- A Line Mixer 6:2
- Three NN-19's (for now)
Pretty simple -- just drag them into the combinator from the tools window. If you collapse the NN-19's, It should look like this (front and back). This is a real flexible setup because we can control volume and panning of each voice independently. Each voice also gets its own amp enveloper, mod envelope and LFO.
Add the voices and Breath Control
- 'Source' to Breath.
- 'F Freq' to 35
- 'Amp' to 51
- 'Filter Freq' in the Filter section to 70
The three things that you can affect with the source are Filter Frequency, LFO amount and Amp amount. Setting the knob to the right means you will add that amount to whatever is set on the patch and moving the knob to the left mean you will subtract an amount from the patch setting. How far to the left or right is how much will be added or subtracted -- and of course, this amount is scaled by the breath, aftertouch or expression. Here are some common scenarios:
"I want the sound to get louder as I blow harder."
Move the amp knob in the controller section to the right. How far to the right will determine the range of volume.
"I want the sound to get brighter as I blow harder."
In the filter section, set the mode to LP12 or LP24, and set the Freq slider to the minimum brightness that you want. Then move the F Freq knob in the Controller section to the right which will raise the filter frequency as you blow harder.
Here are the settings we have now. It should respond to breath control, but it's really nothing to write home about (yet). I circled the parts of the patch that are modified from the original. The arrows point to the parts of the patch that are being modified by the knobs in the 'Controller' section.
For fun, I swapped out the Prophet samples with MiniMoog samples from the Reason Factory Sound Bank. Here are the results -- it is a totally different sound.
Was this tutorial too simplistic or not advanced enough? Let us know in the comments.