Welcome to the soundset for a semi-modular synth Moog Subharmonicon.
«Undertones» is a collection of 50 patches: chords, sequences, basses, leads, plucks, drones, percussion, FXs. They are musical and experimental, soft and aggressive, mild and fat.
All patches are divided into 3 groups: SEQ (30 patches), KBD (10 patches), TRG (10 patches).
SEQs are the patches that use the Subharmonicon sequencer with internal or external clock. This group contains melodic, chord, and bass lines. Play button is on.
KBD patches are meant to be used with external sequencer, DAW or midi keyboard. Here you will find leads, plucks, chords, drones. Play button is off.
TRG patches use the Subharmonicon sequencer, but you will not hear the sound until you push TRIGGER button on the synth. These patches don’t use envelope triggering for each step (EG button is off), so you should launch the envelopes manually. There are chords, FXs, fast seqs in this group. Play button is on.
To recreate these patches you need up 5 patch cords.
Each patch contains notes that explain how the patch works, what parameters worth tweaking during the playback, how to develop the timbre to get new sound. If you make all the settings consciously and try the things mentioned in the notes, you will learn lots of things about the synth and discover its true depth.
Tuning is an important part of Subharmonicon patches. Though it provides some quantize settings, it’s quite hard to depict the settings of oscillators frequencies and sequencers 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 chord lines.
There are audio examples of all patches inside the folder with the soundset.
If you like these patches you may also like my other Moog soundsets. You may find the detailed information, video and audio demos on this page:
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