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    SoloStuff´s SoloRack A series about Modular Synthesis

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    I´ve started a new series. And –again – it´s about modular synthesis. I thought SoloStuff´smodular softsynth “SoloRack” worth a whole series of tutorials –and concipated one. Here is the first part: Installation and Overview
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    It´s a public part. Enjoy it! Rolf


    Timeline
    00:00 Introduction
    01:15 Download and Installation
    02:42 Four Versions of SoloRack
    03:15 Loading a Module
    03:45 Placing, Replacing andDeleting a Module
    04:31 Module Information
    04:51 “Always on” and CPU
    07:12 Groups of Modules
    14:50 Load and Save
    15:48 My first Real Patch
    24:38 Some Words at the End
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    The second part of my series oftutorials about SoloStuff´s modular softsynth “SoloRack” isonline now:
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    In this second part of the series Italk about the menus and the hidden functions of SoloRack, give someexplanations about oversampling and aliasing and build up a famouspatch step by step (please see the timeline for details).


    The whole series is meant to give younot only a profound knowledge about the modular softsynth SoloRack,but also a remarkable amount of knowledge about modular synthesis andeven about sound synthesis in general. It makes it easy to step intothe matter, even if you are a complete beginner (You are aprofessional? Well, you may like the series nevertheless).


    Timeline:
    00:00 Introduction
    00:19 The Preset Menu
    01:58 ASpecial Group: Sequences
    03:27 Managing Presets using theWindows Browser
    05:46 SAVE, LOAD and AlternativePreset Libraries
    07:40 The Preset Description andthe Authorship
    (or: Albi Soundstoneattacks Rolf Kasten)
    11:40 Oversampling and Aliasing
    22:30 About Cables and LEDs
    24:38 Expanding and Reducing theRack
    25:25 Fine Tune
    25:55 Cable Art
    26:45 Copy and Paste Values
    28:00 Understanding the FrontPanels
    33:05 PATCHING! PATCHING! PATCHING!
    34:50 Building Up a Famous PatchStep by Step
    42:45 Some Words at the End
    45:56 The End
    Enjoy your time!
    Rolf
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    Introduction to modular synthesis:SoloRack Tutorial 3: The Oscillators Part 1 is online now:
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    Please see the timeline below forfurther details.


    Timeline and Content
    00:00 Introduction
    01:18 The SA 310 VCO
    02:00 Pitch Range
    02:24 1 Volt/Octave
    03:19 Trigger, CV and Gate
    04:38 “... and it´s this jump tothe left ...”
    09:07 The Waves
    11:22 Analogue ExponentialFrequency Modulation
    18:35 Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
    20:16 Duty Cycles
    22:28 Phase Shifts
    27:20 PWM and Oversampling
    28:55 Hardsync
    40:05 “Bend”
    42:28 Half-Wave Rectifier (RA)
    45:25 About Phase Shifts Again
    49:47 PATCHING! PATCHING! PATCHING!
    52:08 Some Words at the End
    53:45 The End
    Enjoy your life!
    Rolf

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    My last “modular” video in 2017 isout now, SoloStuff´s Solorack part 4, talking about three of theoscillators.
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    It´s about saw, supersaw and hypersaw,about linear frequency modulation, about exponential sine wave FM,about noise and “Radio”, about Karplus-Strong and about amysterious patch.


    Timeline:
    00:00 Introduction
    01:18 Some Questions concerningVideo 3
    05:43 The S304, An Overview
    07:23 Phase Shifts
    08:48 From Detune to Hypersaw
    23:11 Linear Through Zero FM
    33:00 The S302 Dual Sub/Sine
    36:24 Phase, Phase, Phase
    38:44 FM like in 1984
    47:13 Noise, Noise, Noise
    50:35 Is Karplus Still Strong?
    (Sorry for the bad joke!)
    53:09 A Patch to puzzle about
    53:47 Some Words at the End
    55:06 The End


    I´ll be working on my album for thenext 6 weeks. So, please don´t expect my next video before the endof January 2018. I wish you all a merry Chrismas and a happy NewYear.
    Enjoy your life!
    Rolf

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    Part 5 of my series of tutorials aboutSoloStuff´s “SoloRack” modular VST synthesizer is available now.It is all about frequency modulation – linear as well asexponential – and phase modulation. The video introduces andexplains the S321 FM/PM oscillator module.
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    1 hour and 40 minutes long, more than39 hours of production time, 54 graphs and pics, 69 short clips, andhere is the


    Timeline:
    0:00:00 Introduction
    0:00:33 Basic Terms andPrinciples of FM/PM
    0:01:15 FM versus PM
    0:04:00 Exponentialversus Linear
    0:06:23 The GUI (FrontPanel)
    0:08:33 Pitch Range andTuning
    0:12:16 The Matrix
    0:23:30 Algorithms
    0:38:04 Feedback Loops
    0:39:53 A Kind of System of FMPatches
    0:40:10 Creating SAWWaves
    0:42:20 Creating SquareWaves
    0:43:30 Creating TriangleWaves
    0:46:38 Leaving the Fieldof Pure Sine Wave Modulation
    0:50:04 Certain C : MRelations
    0:54:30 Real FM (at last)
    0:59:35 Comparing PM, LinearFM and Exponential FM
    1:15:32 Modulating theStrength of FM and PM
    1:27:00 Patching ComplexSounds: Slap Bass
    1:33:03 Patching SomplexSounds: Harpsichord plus Bass
    1:34:50 From the Montains ofMadness (sorry, Mr. Lovecraft)
    1:36:18 Some Words at the End
    1:39:04 The End
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