TECHNIQUES

This is a collection of examples that aim to show some specific uses of our modules – by themselves or combined in different systems. An introduction explains the reasons behind each example; a list of “ingredients” and “directions” offers a thorough, step-by-step guide for patching; a short video shows the whole process, with some extra features such as oscilloscope views.

  • All
  • 321
  • CGM
  • FALISTRI
  • FUMANA
  • sapèl

Random Clocks #1

Random trigs with some SAPÈL self-patching!⁠ In this patch we’ll use the yellow main clock out to control the green one, then we’ll add some cross-patching within the yellow section to achieve some unpredictability.⁠ INGREDIENTS 1 SAPÈL 1 FALISTRI DIRECTIONS Set FALISTRI to the ‘Synth Voice’ configuration (points 1-7). Patch SAPÈL’s yellow Main Clock out…

Ratcheting-Like Effect #3

What about trying some random repetitions? In this patch, a random ratcheting-like effect is obtained by using SAPÈL’s Random Clock to trig the envelope controlling the amplitude, while the clock density (or the ratcheting number) is varied through cross-patching. INGREDIENTS 1 SAPÈL 1 FALISTRI DIRECTIONS Set FALISTRI’s green generator to ‘Loop’ mode. Set the green…

Bouncing Ball

Summer is over, but we still want to play!⁠ In this video, we’ll see how to recreate the classic ‘Bouncing Ball’ patch – using only two FALISTRI!⁠ INGREDIENTS 2 FALISTRI DIRECTIONS Set both generators of the first FALISTRI in ‘Loop’ mode and their time scale to ‘Long’. Set the yellow generator’s ‘Rise’ knob fully counter-clockwise…

Quadrature #1

At audio rate, FALISTRI’s cascaded frequency dividers can work as sub-octave generators! Patch the EOR output into the first frequency divider input, mix all the (bipolar!) outputs into your 321 and fatten up your sound with every possible blend of three octaves! INGREDIENTS 2 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL DIRECTIONS [FIRST FALISTRI] Set FALISTRI’s green generator to…

Octave Blends

At audio rate, FALISTRI’s cascaded frequency dividers can work as sub-octave generators! Patch the EOR output into the first frequency divider input, mix all the (bipolar!) outputs into your 321 and fatten up your sound with every possible blend of three octaves! INGREDIENTS 1 SAPÈL 1 FALISTRI 1 321 DIRECTIONS Set one of FALISTRI’s generators…

Random Clocks #2

Clock randomness and dummy cables! Normally, the external clock input doesn’t handle fluctuating voltages as trigs. Fear not! You can still use the Gate / CV in to trig your SAPÈL! This works together with the internal clock: if you want total randomness, you can use a dummy cable to block the clock generation and…

FUMANA Feedback #3

What about a FUMANA Feedback AND a spectral transfer – at the same time? In this patch we’ll use the feedback trick to emphasize the modulation of an oscillator over a pink noise. It works great when vocoding, too! INGREDIENTS 1 FUMANA 1 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL 1 321 1 CGM – Channel 1 CGM –…

Percussion Sounds #3

Parametric scanning for creative percussion sounds. In this patch we’ll take advantage of two separate envelope outputs of the same FALISTRI channel to shape a pink noise into some percussive sounds. The key element here is the Parametric Scanning function available in the lower section of the FUMANA filter bank! INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL…

Kick Drum #2

Creative kick drum sound with FUMANA’s envelope followers! In this patch we’ll process a low sound from FALISTRI through FUMANA’s filterbank, we’ll use a random trig from SAPEL as modulation source and then feed some of the resulting envelopes back into FALISTRI to modulate the tone. INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL 1 FUMANA DIRECTIONS Set…

Clock Bursts #2

Clock bursts, but without losing the beat! Use the Global Rate of Change to create expressive clock bursts through the Random Clock out – this won’t affect the steady pulse of your main clock.⠀ INGREDIENTS 1 SAPÈL 1 FALISTRI DIRECTIONS Set FALISTRI’s green generator to ‘Loop’ mode. Set the green generator’s Time Scale switch to…

Fumana Feedback #2

A sort of resonating FUMANA through controlled feedback. In this patch we’ll use a 321 to blend together the signals to be filtered and the fed-back signal. It allows us to control the amount of the two signals and also their phase! INGREDIENTS 1 FUMANA 1 SAPÈL 1 321 1 CGM – Channel 1 CGM…

Synth Voice

FALISTRI can work as a self-sufficient synth voice! The four-quadrant multiplier can work as a pretty simple VCA. The yellow unipolar output and the green bipolar one are semi-normalled to the two inputs: this means that the yellow generator can work as an envelope, and the green one as an audio-rate oscillator. INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI…

Fumana Feedback #1

How to make a non-resonating filterbank resonate. In this patch we’ll set two separate feedback loops using the ODD and EVEN outputs and the Direct Out of the CGM Channel. It is possible to flip the phase to get more interesting tones. Add some reverb for instant-70s-psychedelia! Watch out, screaming tones ahead... (This patch draws…

Fluctuating Random & Global Rate of Change

Fluctuating random is not just fluctuating random… Each of the two fluctuating knobs (marked by a dice ⚄) also controls the density of the random clocks. It can be very useful in crowded patches! INGREDIENTS 1 SAPÈL 1 FALISTRI DIRECTIONS Set FALISTRI’s green generator to ‘Loop’ mode. Set the green generator’s Time Scale switch to…

