Diving the SineFold

  • Driving the Sinefold distortion algorithm with a high resonance filter sounds nice....

    start by Slowly cranking the intensity up , backing off until it bites , then select a 6pole xfade filter with its resonance turned up , with cutoff 1/4 open , gives some interesting and unusual sounding results

  • Further tests conclude that actually driving the SoftBounce using 6pole xfade high res filter gives a more cleaner interesting tones

    80-100% Intensity ,in combo with the Xfade 6pole with resonance cranked to full , the main filters set em to analog and set desired key follow - for further modded fun - in the matrix set the filter bank frequency to the arpmod (and anything else that take a fancy , reverb send , arp length a gooden , patch/osc volume ,etc etc )

    in the arp section have it set to ‘up’ or what ever suits , draw out your pattern , 2 or three keys to play in sequencer/piano roll ... Then blast that shit like the Prodigy..


    Lame but , How do you send patches, can’t see the individual patches in documents , just the bank library’s , feel bad for the Cat Macs that can’t use VC current , then again all your doing is using the filterbanks 6 pole with res cranked up into a few of of the waveshapers

  • thx for this


    you can export/copy only whole banks. create a empty one and put your preset(s) in and export/copy it from your virus presets folder on your system.

    (for creating empty banks - take a existing bank (one witch not much presets, delete all presets and copy it, then rename it)

  • sweet one cheers ☝️


    Infact it’s a few of the waveshaper algorithms In general


    But with the 2-6 Pole Xfade series of filters loves to drive the waveshapers with full resonance , the tones can be controlled via the arpmod


    with the 6 pole resonance cranked up , try the different waveshapers , drive the Intensity until it bites and see what ya ears like the most.. Sinefold , SoftBounce and Wavshaper are my favourites


    reminiscent , interesting and distinctive tones when max resonance from a 6 pole filter slams into either of those above

  • I think I just love the sound of wavefolding in general , especially over driven by some of these filter algorithms with resonance cranked ..


    Starting to sway my attention toward modular where wave folding sequences are concerned , but the Virus can act in this way

  • Thanks a lot for sharing this idea!


    Although I was doing a lot with folding distortions lately, I've not come across this yet.


    Also worth a try: Instead of using an ARP pattern, set one of the LFOs to S&H and route it in the Mod Matrix to the Filterbank Reso and other fun parameters.

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  • Nice one ☝️ yeah driving a folder with some high resonance is a lot of fun , can come up with tones and timbres never heard before and that’s exactly what I’m trying to do , make sounds , leads that Havnt been heard or done before , have to admit nothing takes my fancy these days as it’s all been done before , so unfortunately I am quite strict on my own standards which is actually abit of a draw back , but o well , back to the laboratory


    only reason i preferred the arp matrix is coz I can get stable patterns and tones out of self oscillating resonance thru the foldback... using the S&H has quite a random effect , I will give this ago though


    edit - using the arp mod matrix along with the S&H lfo is pritty good , combined best of both worlds :-)

  • My contradiction is , that I said I wana design sounds never heard before because these days takes a lot for me to get the belly rush since everything has been heard before and rehashed - that’s fine because it works , but for me , it takes quite abit to satisfy my ears - I’m trying to stray away from the same old same , I wana produce stuff that pleases myself as well as others and not pump out the same old shit for a lame mainstream - that’s also a piece of Piss to arrange , I wana feel excited about what material I got to arrange , so far just a empty void and - yet Anything I come up with that turns my ear on , all be it sometimes simple , I’m sharing 😆 LOL


    push limits of perception - whilst pushing limits of what one can hear

  • My contradiction is , that I said I wana design sounds never heard before because these days takes a lot for me to get the belly rush since everything has been heard before and rehashed

    Sometimes it's already fresh to use typical or genre specific sounds in a different way or different context. E.g. that common Virus hypersaw used as lead for a trance track is rather expected and thus boring, but can be quite interesting when used as a wide moving bass in a different genre.


    Also, I found it helpful to design sounds from scratch already while developing a new track, because the sounds interact with each other and with the composition and arrangement, and that already may lead into uncharted territory.

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  • Yeah sure I’ve spend more time on the audio mixing front than I have compositions , but yeah , much of the fun is starting from init patches obviously, using twin unison , spread on elements I want to stand out , and the mix between wet and dry sounds to give contrast - eq , compression , spatial , yano all of that fun stuff..


    I’ve been getting turned on by some psychedelic techno , there’s a OOOD mix that Rama compiled , if it’s your bag il throw the link

  • I’ve been getting turned on by some psychedelic techno , there’s a OOOD mix that Rama compiled , if it’s your bag il throw the link

    Not familiar with that style, but always interested in getting inspired by different styles...

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  • giving it a listen to now , ear gazma all round 🙂

    Love this! Saved to my soundcloud for later listening. Thanks!

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