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SYNTRX: Patch Notes

Audible patch examples & explanatory patch notes for the Erica Synths SYNTRX, created by Andris Indāns -also known as Gas Of Latvia.

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SIREN SYNTH

Self-generating, floating sequences that make up the interaction between the different rates of Trapezoid and Sample & Hold. Trapezoid modulates OSC3 and Filter Frequency, but Sample&Hold modulates OSC1, OSC2, the Decay of Trapezoid, and the Reverb mix level. For a vibrato effect, OSC2 is also modulated by Noise. OSC1&2 pass through the Filter and Reverberator. In parallel, OSC2 passes through the Ring Modulator (OSC1 and Sample&Hold as modulation sources). For a stereo effect, one of the Outputs is modulated by the Ring Modulator signal. The Joystick controls OSC1 and OSC2 Frequencies.


NORTHERN LANDSCAPE

Cold white Noise and filtered wind textures along with irregular bass batches generated by Sample & Hold. OSC1 is modulated by OSC3, Sample&Hold, Noise, and Filter signals. OSC2 is modulated by OSC1, Sample&Hold, and Trapezoid signals. OSC3 is modulated by OSC1 and Trapezoid signals. OSC1 passes through the Ring Modulator (OSC2 and OSC3 as modulation sources) and the Filter. The Ring Modulator signal is also connected to the Filter, which is connected to the Outputs and Reverberator. The Filter Frequency is modulated by Sample&Hold. The Joystick controls OSC2 and Filter frequency.


SPROCKETS 1

A circuit for industrial style rhythmic sound textures. OSC1 is modulated by OSC2&3 and Trapezoid; OSC2 is modulated by Sample&Hold. OSC1 and OSC2 signals pass through a Filter and a Reverberator. In parallel, the OSC1 signal passes through the Ring Modulator (OSC2, Sample&Hold, and Filter signals as modulation sources) and the Reverberator. The Filter and Ring Modulator signals are each connected to their own Output for a stereo effect, while the Reverberator is connected to both Outputs. The decay of the Trapezoid, Reverb Mix and Filter Frequency are modulated by Sample&Hold. The Joystick controls the Frequency of all Oscillators and Decay.


SPROCKETS 2

Another industrial-style rhythmic and noisy sound texture generator. OSC1 is modulated by Sample&Hold; OSC2 is modulated by OSC1; OSC3 is modulated by Trapezoid. OSC1 runs in parallel through both the Filter and the Ring Modulator (OSC2 and the Ring Modulator itself as modulation sources). OSC3 and the Envelope Signal also sound through the Ring Modulator connected to one of the Outputs. In parallel, the Ring Modulator signal goes through the Envelope Generator. A filter is connected to the second Output. A Reverberator is connected in parallel to both Outputs, to which the signals of the Filter, Envelope Generator, and Ring Modulator are routed. The Filter Frequency is modulated by OSC2&3 and Sample&Hold. Decay is modulated by Noise but Reverb Mix - by OSC1. The Joystick controls the oscillator frequencies.


SPROCKETS 3

A patch for generation of irregular and floating rhythm parts. OSC2 and OSC3 frequencies are modulated by the Noise signal, and together they pass through the Filter. In parallel, OSC2 is modulated by Trapezoid. The OSC1 signal, together with the Filter and Trapezoid signals, passes through the Ring Modulator (OSC2 and Envelope Signal as modulation sources), which is also connected to the Filter. Sample & Hold modulates the Decay and Filter Frequency. The Stereo Effect is created by Trapezoid and Sample & Hold, which each modulate their own Output signal. The Joystick controls OSC1 and OSC2 frequencies.


WHIRLPOOL

A Joystick-playable patch for Sample&Hold generated bass lines. OSC1&2 signals pass through the Filter, Envelope Generator and Reverberator. OSC1 is also connected to the Ring Modulator together with Noise, and the Ring Modulator signal is further connected to the Filter. The Sample&Hold signal modulates OSC2 and the Filter frequency as well as Decay time. Together with the Output Ch.1 signal, Sample & Hold also serves as a modulation source in the Ring Modulator. A stereo effect is created by the Filter and Envelope Generator signals, which are each connected to their own Output channel. The Joystick controls OSC1&2 frequency.


TURBULENCE

A Joystick - playable patch for experimental sound textures with a wide range of tonal and rhythmic variations. OSC3 is connected to the Filter, the signal of which is further divided and goes in parallel to the Ring Modulator, Envelope Generator, and directly to the Outputs. The OSC2 signal is also connected to the Ring Modulator, and the Ring Modulator is further connected in parallel to the Filter and the Envelope Generator. The Envelope Generator signal then passes through the Reverbator to the outputs. The Filter signal is also used as a modulator for the Reverb Mix and the Filter frequency. OSC3 is modulated by OSC1&2, but OSC1 is modulated by OSC2 and Sample&Hold. The decay is also modulated by Sample&Hold. For a Stereo effect, The Filter and Ring Modulator signals each modulate their own Output channel level. The Joystick controls OSC2&3 frequency.


LEAD SYNTH

A patch for a rich-sounding solo synthesizer with tremolo, vibrato, overtone, and chord variations. OSC1 and OSC2 form the basic voice and the OSC3 signal is used to form chords. The OSC1 and Noise signals pass through the Filter to the first Output. The Noise signal is also connected in parallel to the Envelope Generator, the signal of which is still connected to the Filter. The OSC2 signal passes through the Reverberator to both outputs, but OSC3 is connected in parallel to both the Reverberator and the Ringmodulator, which go through the second Output. The Filter frequency is modulated by OSC3’s square signal and Trapezoid; the Decay is modulated by Sample&Hold; OSC3 frequency is modulated by the Trapezoid. The vibrato effect is produced by modulating OSC1 Frequency with Noise. The Joystick controls the Decay time and the Reverb Mix. Play with OSC3 frequency for tonal variations.