Percussion Sounds #2

More percussion sounds with FUMANA and various noise sources Fumana’s modulation input welcomes trigs as well, which provide a lovely “woody” tone reminding some kind of lopass gate. INGREDIENTS FUMANA SAPÈL FALISTRI DIRECTIONS Patch SAPÈL’s pink noise to FUMANA’s Main Input. Set all FUMANA’s band faders to the lowest position. Patch SAPÈL’s main clock to…

Formant / Sync

This patch explores the different behaviors of FALISTRI’s green generator, but at audio rate! When it is is set ‘On Rest’, it will ignore all the incoming trigs until it has reached its ‘Rest’ stage; when its frequency is lower than the master oscillator, it will divide its frequency in a ‘formant-like’ effect. INGREDIENTS 1…

On Rest / To Rise

Explore this “hidden feature” of FALISTRI’s green generator! A switch on the PCB lets you choose between two different retrig behaviors: ‘on rest’ retrigs the green envelope only if it has reached its End of Fall; ‘to rise’ simply recalls the rising stage from whichever level the envelope is in, just like the yellow generator.…

Complex Envelopes #2

It is possible to make the two sections of FALISTRI interact with eachother: in this patch, the yellow generator’s Loop state is activated by the green envelope, which controls its frequency and amplitude as well. INGREDIENTS FALISTRI (2) DIRECTIONS (First FALISTRI) Set the green generator to ‘Loop’ mode and its time scale to ‘fast’. Patch…

Clock Bursts #1

A simple but effective way of creating clock bursts with SAPÈL. Use the unquantized S&H to modulate the clock rate, and the probability distribution to regulate the clock density. INGREDIENTS 1 SAPÈL 1 FALISTRI (For sound generation) DIRECTIONS Set up FALISTRI to the plain ‘Kick Drum #1’ configuration, without CV over the yellow ‘Fall’ level.…

Percussion Sounds #1

Use FUMANA with FALISTRI and SAPÈL to create cool percussion sounds! FUMANA can transform a simple noise source into many different percussion sounds – at the same time! In this patch we’ll go through a handful of possibilities: claves, shakers and cymbals. INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL 1 FUMANA DIRECTIONS Set both FALISTRI’s generators to…

Accents #2

Another way of adding some spice to your patterns! Use SAPÈL’s S&H to modulate the Fall time of FALISTRI’s envelope: when applied to some white noise, it will provide a sort of open/closed HiHat sound. INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL DIRECTIONS Patch SAPÈL’s white noise to 4QM input 2. Set FALISTRI’s yellow generator to ‘Transient’…

Accents #1

Add some dynamics to your patterns through FALISTRI’s MAX out! This patch uses both SAPÈL’s clocks: the main one provides the steady pulse by triggering FALISTRI’s green envelope, the random one trigs the yellow envelope which adds some extra accents: the two envelopes are blended through the MAX output. INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL DIRECTIONS…

Ratcheting-Like Effect #2

This time we’ll get a more spicy ratcheting-like effect! SAPÈL’s n+1 output provides voltages tuned in octaves. If the target oscillates below audio rate, it will simply double its frequency, with interesting ratcheting effects. INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL DIRECTIONS Set FALISTRI’s green generator to ‘Loop’ mode. Set the green generator’s Time Scale switch to…

Ratcheting-Like Effect #1

Get some ratchets out of that envelope! FALISTRI’s frequency divider provides gates out of incoming trig signals. In this patch, they are used to automatically change the generator’s mode, from transient to cyclical, and back. INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL DIRECTIONS Set FALISTRI’s green generator to ‘Loop’ mode. Set the green generator’s Time Scale switch…

Complex Envelopes #1

Some bell-like sounds with two FALISTRI together! The left Falistri generates an articulated modulation thanks to its MAX output, the second one provides a ringing tone with a sort of exponential FM, modulated by Sapèl. INGREDIENTS 2 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL DIRECTIONS (First FALISTRI) Set both generators to ‘Loop’ mode. Set their Time Scale switch to…

Pitch Smoothing

Here are some behaviors of FALISTRI’s four quadrant multiplier! Its two inputs are normalled to the yellow unipolar and the green bipolar outs. This means that if the green generator is used as audio oscillator, the yellow one controls its amplitude. INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL DIRECTIONS Set the green FALISTRI’s generator to ‘Loop’ mode.…

VCA / AM / RM

Here are some behaviors of FALISTRI’s four quadrant multiplier! Its two inputs are normalled to the yellow unipolar and the green bipolar outs. This means that if the green generator is used as audio oscillator, the yellow one controls its amplitude. INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL (for additional modulations) DIRECTIONS Set the green FALISTRI’s generator…

Kick Drum #1

Get a simple but heavy synth kick drum out of your FALISTRI! By using the green generator as oscillator and patching the yellow attenuverted in its V/oct input, you will generate a very snappy drum sound with controls over decay time, pitch modulation and tone! Add some SAPÈL for a wilder sound. INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI…

Waveshaping

Infinite wave shapes at your fingertips when Falistri is used as oscillator! Both generators can morph their rise and fall shape from EXPO to LOG, independently and regardless of their times – at audio rate, this becomes a fully functional wave shaper. INGREDIENTS 1 FALISTRI 1 SAPÈL (for pitch variations) DIRECTIONS Set one of the…