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 — code:hoenig [2015/11/19 15:02] (current)michfiel created 2015/11/19 15:02 michfiel created 2015/11/19 15:02 michfiel created Line 1: Line 1: + ==== Tutorial ==== + **How to setup some basic patches from scratch. The examples are designed for the Microwave II/XT, but should also work (with some minor changes) on the Microwave I.** + + This is a short excerpt from the book by Uwe G. Hoenig - "Microwave in der Praxis" \\ + (ISBN 978-3-932275-26-5) + + === Bass === + + + == Sweep-Bass == + + First, all parameters are reset to reasonable start values with "Init Sound V1.1".\\ + The Oscillators Octave is switched to -1, because we want to play bass, don't we?\\ + Startwave should be sawtooth on both waves. + A detune -7 / +7 gives a nice [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_(acoustics)|beat]]. + + * Oscillators + * Octave Parameter = -1 / -1 + * Startwave = 63 / 63 + * Detune = -7 / +7 + + The filter cutoff frequency is first set to zero, and then will be controlled by the Envelope Amount at full range.\\ + A decay of approximately 65 and sustain equal 0 produces the desired sweep. + + * Filter & Filter Envelope + * Filter 1 Cutoff = 0 + * Filter 1 Cutoff Envelope Amount = +63 + * Filter 1 Sustain = 0 + * Filter 1 Decay = 65 + + To make the sound a bit more interesting, the following values are entered: + + * Quality + * Time Quantization = 5 + * Mixer + * Wave 1 Level = 70 + * Wave 2 Level = 70 + + And finally, here comes the most important parameter: + + * Filter + * Filter 1 Resonance = 80 + + That's it, we programmed our first patch! Although it sounds a bit dump, it is perfectly suited as a basis for some more sophisticated ones. + + == Moog-Bass == + + (Based on the Sweep-Bass patch above) + + * Filter Envelope + * Filter 1 Attack = 0 + + * Amplitude Envelope + * Attack = 0 + + * Filter + * Filter 1 Decay = 16 + * Filter 1 Sustain = 70 + * Filter 1 Cutoff Envelope Amount = +47 + + Optional: + * Octave Parameter for Osc1 / Osc2:  0 / -1 + * Startwave 62 (square) + + == Dub-Bass == + + * Oscillators + * Octave Parameter -1 / -1 + + * Filter + * Filter 1 Cutoff Envelope Amount = +24 + + * Amplitude Envelope + * Release = 60 + + * Filter Envelope + * Release = 47 + * Filter 1 Keytrack Amount = +50% + * Filter 1 Cutoff = 15 + + * Oscillators + * Detune 0 / 0 + + * Mixer + * Wave 1 Level = 100 + * Wave 2 Level = 0 + + Optional: + + * Filter + * Filter 1 Resonance < 110 + * Filter 1 Resonance = 127 -> Keytracking +100% + * Volume / Filter Release < 47 + + * Allocation Mode Monophonic + + == WaveScan-Bass == + + * General Settings + * Startwave = 0 + * WaveTable = 46 (//Heavy Fuzz//) + * Filter Envelope [000,030,048,008] + * Wave 2 Link = YES + * Modifier Settings + * Mod 1 Source = Filter Envelope + * Mod 1 Destination = Wave 1 Position + * Amount = +40 + + * (optional) + * Try WaveTables + * 014 + * 044 + * 045 + * 047 + + === Pads === + + == Sweep Saw Pad == + + Two sawtooth waves slightly cross tuned, filtered and amplified with a smooth envelope – simple, boring and effective. + + * Waves + * Startwave = 63 / 63 (sawtooth) + * Oscillators + * Detune = -6 / +6 + * Volume Envelope + * ADSR [050,060,060,040] + * Filter + * Type = 12dB Low Pass + * Cutoff = 60 + * Resonance = 40 + * Keytrack = +50% + * Filter Envelope + * Cutoff Env Amount = +10 -> Sweep + * ADSR [070,070,040,060] + + Optional + + * Cutoff Env Amount = 0 + * Env Velocity Amount = +30 + + Effect: Chorus + + (to be continued) 