Industrial Noise and Massive Rhythms

IDEA

This industrial groove is created with distorted sounds, metallic noises and massive rhythms coming from the interactions of two Falistri.

A cycling envelope is gated by its own division by 16 and then controls the (only) oscillator’s amplitude: for this purpose, both four-quadrant multipliers are used in series as VCA.

The main voice is the bipolar output of another envelope, cycling at audio rate. It is (exponentially) frequency modulated by the first flip-flop output and, at the same time, by another envelope, also at audio rate, whose pitch is modulated by the last envelope, triggered by another frequency subdivision.

If a single Falistri has all the functions of a self–sufficient organism, two of them make a complete ecosystem.

INGREDIENTS

  • FALISTRI 2

DIRECTIONS

  1. Set FALISTRI #2’s green generator to ‘Loop’ mode and its time scale to ‘Fast’.
  2. Set its ‘Rise’, ‘Fall’ and ‘Shape’ controls to taste.
  3. Set FALISTRI #2’s yellow generator to ‘Loop’ mode and its time scale to ‘Slow’.
  4. Set the ‘Rise’ knob fully counter-clockwise and the ‘Fall’ knob at 12 o’clock.
  5. Set the ‘Shape’ controls to 12 o’clock.
  6. Patch FALISTRI #2’s 4QM output to your favorite output section.
    (This basic configuration will make the green generator act as VCO whose amplitude is controlled by the yellow one.)
  7. Patch the yellow unipolar output to FALISTRI #1’s Four Quadrant Multiplier (4QM) first input.
  8. Set both FALISTRI’s Cascaded Frequency Dividers (CFDs) to ‘Unipolar’ mode.
  9. Patch FALISTRI #2’s yellow EOF to its CFD in.
  10. Patch the second CFD out to FALISTRI #1’s CFD in
    (In this way, four subdivisions of the second FALISTRI’s EOC are now available.)
  11. Patch FALISTRI #1’s second CFD out to its Slew Limiter input.
  12. Patch the Slew Limiter output to the second 4QM input.
    (Now the FALISTRI #2’s yellow LFO will be “gated” by its own subdivision).
  13. Patch FALISTRI #1’s 4QM output to FALISTRI #2’s first 4QM input.
  14. Play with FALISTRI #1’s Slew Limiter settings.
  15. Set FALISTRI #1’s green generator to ‘Loop’ mode and its time scale to ‘Fast’.
  16. Set its ‘Rise’, ‘Fall’ and ‘Shape’ controls to taste.
  17. Patch FALISTRI #1’s green bipolar output to FALISTRI #2’s V/oct input.
    (This will create a nasty exponential FM sound.)
  18. Set FALISTRI #1’s yellow generator to ‘Transient’ mode and its time scale to ‘Slow’.
  19. Set the ‘Rise’ knob fully counter-clockwise and the ‘Fall’ knob at 12 o’clock.
  20. Set the ‘Shape’ controls to 12 o’clock.
  21. Patch FALISTRI #1’s first CFD out to the yellow generator’s Trig/Gate input.
  22. Patch FALISTRI #1’s yellow attenuverted output to the green generator’s V/oct input and adjust the attenuverter to taste.
    (This will make the FM patch more complex by varying the modulator’s pitch.)
  23. Patch FALISTRI #2’s second CFD out to its Slew Limiter input.
  24. Patch the Slew Limiter output to the green generator’s ‘Fall’ CV input.
  25. Play with different Slew Limiter settings.