Modular Synthesis anyone?
For a future version of reason, I would like to see some lower level and simpler modules, roughtly as follows (for starter):
Polyphonic note handler
Its job is just to assign note in tracks to synths module following a variety of assignment algorithms.
Effectively this serves as your poly note to Note CV + Gate converter.
You could use this for assigning to poly matrix pattern to create mad arps with multiple matrix devices for eg - and due to various assign modes, you would have a true multi-mode arp (in conjunction with one or more matrix devices)
Mono Oscillator modules
Similar to those we have in sub and malstrom and a very high quality sine generator (for FM combiner use), sample/wave playback and some noise variations.
The Osc modules would feature a osc sync input, pitch bend CV, note and gate CV (gate doubling as velocity if required). They dont need to be fancy - as you just combined them for thicker waves - multisaw for eg (though multisaw might be more efficiently done in a single osc).
Whole stack of LFO waveform shapes
A bunch of combiner modules - from basic mix with CV modulation, ring mod, FM + whatever else comes to mind. Combinered should be modulatable via a CV.
Basically a bunch of arithmetric combiner operators for summing, multiplying, inverting (subtracting) log convert (for panning) etc. Use is to module one CV with another.
Take a gate (including velocity) and generate an envelope CV. It would be desirable to be able to effect aspects of the envelope with CV inputs
Multi-mode filters 12db (dont need 24 as they are stackable) - modulated by CV.
LP, BP, HP, Notch, Comb, Ladder. Controls: freq, reso, overdrive.
Just does wierd things to the wave form, modulated by a CV
+ whatever else makes sense - I just like the idea of taking the wiring hackery of reason to its logical extreme.
Think multi operator FM synths, yet with a stack of tradition analogue type functions at various points in the chain - extreme sound morphing, hard sync across multiple oscillators and synthesis techniques, hard sync between an osc and a sample (on zero crossings) or a sample wave.
The list goes on - basically extreme wierd sh*t
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