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SentientMachine

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Drive Oscillators into the Filter/Distortion Audio-Processor
« on: March 02, 2023, 08:44:20 pm »
Not sure it's even possible with the design, but it would be great to be able to drive the oscillators going into the analog filter for saturation. Short of getting a "Drive Parameter" function for the filter itself, it would be great to have the 2nd Oscillator have a Distortion audio-processor type that's less extreme than the Destroy processor so we can get some more organic sounding saturation pre-filter.

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Re: Drive Oscillators into the Filter/Distortion Audio-Processor
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2023, 12:58:23 pm »
Great ideas, I would like this as well.

Matthieu_Arturia

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Re: Drive Oscillators into the Filter/Distortion Audio-Processor
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2023, 05:37:19 pm »
Hello SentientMachine and Riemac,

there is actually a way to drive the Minifreak's OSCs and filters but can be very dirty.
I personally love it but it is hard to tame/gain stage:

Feedback from Audio In.

- Connect an unused audio output (i use Headphones) to Audio In
- Set OSC 1 to Audio In
- Unison
- Press and hold a note
Now the hard part
- Set Master volume at 50% ( and lower the volume of your speakers)
- Raise the volume of OSC 2 or push the filter's resonance to max
- Utility/Audio/Audio In Gain
- Try to raise or lower this setting until you hear feedback
- The Goal is to have a tamed feedback using only sustain to control it (master volume untouched)

Now you can unhold the note and enjoy a more ms-20 ish filter and drive the OSC 2.

It gets really wild if you add FXs or comb filters (i love it).
Note that the goal is to really have a fixed setting with utility gain, and be able to perform it using sustain.

Hope that helps.
Cheers!
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SentientMachine

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Re: Drive Oscillators into the Filter/Distortion Audio-Processor
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2023, 07:21:50 pm »
Thanks for the response Matthieu!

While that's a really awesome trick and an example of the flexibility that I love about the Minifreak, it's not quite the effect I'm looking for and the feedback routing aspect of the patch makes it somewhat volatile. It'd still be great to have a simple way to just drive the oscillators gain harder into the filter to get some saturation, like how the Matrixbrute has the Drive knob etc.


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Re: Drive Oscillators into the Filter/Distortion Audio-Processor
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2023, 06:12:28 pm »
+1 on this! An overdrive OSC available in OSC2 slot would really open up the analog size of this already great beast  ;D

 

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