Ambient Noise (Disquiet0257) by ikjoyce

This week’s Junto project was quite simply: Make some noise!

I took a microphone and sent it into the modular synth via an audio input and envelope tracker (A-119). The signal from this was sent through a VCA which has it’s level adjusted by the inverted envelope from the signal – thus preventing feedback loops when the output of the patch is picked up by the microphone again after it has been through the various processes, speakers, and the air of the studio. The input is variously sampled by MI Clouds, and processed by two Distings giving differently timed echoes. The outputs were sent through two different filters, before going to the mixer for reverb and more echoes. I also sampled the microphone input and the envelope and feeding them into a quantiser. These quantised voltages created two melodies. One of these is played by Tides, which is taking the audio in and using it for FM. So the entire patch is self-generated from the noise of the room it is recorded in – which means I also managed to include last week’s junto in here too! 🙂

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