Sunday, 22 January 2012

Together in Electric Dreams

Two more Reason patches for you, this time from Philip Oakey's hit song "Together in Electric Dreams". Yes, that song that everyone (including me until about 5 minutes ago) thinks is by the Human League. The two patches I've recreated are the pad from the beginning of the song and the big fat polysynth.

The pad is quite simple, just a filtered square with a short attack and a long decay. I fed this through Thor's chorus to give it the movement that it has in the original track, and also programmed the mod wheel to scale the LFO's effect on the amplifier, effectively creating a tremolo. This isn't a feature of the original patch, but I wanted to add it in to perhaps make the patch a little more versatile for other projects.


The polysynth is a pretty standard 80s sound, and is actually based on an earlier patch I posted called "So Juno". I set Thor up so that oscillator 1 uses a sawtooth wave and oscillator 2 uses a square wave, with pulse-width modulation being controlled by LFO 1, scaled by Rotary 1. Oscillator 3 is also set up as a square wave, but one octave below the other two as a sub oscillator. This configuration was used on Roland's Juno line in the 1980s, as well as the Korg Polysix. This patch only required the sawtooth and sub oscillators, so I turned off oscillator 2.

I assigned the mod wheel to control the filter cutoff, so as it is increased the filter closes, changing the timbre of the sound so that it sounds more like a pad. Once again, this is not a feature of the original patch, nor is this a feature of the original Junos, but I find that it's useful to be able to control the filter cutoff frequency easily.

Your Ad Here

3 comments:

  1. Longines watches have been a landmark of the replica longines watches industry since their brand began in 1832 in Saint-Imier. Today, the replica longines 1832 watches brand offers a wide variety of watches for men and women. Watches manufactured by Longines have been utilized throughout history for everything from exploration ventures to the expression of elegance. In addition to being famous for their ties to the racing and equestrian worlds, Longines watches are globally recognized for their timeless chic sophistication. we have a variety of Longines watches for sale, all new, beautiful, and guaranteed to be genuine. Even better, when shopping our Longines watches online, you know you are getting the best value. Browse our selection to find the Internet’s best Longines watch price.

    ReplyDelete
  2. replica louboutin scarpeConosciute per le suole laccate rosse, repliche donne mules le scarpe Christian Louboutin portano le calzature di lusso a nuovi livelli. Qualunque cosa accada, le scarpe Louboutin trasudano fascino e fascino senza pari. Scopri i tacchi alti Louboutin sorprendenti come So Kate, Pigalle, eleganti appartamenti stampati e molto altro.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Starting as an apprentice to her uncle and shoe designer Jimmy Choo, replica jimmy choo scarpe Sandra Choi has been at the London-based label since its inception in 1996. Under her creative direction, replica Mules Jimmy Choo has remained an international favourite for elegant style staples, from handmade heels to sleek evening bags.

    ReplyDelete