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Bass line sequence +1 octave and 5fth

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YOLOTRON
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Bass line sequence +1 octave and 5fth

Post by YOLOTRON » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:48 pm

I've been generating dope basslines w zero-shred randomized patterns from the mimetic digitalis through a quantized scale, however it would be dope to sprinkle in cv gates to my basslines for +-octaves and fifths (either before or after quantisation) as this is literally a staple of playing ass line techniques. Any small hp modules or patching magic come to mind to make this happen?: :razz:

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Re: Bass line sequence +1 octave and 5fth

Post by GuyaGuy » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:14 pm

Depends on what you want to do. If you mean making the single destination VCO go up/down a fifth or octave then a Precision Adder is what you want.

If you mean a fifth or octave in addition to your main VCO then you can use another VCO--maybe with a sequential switch switching between them if you want--or you can use a clock divider.


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Re: Bass line sequence +1 octave and 5fth

Post by WarpHead » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:09 am

Precision adder, if post-quantizer.

Pre-quantizer, a dc-coupled mixer often suffices for me after some wiggling.
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Re: Bass line sequence +1 octave and 5fth

Post by YOLOTRON » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:25 am

Precision adder or mixer makes sense. But how do you go about creating the appropriate cv?

That idea of clock divider is audio rate is nuts!

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Re: Bass line sequence +1 octave and 5fth

Post by Dave Peck » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:17 pm

YOLOTRON wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:25 am
Precision adder or mixer makes sense. But how do you go about creating the appropriate cv?

That idea of clock divider is audio rate is nuts!
If you don't have some kind of random pulse generator, you can use a square wave LFO and modulate the rate and pulse width to get a type of random pulse. Then use the precision adder/mixer idea mentioned above, and lastly, run the square LFO output through a sample/hold that is triggered by the same clock that is driving the main sequence. That way, when the pulse LFO creates a random pulse that raises the pitch by a fifth, the effect won't happen until the next clock pulse, keeping these occasional fifths on the beat instead of just happening at random times between beats.

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