Using WMD VOLT as a CV processor for envelopes Posted on
Earlier today I had an idea. I wanted to use VOLT to control the influence input on Synchrodyne and use slow filter tracking so that any change I made on VOLT would be processed slow and have an evolving effect on the Synchrodyne's filter.
It worked out but was just too static for me. I quickly patched in a CV sequence and started to make a relatively melodic bass line with the Synchrodyne. I had a good time with this and needed some timbrel change so I added an envelope running through the VOLT into the influence of Synchrodyne. I quickly realized that this is what I was looking for. The VOLT became an offset for the envelope running into Synchodyne which basically made it an instant switch for the filter envelope's range.
After jamming this out a bit, I added a Spectrum Oscillator running the same pitch sequence through the Verbos Electronics Dual Four Pole filter. With a second Spectrum running the same sequence at a much higher octave, I modulated the filter cutoff on the low pass side of the filter. Then, with a very slow LFO coming from the ADSRVCA, I slowly modulated the same filter via the second input on the DFP. This created a sweet lead that matched the bassline but had a more smooth character.
Add some drums from the Hexinverter BD9 and Hihats modules along with the WMD Fracture and it was a party.
Mason, our programmer was working on a new module and accidentally made a crazy pitch envelope sound scream out of his headphones. His pain was my pleasure as it inspired me to make a crash out of the Chimera by setting the pitch env and decay at maximum and triggering it every 4 bars.
In short, this was a fun patch so I figured I would share.