There are many ways in which a musician can combine two audio sources to get new sounds that are widely different than the original ones. FALISTRI wasn’t born as an oscillator; nonetheless, it allows this kind of experiment, and much more.
In this patch, we cross-modulate the two generators to achieve rich timbres that resemble two oscillators in sync, with smooth and fluid sweeps.
We use a single track of the USTA sequencer to control the melody, the rhythm, and the “sync sweep,” thanks to the Raw Voltages in Slide mode.
- 1 USTA
- 2 FALISTRI
- 1 333
- CGM (Optional)
- Reverb (Optional)
- Set the yellow generator of the first FALISTRI to ‘Loop’ mode and its time scale to ‘Short.’
- Set the green generator to ‘Transient’ mode and its time scale to short.
- Patch the yellow EOC to the green Trig/Gate input.
- Adjust their frequencies to taste.
(You will start hearing some sync-like effects.)
- Patch the bipolar outputs of both generators to a section of the 333 module.
(By doing so, both the ‘Master’ and the ‘Slave’ oscillators will be heard, thus providing a fatter sound.)
- Patch the 333 section output to a channel of the CGM, or your favorite output section.
- Set up a sequence using the CVA channel of USTA’s Track 1.
- On the same track, insert some values in the CVB channel and set all the gates to the Green color.
- On the same track, set the GTA channel to the desired values.
(This will create a sort of LFO synced to the individual notes).
- Patch Track 1-CVA output to the yellow generator’s V/Oct input.
- Patch Track 1-CVB output to the green generator’s V/Oct input.
- Set the yellow generator of the second FALISTRI to ‘Hold’ mode and its time scale to ‘Long.’ Adjust the ‘Rise’ and ‘Fall’ knobs to taste.
- Patch Track 1-GTA output to the Trig/Gate input of the second FALISTRI’s yellow generator.
- Patch its unipolar output to the VCA CV input of the CGM Channel.