An early experiment with Quantussy Cells to create purely generative music. There are 3 cells in this patch, which requires 6 Sample and Holds. I have a long way to go to tame this sort of structure, but it’s a promising line of research. It’s the first time I’ve really felt the need for some stackable cables, as it takes a lot of patching, and tapping of outputs at various points.
Information on Quantussy cells can be found here: http://pugix.com/synth/eurorack-quantussy-cells/
A patch which realises the logistic equation: Xn+1 = k*(Xn – Xn2), with k between 3.57 and 4.00. The resulting ‘chaotic’ CV is quantised to a Pentatonic Minor scale and then run through the Intellijel Shifty to create a three-part canon.
The logistic equation is slightly fiddly to patch, and is very sensitive to the value of k, but the resulting output seems to have a more musical quality than a random signal.
It doesn’t turn up in my tracks that often, I’m still exploring analogue too much, but whenever I spend some time with the Make Noise Phonogene, I end up having a lot of fun. Here’s some 70s Miles Davis sliced and diced.
My modular’s got a nice loping shuffle on the go, thanks to the wonderful Malekko Varigate 4. A make Noise Rene is running through the sequence variations, clocked by one of the Varigate channels.