recently but still an amazing module.
The storm is now on my watchlist. Thank you

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Re: Best Drone VCO

Post by transistorresistor » Tue May 04, 2021 4:10 pm

galanter2 wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 3:53 am
This one from Pittsburgh Modular has various on board waveshapers. You can modulate the timbres of the waveforms with independent CV’s, mix them, and get a steady frequency complex drone with constantly moving harmonics.

https://pittsburghmodular.com/lifeforms ... oscillator
this thread is one of those that just winds a list of everyones favorite oscillators, but I would endorse this suggestion on the primary oscillator. It has kind of a strident sound but its such a flexible tool, the amount of animation it can receive makes this a first choice in my drone patches. Verbos harmonic osc is also a fave for drones, for the same reason, it can receive a bunch of modulation but the degree of tonal shift you can get out of the pittsburgh w just an envelope is pretty significant compared to the verbos. The wave folder in there really takes it to alot of places w the internal normals.

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Re: Best Drone VCO

Post by soggybag » Thu May 06, 2021 12:06 am

What’s best, right? But I’ll second Piston Honda MK 3. This is my go to for drones most often, and do think I’m even using all of its features.

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