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.

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…