Dual VCO guide with Scope

Since getting the Syntakt I found myself with a lot of questions about the Dual VCO, and a MiRack oscilloscope has answered a few of them:

What’s the closest we get to square waves and pulse-width modulation?
What is the oscillator phase reset on half the configurations?
How does balance work on Ring and FM and FM + R configurations?

I took a video of my findings as hopefully a beginner-friendly guide to a few things the Dual VCO does well:

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cool stuff, I’m going to apply some of the tricks on my AR…

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Great ST sound design tips in general! Gonna recreate some of these today - thanks for sharing

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Thank you, that vid helps a lot!

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Thanks, I’m keen to see how you did your hoover. Mine sucks :joy:

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It’s the last trick at the end of the video.

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Ha! I wouldn’t hold it up as definitive (I’m sure there are many ‘Nauts who could do much better), and it’s half an excuse to show how noise-rate modulation works, but I’ll be eager to see if you can improve on it!

Edit: looks like I forgot to mention it uses chorus; also, using portamento/bend and p-locks for the pitch envelope could free up an LFO to add more sheen somewhere…

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really good video. i like your videos - hacks and tricks:-)

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Thanks, that’s kind of you to say!

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Welp, the “how do I get close to a square wave” bit had a short shelf life! Syntakt SY Raw machine overview // Creating a patch from scratch using the Syntakt 1.20 upgrade - YouTube

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