So this is my first official patch. It started out as an experiment -- as to whether or not I could get a ducking or sidechain effect out of my default AE Modular Starter Rack 2. All sound is from the AEM. Sequencing was done on the Beat Step Pro.
I think it could use some EQing but that is a bit tedious in audacity. So this is pretty much straight out of the AEM.
Second session I think it got too bassy at parts but more of a complete song.
First session sidechain was pushed in this one
And the patch
Performing live is tough! Excited to keep practicing.
Thanks rodney For some reason I’ve been hung up on the idea. I think I’m gonna let it go for a bit and start focusing on other things like making a cohesive mix with tones that don’t compete with each other as much
Well lrvnn it wasn’t that much more complicated. Perhaps the first time I convoluted it a bit but I just recreated the ducking patch and I think this is as minimal as it will get:
Modules used: 2ENV, 2VCA, 2ATT/CV This will get you the ducking effect: 2ENV out1 > 2ATT in1, inv1 > 2ENV gt2, out2 > 2VCA cv Note: gt2 should be switched to “GT” rather than “TR” this will hold it on, then the inversion will cut it out.
2ENV out1 controls the kick sound, and out2 controls the ducking. Both plug into 2VCA to control the actual sounds.
I've gotten more questions about how I went about making the ducking patch so created a tutorial video on the subject. While making the video I discovered a few things along the way, I can now think of 3 ways to go about making a ducking patch, I detail them all in the video. This is an absolute starters guide, so may be redundant for advanced users.