[Sharing is feeding back] What goes around...and around...and around...

    Apr 20 2012 | 1:43 pm
    Nothing too clever, but I was messing around with feedback and came up with this, howling, droning Karplusing, auto-bass lining thing.
    Load a drum loop, hit a preset, adjust input level, and feed right back.
    What you get depends a lot on the input source - try a four-on-the-floor 808 loop for instant Trance gratification! Dub beats work well too... Cheers Roger

    • Apr 26 2012 | 11:22 am
      Here's a much improved Max 6 version, that uses a couple of Peter McCulloch's filters and sah~ triggering from his wonderful 'transient designer' patch - Peter, that thing is genius, as are your filters! Cheer Roger
    • Apr 26 2012 | 2:15 pm
      very tasty Roger, loads of variation and textures from an ostensibly simple algorithm; I'm getting a "no such object: pause~" but it seems to work OK (Max 5.1.9) except for the sah stepping.
    • Apr 26 2012 | 3:35 pm
      Hi brandan, pause~ is simply an abstraction containing a tapin-tapout pair to prevent feedback blowups. I thought I'd replaced it in the second version. Incidentally, the second version should work fine in Max 5, except that the PM.ladder filter wont be available, Cheers Roger
    • Apr 26 2012 | 11:03 pm
      Cool patch thanks for letting us check it out, also the scale~ object is not in 5 either - just wanted to let you know
    • Apr 27 2012 | 12:13 pm
      Thanks. Scale~ is only used for the PM.ladder filter, which doesn't work in Max 5 anyway, so no loss there. Incidentally, scale~ seems to have changed it's behaviour somewhere along the line, as I was baffled by that part of the patch working fine on one machine but not the other until i updated to the latest version of Max. Such a shame there's no equivalent to PM.ladder in Max 5 - it's one bitchin' filter! Cheers Roger
      PS. Oh what the Hell, I can't stop playing with this; here's a version with a step modulator, which considerably improves it's potential as an auto-bassline tool. I haven't updated the presets to match, but setting the modulation source of the delay and/or filter to 'step', and playing with the multislider should get you where you want to go.
    • Apr 27 2012 | 5:21 pm
      "Oh what the Hell, I can't stop playing with this"
      If you discover an antidote please let me know; I've posted about ten different versions of my granulator(s) online.....sigh
    • Apr 29 2012 | 7:14 pm
      Fun stuff, Roger.
      @Brendan: I'd like to check it out. Can you post it to the projects page?
    • Apr 30 2012 | 7:42 am
      Certainly Peter; I'm flat out at the minute with some overdue PhD stuff, so gimme a day or two and I'll put up the most recent incarnation....