As my first post of 2011, I’m excited to announce the new Modulate This Patch Lab micro site – http://patchlab.modulatethis.com.
I've had a passion for programming synths and working with samplers for over 20 years. I'm constantly experimenting and creating new patches with a large variety of electronic music instruments. I'm also creating original harmonic content via field recordings and re-synthesis.
While many of these patches are used in my original music and sound compositions, I have a lot of patches that have yet to be used. This led me to thinking of ways I might share my past and future patches and samples so you could use them in your work. I also hope that these listening to these sounds, reading my notes, and spending time to reverse engineer these patches will help inspire you to go deeper with synthesis and sound design so you can add unique sounds and timbres to your music and sound compositions.
Patch Lab Concept
To this end I've launched the Modulate This Patch Lab. Patch Lab is my "synth programming stream of consciousness share as I go" micro site. I'll be sharing individual presets as I finish them – or at least get them far enough along for you to have fun with them. I'll also share some patches from my personal library.
For each patch I'll be starting from "init". I'm releasing these patches under a non-exclusive royalty-free license so you can use the patches in the context of any musical and/or sound composition (see licensing for more details). From time-to-time I will also include some libraries of sounds (licensed separately)
Each post corresponds to a patch or library. For patches, there is a screenshot, description/usage notes, an audio sample, and download links.
The main site has an RSS feed so you can subscribe to all updates. Each synth and patch type has it's own category each with it's own RSS feed. Use search to explore the patches.
The search results page offers a thumbnail screenshot and the audio preview of the patch making it easy to browse the search results. I've also provided a SoundCloud drop box in the right column if you would like to share original music or sound compositions you made with patches from this site.
Subscribe, Comment, Share
So, subscribe to this site, download patches, have fun, tell your friends, share and leave comments.
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician & Multimedia Artist | Sr. Systems Analyst | Founder of the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup