Distant Synth I

Distant Synth I

Janus Fouche 2017

A self-made musical instrument: drone machine and deep harmony synth.


The instrument uses a virtual sound-engine (written entirely in Pd, running on a Raspberry PI computer), and hardware interface with patch-points with knobs and switches for parameter control, with musical expression via OSC.

 

  • 4-voice Polyphonic Phase-Aligned Formant Oscillators
  • Monophonic 2x Square-waves Detuned Oscillator
  • Monophonic tuned-filter noise source with overdive
  • 2x ADSR envelope generators
  • Oscillator Mixer section
  • 2x head tape-style Delay/Feedback section with overdrive
  • Resonant High-Pass filter
  • Resonant Low-Pass filter
  • 2x VCA modules
  • Triangle-Wave LFO with slope and frequency
  • Square-Wave LFO with slope and frequency at multiples of Triangle LFO
  • Boolean-logic chaos LFO A derived from Triangle and Square-Wave LFOs
  • Boolean-logic chaos LFO B further mangled waveforms