Serum LFO/Macro help

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Mushy Mushy
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14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:28 am

I'm working on a Serum patch and am a little stumped.

On LFO6 & 7 I have two 16th gate patterns over 1/2 bar assigned to velocity. This creates the classic trance stutter pattern on 32nd notes (ie, 16ths at 1/2 bar). To make it a full bar I have LFO5 flipping between the two. See screenshot.

Currently this runs constantly however I would like to assign a Macro to LFO5's depth so that I can dial this on or off. Logically I would assume adding a Macro to LFO5's Aux Source would do this but it wants a destination before it becomes effective.
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focusrite
KVRist
372 posts since 20 Aug, 2010

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:24 am

Works for me

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:30 am

focusrite wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:24 am
Works for me
Hmmm, interesting. Like this?
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"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

focusrite
KVRist
372 posts since 20 Aug, 2010

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:38 am

Yeah, but I'm guessing it won't work because there's no connection

focusrite
KVRist
372 posts since 20 Aug, 2010

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:40 am

Something along the lines of assign to something you don't use like phaser depth knob in the fx section

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:34 am

Ok well and truly confused now. I can hear it working at expected when assigned to phaser depth (or similar) but I think the macro is simply adjuting the depth of the phaser not of the LFO (ie, it affects the destination rather than the source).
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

cb8rwh
KVRist
372 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:35 am

I am sure there is a reason why you are doing it like this rather than just using 1 LFO at 1/32 - but what is it?

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:40 am

cb8rwh wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:35 am
I am sure there is a reason why you are doing it like this rather than just using 1 LFO at 1/32 - but what is it?
Ah good question. I have two different gate patterns on each of the LFOs (ie, with slides etc) so they're not straight 32nd gates.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

cb8rwh
KVRist
372 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:03 am

Ah cool. I guess it makes it a little easier to create shapes in the small windows that way.

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:04 am

cb8rwh wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:03 am
Ah cool. I guess it makes it a little easier to create shapes in the small windows that way.
I typically use LFOTool but I'm trying to build a self-contained patch this time.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

cb8rwh
KVRist
372 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:19 am

Does Serum load LFOTool shapes?

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:05 am

cb8rwh wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:19 am
Does Serum load LFOTool shapes?
Good thinking, I like it. It does but only up to 16 steps and I need more than that.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

focusrite
KVRist
372 posts since 20 Aug, 2010

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:59 am

cb8rwh wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:03 am
Ah cool. I guess it makes it a little easier to create shapes in the small windows that way.
You can resize to 400% while you do this and then down-size after

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DJ Warmonger
KVRAF
3780 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:05 pm

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* Aux LFO
means you multiply LFO 5 by LFO 6 to modulate amp.
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Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14768 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Serum LFO/Macro help

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:20 pm

DJ Warmonger wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:05 pm

Code: Select all

* Aux LFO
means you multiply LFO 5 by LFO 6 to modulate amp.
Thanks 8)

Long day so a few daft questions coming up:
1. Where do I enter this?
2. LFO6 modulating LFO5 isn't really what I want though (is it?). Unless I'm misunderstanding.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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