ARP BASS

A variation of a subtractive synthesizer in which all three oscillators are connected in a specific way with a Ring Modulator, Envelope Generator, Filter and Reverberator. The OSC1 signal passes in parallel through the Reverberator and the Ring Modulator (OSC2 and Sample&Hold as modulation sources) and then the Filter. Therefore, it is not affected by the Envelope Generator. OSC2 & 3 signals go through the Envelope Generator to the Filter and Reverberator; OSC3 is also connected in parallel directly to the Reverberator. The Filter frequency is modulated by OSC1, Trapezoid, and the Filter signal itself. Envelope Decay is modulated by Sample&Hold. The Ringmodulator is connected to the first Output channel and the Filter - to the second, while the Reverberator is connected to both. Together with the Trapezoid, which modulates the level of the first Output, it creates a pronounced stereo effect. Joystick controls Decay time and Reverb Mix.


CLUTTER

A patch with radical modulation capabilities for playing sound effects and noise improvisation with the Joystick. The OSC1 and Noise signals pass through the Ringmodulator (Sample & Hold as the modulation source), Envelope Generator, and Reverberator. OSC2 is connected to the Filter and further to the Outputs. In parallel, the Filter signal is connected to the Ringmodulator together with OSC1. For a stereo effect, the Ring Modulator and Envelope Generator are each connected to their own Output channel. OSC1 frequency is modulated by OSC2; OSC2 by OSC3’s square signal and Noise, OSC3 - by Trapezoid and Sample&Hold. The Filter frequency is modulated by the Ringmodulator. The Joystick controls OSC1&3 Frequency (X-Axis) + OSC2 Frequency and Decay (Y-Axis).


CROSSROADS

Experimental paraphonic sound circuit in which OSC2 (second voice) modulates the frequency of OSC3 (first voice), while OSC3 modulates OSC2 in the ring modulator via S&H. The Ringmodulator signal with the second voice is connected to the first Output, but the Filter signal with the first voice to the Second Output. In parallel, the second voice passes through the Reverbator, which is connected to both outputs. The Filter frequency is modulated by Trapezoid and Sample&Hold. Reverb Mix level modulated by S&H and Envelope signal. Therefore, the GATE signal of the first voice also affects the second voice passing through the Reverberator. Decay level modulated by Trapezoid. The Joystick controls the OSC1 and Filter frequency.


CONTROLLED MADNESS

Extreme modulations patch for noisy live performances and sound effects. All oscillators are cross modulated, OSC2 & OSC3 ring-modulated. Sample&Hold modulates OSC1 , Filter frequency, Reverb Mix level and Output level of the second channel for stereo effect. Trapezoid also modulates Reverb Mix level and is used as a second modulation source in the Ring modulator. By controlling the OSC1 and OSC2 frequencies with a single Joystick manipulation, radical sound changes are possible.


CONTROLLED MADNESS 2

Another experimental patch with cross-modulated and ring-modulated oscillators. OSC1, OSC3 & Noise Generator are connected to a Filter, the signal of which is further distributed to the Envelope Generator (VCA), Reverberator and directly to the second Output. OSC2 & Noise Generator signals pass through Ringmodulator, modulated by OSC3 through the S&H and Trapezoid. Sample&Hold also modulates Decay level, OSC2, and Filter frequency. Trapezoid modulates Decay level, VCO3 and Filter frequency. The Joystick controls OSC1 frequency and Decay level.


PARARINGPHONIC

A more advanced Paraphonic sound circuit in which the second voice passes through the Ringmodulator and is modulated by the first voice (VCO3). Next, the Ringmodulator signal goes through the Reverberator to one Output, but the OSC1, OSC3, and Noise signals pass through the Envelope Generator and Filter to the other Output. Trapezoid and Sample&Hold modulate the Filter Frequency. The Joystick controls the Filter frequency and the Reverb Mix level.


SIMPLE PARAPHONY

A simple example of how to make SYNTRX sound two-voice using both CV inputs with different sequences. One voice (short notes) consists of VCO1, VCO3, and Noise Generator in a subtractive synthesis circuit through the Filter and Envelope Generator (VCA). Since SYNTRX is only one Gate, the other voice (long notes) are VCO2 directly connected to the reverberator. The Joystick controls the Filter frequency and decay of the Envelope Generator.


GALLOP


TRACTOR


NEVERENDING STORY


SCI - FI DRONE


DRONE ONE


SMALL BIRDS


KLANG


MARRIMBA


INCUBATOR


MARCHING MACHINE


KICK


SNARE


CYMBAL


GROOVE BOX


PERCUSSION


BREAKCORE KICK


ACIDIZER


METAL CUTTER


SYNTHRORGAN


CHORDS


SPRRRINGS


BEAT MANGLER


VOICE MANGLER


EXPERIMENT 99


NOISE MACHINE 3


HARD SYNC BASS


JUNGLE BASS


NOISE MACHINE 1


NOISE MACHINE 2


SNOW UNDER THE BOOTS


HIHAT MACHINE


INDUSTRIAL BASS


FM STREAMS


IDM LEAD


ACID BASS

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