Creating Rhythmic Patterns
This Synth is really difficult to explain for me. Again its something to create Patterns, and again I have invested some time making the GUI, and trying some new things.
I am aware of the fact that this machine uses a lot of CPU and is not an easy to use synth. Nevertheless I wanted to create something which works like that without taking care for CPU-usage.
Best way to get comfortable with this machine is trying the presets. Especially the ones marked with a star (*).
Then just try different Faders or press some of the Pads (they are under the oscillator window, and one Pad is the SYNTHOID-Nametag itself).
Don't forget to press PLAY.
OSC 1 -> Lowpass (CUT)
OSC 2 -> Lowpass (CUT)
Each Oscillator can modulate the other (FM).
SyncPls-Clocks with different speed (B) are triggering the Envelopes, which can be formed by Attack and Release (A) (R). The Triggerimpulse can be delayed (DEL).
If (P) is turned off, the Pitch of an Oscillator is determined by the keyboard. Osc 2 has a second Oscillator in form of a Sampler. (WAV) turns it on. By pressing a keyboard note the normal OSC 2 is turned off and the Sampler can be heard.
The snapshots with a (k) in the name are especially for the use with keyboard.
I hope you have fun with this machine.
Thanks to Peter Dines for the automated faders, which are the heart of this instrument (they were overworked by Jonathan Style). The map for the Sampler is taken from Paradip by Ben Suthers. A very good Wavetable! The Idea for the Pads were taken from discussions in the User forum "Making it different". Its my first attempt going in that direction mentioned there. But I realized after finishing it, that Synthoid is still a very conventional synth.
I have uploaded a demo MP3. It's not something special. I've used ableton Live 7 and 6 Instances of Synthoid continiously playing (CPU was 65%). I just turned Volume on or off in the main Mixer. Very simple. It just took 5 minutes to create this track. With a little bit more of effort one can create a full track with Synthoid I think.