Welcome to the soundset for a semi-modular synth Behringer Edge.
«Techno Generator» is a collection of 50 patches: 15 Basses, 15 Leads, 15 Percussion and 5 Generative-FX patches.
The soundset also includes 24/41000 WAV samples, accompanied by BPM and scale information. You can use them as they are, or you’re free to resample, edit, and apply effects. These samples offer a versatile material for your experimentation.
Though the title includes «Techno», the patches may be used in a wide variety of genres. Techno is just the first thing comes in my mind when I tweak and listen to EDGE. Analog phatness, experimental sounds, huge basses, vivid leads, freaky sequences, electronic drums, generative-fx patches work nicely not only in techno, they will decorate any track where a decent sound design is welcome.
➡️ Similar patches for Moog DFAM.
The soundset is presented in PDF format. Each page contains notes that explain how the patch works, what parameters are worth tweaking during playback, and how to develop the timbre during a performance. If you make all the settings consciously and try the things mentioned in the notes, you will learn a lot about the synth and discover its true depth.
There are audio examples of all patches inside the folder with the soundset.
To recreate these patches, you need up to 5 patch cords.
Tuning is an important part of the final result, but it’s quite difficult to depict the settings of oscillators frequencies and sequencer knobs as they are quite small, and even a tiny movement may shift the pitch. I tried to be as accurate as possible to draw these settings (the way they play in the audio examples), but don’t be upset if you can’t recreate the same melody. You may spend some time to catch the same melody, or you may use the settings as a starting point for your own melodic or percussive lines.
I used an external USB clock from Ableton Live. When external clock is used, TEMPO knob has no effect, so I left its value on some default position. Only tempo division (SCALE) changes the playback. If you use EDGE as a master clock device, change TEMPO to your taste.
Generative patches (45-50) are made with the internal clock.
These patches create highly experimental and non-repetitive sounds with a portion of randomness. Their ‘torn’ movement prevents synchronization with external tracks. However, rather than a disadvantage, this glitchy and unpredictable nature can enhance any music where sound design is a key element. Experiment with them using reverb or delay.
Please note that these patches are designed for internal clock use only and may not function correctly when connected to an external clock via the ADV/CLOCK input.
Drum and synth/chord samples from the video demo are not included.