The Vurt Weirdness Tribute Thread

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wagtunes
KVRAF
13918 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:25 am

Vurt, I'm creating this thread for two reasons.

1. To show you that there is still a little bit of playfulness in me.

2. For others to show off their "weird" stuff.

Okay folks, here are the rules for this thread. Simple.

No pop, rock, EDM, ambient, Trance or whatever genre you're into. Listen to the stuff that Vurt posts here. Modular noodling. That's the rules. Show us your weirdest stuff and make Vurt proud to be among such company.

Anyway, to my track.

This was done with Softube Modular. 19 modules total.

Here are the main ones:

MI Braids
Spectral Multiband Resonator
Ring Modulator
A-188-1 BBD Module
VCF
VCA
ADSR
3 VCLFOs
Delay
11 Performance Controls

One note held down for the entire piece. Listen to all the variations. This patch was a lot of fun to create.

I kept the piece relatively short (about 10 minutes) so it wouldn't be too demanding on time.

Hope you like it.

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... -dialed-in

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Distorted Horizon
KVRian
1332 posts since 17 Jan, 2017

Re: The Vurt Weirdness Tribute Thread

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:45 am

Wouldn't say that was weird.. Kinda relaxing actually :tu:

Maybe needs a hint more reverb to my taste..

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wagtunes
KVRAF
13918 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: The Vurt Weirdness Tribute Thread

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:02 am

Distorted Horizon wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:45 am
Wouldn't say that was weird.. Kinda relaxing actually :tu:

Maybe needs a hint more reverb to my taste..
I do not own a Softube reverb unit and this was done with no external FX. It will ultimately be part of the demo for my new library coming out in November.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
38345 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: The Vurt Weirdness Tribute Thread

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:09 am

have i died? :o
tbh i was hoping for wings or something. seems its just like before...


checking.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
38345 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: The Vurt Weirdness Tribute Thread

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:25 am

i enjoyed that
some cool tones in there, lots of those sci fi sounds 8)

impressed its one note, quite a lot going on considering you don't have any sequencing i can hear going on, lots of lfo movement though, which is where modulars come alive :D

hoping to add the second mantis case soon. just waiting on the charity auction, see if i win anything there. otherwise ill order the bits elsewhere when i get the case :hihi:

small v though ;) :hihi:

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wagtunes
KVRAF
13918 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: The Vurt Weirdness Tribute Thread

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:33 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:25 am
i enjoyed that
some cool tones in there, lots of those sci fi sounds 8)

impressed its one note, quite a lot going on considering you don't have any sequencing i can hear going on, lots of lfo movement though, which is where modulars come alive :D

hoping to add the second mantis case soon. just waiting on the charity auction, see if i win anything there. otherwise ill order the bits elsewhere when i get the case :hihi:

small v though ;) :hihi:
The key to all that's going on is the 11 performance sliders all tied to LFOs and the BBD module. That was basically real time with automation record and playback because I don't know how to record live through a DAW yet.

Good luck with your auction Vurt. Hope you get what you're looking for.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
38345 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: The Vurt Weirdness Tribute Thread

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:38 am

wagtunes wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:33 am
vurt wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:25 am
i enjoyed that
some cool tones in there, lots of those sci fi sounds 8)

impressed its one note, quite a lot going on considering you don't have any sequencing i can hear going on, lots of lfo movement though, which is where modulars come alive :D

hoping to add the second mantis case soon. just waiting on the charity auction, see if i win anything there. otherwise ill order the bits elsewhere when i get the case :hihi:

small v though ;) :hihi:
The key to all that's going on is the 11 performance sliders all tied to LFOs and the BBD module. That was basically real time with automation record and playback because I don't know how to record live through a DAW yet.
dunno how others do it, if im recording within the daw though as opposed to audio from outside, i use guitar rig on the master channel, with the loop machine under "tools" in components.

Good luck with your auction Vurt. Hope you get what you're looking for.

if i don't, the charity gets more money, so either way its a win :D

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jancivil
KVRAF
16095 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: The Vurt Weirdness Tribute Thread

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:50 pm

wagtunes wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:33 am
real time with automation record and playback because I don't know how to record live through a DAW yet.
I suppose you mean that you don't know how to manipulate your external instrument using the tools of the DAW (which may include using other external devices through the DAW).

As vurt touched on, I would put it through a plugin in order to establish parameters for automation.

I've only done live guitar which at most was using the Stealth Pedal for expression (volume pedal, in fact) or wah.

I don't know how to set Cubase up for an external controller to do anything but channel strip volume/pan or MIDI.
Quick Controls or VST Controls only learns MIDi afaict.


anyway, this is weird, probably. I don't have any interesting things to say about how I did it other than I'm pretty comfortable with pitch bend. Or except that to me there are two cadences, as dense and dissonant as the sonority gets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL6BWJg ... s&index=54


oh, btw the graphic is not supposed to be a cross or religious, but a crossroads. And not THAT crossroads.

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hivkorn
KVRAF
2837 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

Re: The Vurt Weirdness Tribute Thread

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:23 pm

nice use of modular !! :) :clap: :tu:

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