Tutorial: Prophet Rev2 pad with shifting rhythmic pattern



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Another Prophet Rev2 tutorial that people have been asking for. This one features one LFO modulating another LFO, resulting in a shifting rhythmic pattern. I start with a super quick example of how to set this up, move on to talk about the sequencer, and then dive deep into the sound design aspects of the patch. Finally, I show an alternative approach to using 2 LFOs, by incorporating the auxiliary envelope.

Original performance of this patch: Jamuary 2020 Day 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M47G7j2n1PU

00:00 Intro
00:54 Super quick example
02:26 Part 1: Sequencer
06:59 Part 2: Shifting rhythmic pattern
17:18 Part 3: Additional sound design
34:15 Part 4: Alternative approach
42:03 Outro

PS: As you may have noticed, I'm not participating in Jamuary this year. However, I will be more active making music in the coming months. Most of that will happen offline, but I'll try to share what I'm working on every now and then.

Sequential Prophet Rev2 Desktop 16-voice
MIDI controller: Arturia Keystep 37
Microphone: Tascam DR-05
Mixer: Behringer XENYX UFX1204

Video recorded with iPhone 7. Audio recorded with UFX1204 in "standalone" mode, recording directly to USB HDD.

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LIST OF PATCH VALUES
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You should start with an initialize patch (or "Basic Program"). I will only list the values that are different from the defaults. The list below is for the patch up to the "alternative approach" (34:15). Some parameters are listed with an exclamation mark (!), indicating that they are interesting to play with during a performance of this patch.

Note: in the part of the video (28:32) where I introduce the filter and amplifier envelopes, I forgot to actually set the amount for the filter envelope, meaning it's ignored. However, it's an interesting and important addition, so I have included it in the parameter values below.

OSCILLATORS:
- OSC 1 SHAPE: TRIANGLE
- OSC 2 FREQ: G2
- OSC 2 SHAPE: TRIANGLE
! OSC MIX: 62
! SUB OCTAVE: 0
! NOISE: 35
- OSC SLOP: 15

LOW-PASS FILTER:
! CUTOFF: 0
! RESONANCE: 0
! AUDIO MOD: 44
! ENV AMOUNT: 50
- ENV ATTACK: 105
- ENV DECAY: 105
- ENV RELEASE: 95

AMPLIFIER:
- PAN SPREAD: 32
- ENV ATTACK: 105
- ENV DECAY: 105
- ENV RELEASE: 95

AUXILIARY ENVELOPE:
- DESTINATION: OSC ALL SHAPE
! ENV AMOUNT: 10
- ENV ATTACK: 106
- ENV DECAY: 110
- ENV RELEASE: 105
- ENV DELAY: 80

CLOCK:
- BPM: 60
- DIVIDE: QUARTER

LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATORS:
- LFO1 DESTINATION: CUTOFF
- LFO1 SHAPE: REV SAW
- LFO1 FREQUENCY: 71
! LFO1 AMOUNT: 68
- LFO1 KEY SYNC: ENABLED

- LFO2 DESTINATION: LFO1 FREQUENCY
- LFO2 FREQUENCY: 15
! LFO2 AMOUNT: 76
- LFO2 KEY SYNC: ENABLED

- LFO3 DESTINATION: OSC ALL FREQUENCY
- LFO3 FREQUENCY: 30
- LFO3 AMOUNT: 3
- LFO3 KEY SYNC: ENABLED

- LFO4 DESTINATION: PAN
- LFO4 FREQUENCY: 15
- LFO4 AMOUNT: 10

EFFECT:
- TYPE: REVERB
- MIX: 20
- PARAM 1 (TIME): 255
- PARAM 2 (TONE): 40
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