Daybreak — generative patch from my Dec. 4th livestream

Daybreak has four voices: three are PWM square wave based, and one is an FM synth (somewhat based on the FM synth I used in Dystopic). For a more cheery, optimistic tone, everything runs in C major (although modulations to the relative minor are inevitable because of this).

The square wave synths each randomly select a clock division and pre-programmed sequence each time they play (most sequences are shared between voices, but there is some variety). Two of the voices may also produce random notes instead of one of the sequences, and all three voices may instead drone, depending on the random number generated.

The square wave synths are very simple; instead of using a VCA, they use low-pass filters that descend into sub-audio frequencies. LFOs modulate frequency, pulse width, and (ever so slightly) resonance.

The three-operator FM synth samples its pitch from one of the square wave synths, so they might play in unison. The FM amount between the operators is modulated by LFO, so the sound shifts and changes timbre.

Everything passes through a high-pass filter (to keep the rumbling to a minimum), then a delay w/ mod (tape), and a reverb lite.

I do these livestreams at ungodly early hours on Saturdays (usually beginning around 8 AM US Eastern), if you ever want to stop in.

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One comments on “Daybreak — generative patch from my Dec. 4th livestream
  • st0kes on said:

    This is great – I can (and have been) listen to this for hours!

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