Thanks. So, all 8 tracks of Digitakt are using 30 second samples taken from my SubH. I managed to get some odd glitching ‘beats’ from SubH by using the oscillators at their lowest values and patching some of them into others and messing with the amp/filter envelopes, then it’s some heavy overdrive, downtuning, filtering, bitcrushing and compression in the DT
Very cool, will have to try that textural effect with the oscillators. Thanks for sharing!
Here’s a track I made some months ago with SubH only. Something dialled in with just intonation.
It’s a slow one with just reverb added in the DAW.
I couldn’t find an existing device on maxforlive.com that addresses the Subharmonicon’s Midi CC capabilities from within Live so i have uploaded this device just in case it is of interest to anyone. I am finding that seeing the sub divisions laid out on the UI and accessible via button presses is an interesting addition to the hardware knob.
Thanks for sharing this. It’ll definitely be of use for me
There is a firmware update, just in case anyone missed it…
Thanks for this. Updated today and can confirm sequence transpose with a keystep is working via the Midi type A adaptor. Great stuff I should add though that the update itself took about 5 minutes to complete and I was about to go get a drink just as it finished.
New firmware out today…
@Glitcher I havent done any of this yet, been avoiding the pain Good to hear it sounds easy.
Hi - I bought a SubH, again a total noob to modular…I loved the sounds Loopop was getting when playing it using polyphonic CV. He was using a Keystep Pro to do this, but I’m not keen on buying that controller just for this.
How else might I get to play it in this way? I started exploring Midi to CV converters, but just got a bit lost over what I might actually need…thanks for any help!
SubH has a midi input so any midi keyboard will work.
Subharmonicon does have MIDI support, but it will only react monophonically to MIDI input; I believe @barbd is referring to using the separate CV inputs for oscillator 1 & 2 to play duophonically (or, at least, two-note paraphonically), as Loopop demonstrates in his review.
Aha! My apologies for the misunderstanding.
A beatstep pro would be a fun way to do it I think? Maybe a Korg SQ1? Or maybe something Retrokits? https://retrokits.com/
@robbie yes, exactly - thanks for clarifying…
@spamula: I can definitely see why those would be fun - but I was looking to be able to create more organ-y chord-based sounds rather than use it as a rhythmic device…I may not be understanding the full potential of the Beatstep or the Korg tho!
Here’s an EP I made with Subharmonicon as the only sound source feeding a Digitakt with post processing in Bitwig. I think it’s a great synth and it’s so inspiring in the way it mixes a great sounding six oscillator synth (with just intonation, which is by far my favourite mode) with interesting poly rhythms.
I intend to get another Subharmonicon to feed melodies to a pair of 0-Coasts in the future, with the 0-Coast envelopes and other functions feeding back into the SubH. I can’t wait to get started.
Intriguing description, will definitely check this out. I’ve had so many thoughts of doing a SubH themed EP but haven’t committed haha
Edit: Gave it a listen and I really dig what you’re doing here! Your use of rhythmic noise is really evocative. Very anxious atmospheres in a unique way. Inspiring stuff
Thank you for the kind words. I highly recommend trying to create something primarily focused around the SubH. I actually love the challenge of not making it sound like all of the demos out there, pushing the encoders to the more extreme settings and sending oscillators back into one another, which I guess is FM at the end of the day. I miss my SubH, it’s a genius concept. And I think it’ll pair very nicely with 0-Coast – but I never had them at the same time before.
I misunderstood as “get a second Subharmonicon”, and was already imagining duelling polyrhythm harmonic craziness.
I have actually considered that! The only annoyance with SubH is the four steps/pitches for each sequencer, but with two SubH, I would imagine the possibilities for complexity become close to infinite
I have both and it’s definitely a ride.
As for only having four steps per sequencer: Max/MSP + Sub is a real wombo combo with little to no limitations.