In this case "Instruments" just means patches designed to be played in the ordinary musical sense i.e. patches that you can play a tune on. The patches in the factory banks 'Basics', 'Leaders', 'Fillers', 'Pianoids', 'Orgones' would all fit the bill here, whereas 'Noises', 'Perckers' and 'Lupins' wouldn't.
"Playable/Expressive" means that these patches should be designed with live use in mind and that they should ideally make good/sensitive/well-judged use of the mod and pitch wheels, aftertouch and velocity tracking for the purpose of musical expression. I guess "Musicality" could be another watch word here.
The patches can be monophonic or poly, basses, leads, pads, acoustic, electronic etc. any patch type so long as they are conventionally musical.
There is one minor restriction: for this contest there should be no use of the XY pad.
Again, you're allowed to submit two patches if you wish.
So in brief:
- Design an instrument type patch with playability and expressiveness in mind.
- Patches should ideally make use of the mod and pitch wheels, aftertouch and velocity in a musical way so as to allow expressive playing.
- Patches should have keytracking mapped to pitch in the conventional way (western equal temperament)- i.e. it should be possible to play a tune with them.
- Patches can be mono/poly, bass, lead, keys etc. any of the basic pitched instrument type.
- Patches should not make use of the XY pads
And now here's some RULES!
- No voting for your own patch!
- Everyone who submits a patch should also vote in the contest.
The date for submissions will be Midnight Sunday 6th September - which gives everyone three weeks, rather than the two we've allowed for previous contests.
bmrzycki has once again kindly offered to accept submissions, so PM a link to your patch(es) to him.