Hello, I thought I’d share my little loopy synth / controller / enclosure thing I made for the Axoloti Core.
The enclosure is made out of bits of wood I found laying around and a piece of transparent black acrylic which makes for a nice display panel that sort of hides the OLED when it's turned off. I just used hand tools to build it so it’s not the tidiest but certainly works for now.
The controller has 7 pots, 6 buttons, an OLED and encoder. I drilled a hole in a piece of wood dowel for the encoder knob. The encoder and two buttons below the display are used to navigate menus and change extra parameters not connected to pots. I used a little hack saw to cut the pad board to fit around the Axoloti.
Here's what it sounds like:
And here's what the patch looks like:
Currently it's an MPE synth with a destructive looper. A combination of random feedback values and white noise can be introduced into the loop to create a sort of controlled deterioration to the audio stored in the table. There are two table reads in the looper, the first of which can be sped up or slowed down and when used as the record head results in the playback continuously rising or falling in pitch, you can hear this effect around 7:35 in the video. I'm still figuring out the patching side of things so it can do some weird things occasionally. There are some clicks and pops when one of the table reads overtakes the other when their speeds differ.
I'm using the MIDI sends in the top right of the patch to control live video recorded and manipulated in Processing. They sync the visuals to loop and deteriorate in time along with the sounds, still messing around with the Processing side of things to get it to a point that I like though.
Here’s a simplified version of the patch without all the controller / visual stuff:
deterioratelooper_2_simple.axp (42.6 KB)
For those that want to use just the looper part of the patch or use a different instrument with it just replace the "soft_pluck" object with whatever sound source you would like.