Here is a Thor patch you can download. It combines two analog oscillators with a noise oscillator set really low. All oscillators are run through a State Variable 12db low pass filter. You can create a lot of new tones with this one patch. Here ar just a few ideas.
Hope you enjoy it!
This is the final installment of the Route Breath Control Anywhere series, and this time we are using Thor to route our Breath Control.
We are going to take our breath data stream, send it to the CV outs on the back of Thor, and from there, to our devices. Finally, I will show you a technique to control the amount of breath data that is sent to each output, and control this via the front panel knobs on the combinator.
Technique Number 3: Thor Routing
Thor can be used as it was intended - a great synth. However, I have no intention of using it as it was intended! Thor is also an insane data processing unit, and we will use some of those capabilities here. In this case the data we want to process is our incoming breath data.
In the first part of this series, we talked about using the Combinator to route BC to any parameter in any device. In this installment, we will use CV.
Even though Breath is supported in Reason as one of the standard performance controllers along with expression and after touch different devices have varying levels of support for it. In this tutorial I'll discuss a technique you can use to route your breath control information as CV to any device.
Let's dive in.
Let's run down what we can control 'out of the box' with the various Reason devices. We'll examine the parameters directly accessible via BC from the front panel:
Subtractor: Filter 1 Frequency, LFO 1, Amp, FM
NN-19: Filter Frequency, LFO, Amp
NN-XT: Filter Frequency, Mod Decay, LFO1 Amt, Filter Resonance, Level, LFO1 Rate.
Thor: Anything (via Mod Routing)
This is not a bad list at all, and you can, in fact, make tons of great patches with just the front panel controls, except for Malstrom, which has no BC front panel controls.
But what if... you want breath to control Subtractor's noise oscillator, or the filter resonance on NN-19, or anything on Malstrom? Or even control parameters on a Scream 4 distortion?
Technique Number 2 - RPG-8 Arpeggiator Technique
Unique to the RPG-8 Arpeggiator are CV Performance Conrol outputs including Breath! That means we can put the RPG-8 in a Combinator, get our Breath data as CV and route it to other devices.