During one of our last Workshops, a participant asked for a patch with a deep interconnection of BRENSO and FALISTRI. This is what we came up with during a free, interactive improvisation!

We chose to split in half BRENSO and FALISTRI and use their yellow sections as oscillators and their green sections as LFO. Then, we made the LFOs and oscillators modulate each other through FALISTRI’s 4QM and the Linear TZFM circuit, respectively.

We then cheated a bit and brought USTA into the game: by using BRENSO’s square LFO as a clock and routing the sequence to both oscillators, we were able to set up a pattern where each note had a different duration corresponding to its frequency!

The final result is a patch where every part is deeply connected to the others, in a sort of complex rhythmic and melodic structure.


  • 1 BRENSO
  • 1 USTA


  1. Patch BRENSO’s Final output to your favorite output section.
  2. Set the green oscillator’s frequency range to Low.
  3. Patch the green square wave to the 321.
  4. Set FALISTRI’s green generator to Loop and its time scale to Long.
  5. Set the Rise knob fully counterclockwise and the Fall one at noon, to obtain a descending-ramp LFO.
  6. Patch a copy of BRENSO’s green square wave to FALISTRI’s green Trig/Gate input.
    (It will now reset it at every cycle.)
  7. Patch BRENSO’s triangle wave to the first 4QM input to multiply the two LFOs.
    (FALISTRI’s green bipolar output is already semi-normaled to the second 4QM input.)
  8. Patch the 4QM output to BRENSO’s Mod Bus, then open the Mod Bus and route the LFO to the four Timbre parameters to taste.
  9. Patch a copy of BRENSO’s square LFO to USTA’s Clock input.
  10. Enter the Track Menu, set the Clock to External, and the Ratio to 1:1. 
  11. Write a sequence on the track’s CV A.
  12. Patch the CV A output to another section of the 333.
  13. Patch the first copy of CV A to BRENSO’s yellow V/oct input.
  14. Set FALISTRI’s yellow generator to Loop and its time scale to Short.
  15. Set the Rise and Fall time to taste.
  16. Patch the second copy to FALISTRI’s yellow V/oct input.
    (Now, the USTA sequencer controls both the BRENSO and FALISTRI.)
  17. Patch either output of the yellow FALISTRI generator to BRENSO’s Linear TZFM input, and define the amount to taste.
    (Now, FALISTRI acts as a modulator for some linear through-zero frequency modulation.)
  18. Patch FALISTRI’s green unipolar output to BRENSO’s yellow FM Deviation CV input.
  19. Patch BRENSO’s green sawtooth output to FALISTRI’s dual cascaded frequency divider (DCFD) input #1.
  20. Patch FALISTRI’s DCFD output #1 to BRENSO’s Ping input.
  21. Patch FALISTRI’s DCFD output #2 to BRENSO’s Symmetry input.
  22. Activate BRENSO’s integrator to route the V/oct signal to the LFO.
    (Now every note will have a different speed.)
  23. Patch a copy of USTA’s CV A to FALISTRI’s green V/oct input.