In the old forum i remember a few guys had some cool ideas, vcoadsr created a cloud generator style patch and someone else mentioned about using delays and the period o meter to create karplus strong style sounds.
I thought it might be a nice idea to have a thread where people could share chain ideas and learn more about the units they might not use much or not sure how they work (myself included).
I was trying to use a bunch of delays and a pitch shifting delay to create a crude spring reverb type effect. I found that throwing a quantizer in the middle also creates bit crushed type feedback artefacts which is quite nice. Not really a spring reverb but I thought it was an interesting effect.
A few ideas that I plan on building after I get more comfortable:
-Six partial additive voice. You need 6 sine units and 6 VCAs. Use the 12 inputs on the bottom for 6 1/V Oct and 6 amplitude inputs. It’s both an additive voice (with offsets used for the VCAs) and a plonky sine box (if using AD envelopes). You could also remove the multiple 1v/oct inputs and set the sine base frequencies manually so that they stay at a constant relationship with fewer things to manage.
-Matrix mixer (for audio only, I suppose). Ins are ins, and outs are outs. The 12 inputs on the bottom are then like a VCA matrix for the top three rows (outputs 1-3). I think the four spare gates could be used to trigger envelopes for the last row (output 4).
The nice thing about Discourse (the forum platform we’re using here) is that posts can be categorized (categories are what Discourse calls “sections” of the forum site) and/or tagged (the small gray bubbles under thread titles that say things like “request”) anytime. Things don’t necessarily have to happen in a particular order.
I think a patch sharing section on the forum would be great. It definitely makes sense for all of us to follow a kind of standard format for patch sharing, zip files with contained presets/samples, maybe a text file description where to patch cv etc(patch notes).
It could turn out to be a valuable resource for new and seasoned users alike.
I vote for a dedicated section. Threads can get bloated and messy… not only that but I envision a more elegant approach - think Reaktor User Lib. Maybe not quite that large and elaborate, but something more than a forum thread seems necessary.
One feature of Discourse that I have not used yet is subcategories because I opted for tagging instead. However, in this case maybe it makes sense to make a “patch book” subcategory for the ER-301 category. Then you can just start a topic/thread for each “patch idea” in that subcategory.