To skip all the scientific and creative process, exhaustive archival tendency and get straight to the fun stuff, maybe just check the last video in this series.
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When the filter is doing what it is supposed, when using Glen Gould as an input tends to give something sounding closer to Wendy Carlos as an output.
This is essentially what the effects box is supposed to do according to the project file, but the second mp3 here has some use of the mode switches and manual-trigger in it.
This video shows external control of the filter using another audio source. In this case it’s a single sustained note from a synth as the sound to be affected, and some pop-song or other as the external control.
More external control but with some break-beats this time, and an arpeggio (all be it on one note) from the synth. Some of the controls are manipulated: the “peak” knob, manual trigger, the “direction” switch, mode select. Also demonstrated is the extra bypass switch which has a rather odd effect on the whole thing; I guess because in this mode the extra output still sends the effect minus the audio and the different sources are no longer properly grounded. I think that the improper grounding is a plus with certain patches.
Plugging anyone of the extra outputs directly into the box’s audio-input will turn the thing into a self contained sound generator. Some kind of feedback/signal inversion thing going on there.
With Low-Pass patched to the input and with the Direction and Range switches down, it chirps like a bird as can be seen in this video. I’ve had it chirping slower and with a much more random feel before but I think that it was a bit shy that day (or I had it patched slightly different). The Peak and Gain knobs adjust parameters of this effect.
With Band-Pass patched to the input you get something else. Some kind of square-wave oscillator where you can adjust the frequency and shape a bit.
Patching High-Pass into the input does almost nothing but not quite nothing.
experiments with bass and distortion pedal and filter through an amp:
Pretty normal operation of bass + effect through EHX Double Muff distortion pedal. The distortion only affects one mode of the filter whilst another mode runs directly to the amp also.
More of the same but with just the distorted signal going to the amp. There’s some sounds in the last bit and I’m not sure what causes them, probably the EHX or the electronics in the bass guitar.
I’m really not sure what caused it to start sounding like a starter motor for a truck but probably something not plugged into something else. At 5min30sec you get what happens when using the off switch, a feedback loop with the EXH pedal where the gain-knobs can change the pitch. I think I saw DJ-A-trak doing something like this with a DJ mixer once.
Same sort of stuff as before but with some more sounds I liked.
The sound of the bass still controls the filter here but it’s looped through 1 mode of the filter and the Double Muff on its way to the envelope detector.
More of the same.
Experiments with filter and distortion through an amp:
Some classical no-input mixing.
This clip is just the box itself looped through a distortion pedal. It’s pretty fun to play around and see what different sounds the combination can spit out. The results have been suggesting that my next project might probably be some kind of distortion device.