Shared August 11, 2019
*TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW* Here we have a real powerhouse and backbone of a modular system. The Joranalogue Contour 1 is a Slew Limiter & Function Generator which can be an envelope generator, LFO, oscillator, audio processor, filter, PWM generator, subharmonic divider, gate delay, slew/lag/glide and plenty more. This video is aimed to be an in-depth educational look at functions and features that really play into the core of a modular system. Skip around the video with the timing index below and try applying these examples to your own modules too. I hope this serves as an education reference for those features as well as clearly demonstrates the Contour 1 Eurorack module. Leave a comment and if you get something from these videos consider supporting on www.patreon.com/divkid
THUMBNAIL "We all need this" - we absolutely do all need these functions in a system, function generators and slew limiters are really the backbone of a modular system. Think Serge DUSG and all the variants that have followed, these modules can do SO much it's nuts!
Website + info - http://bit.ly/contourone
TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS
INTRO, PREVIEWS, FEATURES
00:00 My fugly mug
00:15 Video previews
01:41 Contour 1 features - what is a slew limiter / function generator? What can it do etc.
03:11 Envelope Generator - gated and triggered behaviour, plus merging triggers, gates and LFOs to create dynamic modulation.
06:41 Slew Limiting + freezing voltages with the hold input - slew, lag, glide + more
08:26 LFOs - LFO shapes and curves, gated on/off + triggering resets
11:09 Complex shapes with modulated LFOs - using modulation to create fluctuating random style complex CV shapes.
11:54 Envelope following and deriving gates from audio - using a drum beat to create a dynamic CV shape and using audio as an input to derive in time gate signals from the rise/fall outputs.
14:14 Low pass filter - using the module as a filter to smooth out audio and using the bend to reshape curves in the audio
15:53 Low pass filter - BONUS 1 - using the rise and fall outs for stereo PWM FX, creating buzzy bright textures to mix with the filtered audio
16:42 Low pass filter - BONUS 2 - using another oscillator for audio rate hold or gating on top of the filtering for sync like overtones
17:30 Oscillator behaviour - quick arpeggio exploration with Contour 1 as an oscillator
17:59 Pitch dependent vibrato - adding vibrato and harmonic shifts to Contour 1 as an oscillator
19:28 How to improved saw wave oscillator behaviour
20:18 Gate delays - create delayed gates for custom grooves and flams
DYNAMIC ENVELOPES + SLEW
21:58 Dynamic envelopes - merging envelope generation and slew processing for more dynamic voltages.
DRUM / PERCUSSION SYNTHESIS
24:36 Creating kick drums right out of Contour 1
25:52 Definitely NOT a snare drum
26:48 Weird custom percussion sounds
UNIQUE AUDIO PROCESSING
27:35 Creating downsampler like alias FX - audio rate hold modulation.
28:49 Stereo PWM BEAST!!! - plus bonus audio rate overtones.
30:35 Subharmonic generator/divider - classic Serge style patching to create subharmonic undertones.
33:32 Combined AM/FM - a great patch from manual showing how using Contour 1 as an oscillator then adding an oscillator to the input creates a mixed amplitude and frequency modulated behaviour … it’s very musical.
**THANK YOU to Joranalogue for sponsoring this video. By sponsoring the video they are funding the creation of a demo/overview video. THIS IS NOT A REVIEW, nor did the sponsor have any control over the content**
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