This bundle includes two Moog Matriarch soundsets: “Polychrome” and “Round Robin”, 100 patches total.
“Polychrome” is a collection of 50 paraphonic presets that includes vintage strings, lo-fi keys, rich pads, warm stabs/chords, bright leads, dark drones, generative-style and FX-like timbres. The presets vary greatly from the point of view of complexity: some are simpler and will work in any track and genre, some are experimental and will make your tracks sound unique.
“Round Robin” is a collection of 50 patches for Arpeggios and Sequences. The bank covers a wide range of tones: warm, deep, bright, metallic, mallet, soft, expressive, dreamy, dark, evolving, detuned, inharmonic, noisy, distorted and others. The collection also includes generative-style patches, they have complex modulations and movement, they have long and shorts steps, dark and bright tones, they have tempo variation, unexpected and unpredictable splashes of sound…
Matriarch suggests great tools for stereo sound: two filters, independent VCAs, BBD Delay. I modulated them a lot to create wide and beautiful patches, that can be hardly recreated on other hardware (especially analog) synths. Matriarch has an absolutely fantastic feature set and I tried to intensively use it to create exclusive timbres.
The soundsets are presented in the form of PDF-Document. Each page contains notes that explain how the patch works, what parameters worth tweaking during the playback, 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 many things about the synth and discover its true depth.
Each patch has an audio example, it helps to understand how a patch is supposed to sound. No external effects on the examples, Matriarch Delay only.
To recreate these presets, you need up 16 patch cords, including long ones.
You should have firmware v1.2.3 or higher for full compatibility with my presets.