Seeking advice: Penrose patching

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Voltage_Controller
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Seeking advice: Penrose patching

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Hey all,

Newbie question incoming :hihi: :hihi:

Can anyone help me get started with the Penrose? I sometimes patch it up by experimentation / guessing and get results, but I don't actually know what is happening. I almost always use my systems to make atonalish, rhythmic stuff but I want to add a melodic layer now and hoping to really get my head around the penrose module this weekend so I can experiment with layered melodies. The tactile buttons on this are really great to use! The problem is, I dont know what I am doing to reliably get results.

Here is my system: https://www.modulargrid.net/f/racks/view/333546

Would you mind helping me understand how to patch it? Even just a basic patch will help me grok it. Tom posted some basic patches for the DDSR on YT that opened up a whole world for me, so now hoping some advice on this quatizer will do the same. I know you all are advanced patchers so I hope this question isn't too basic/annoying.

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Seeking advice: Penrose patching

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I don't actually have my penrose in my bug system :-O but a fun starting point would be BBV and one of the DDSR D to A voltages into the penrose's inputs. BBV supplies the basic sequence and DDSR via attenuator adds semi-random variations and the initial control works as a transpose.
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Re: Seeking advice: Penrose patching

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Would you quantize the VCO using the EFM input? or is there a better/standard way?
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Re: Seeking advice: Penrose patching

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Send that signal, or similar to what soup described, into the vco v/Oct input! Select the scale you want on the Penrose keyboard
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Got it. I thought BBV would go to v/Oct to provide sequence?
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Could do - but put BBV into Penrose into vco v/Oct is the best traditional way. BBV is the sequencer whose output you want to quantise then feed the quantiser out to vco
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Thank you, all! I have achieved temperament! lol :hail:

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Sounding good! How are you making those percussive knocks? Those sound great.
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Thanks - DRM2 being pinged from DDSR and out through the spring verb on an old mixer.
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Nice vid! 😺
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Re: Seeking advice: Penrose patching

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Voltage_Controller wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:38 pm Thanks - DRM2 being pinged from DDSR and out through the spring verb on an old mixer.
That'd do it. Nice one.
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Voltage_Controller wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:20 pm Thank you, all! I have achieved temperament! lol :hail:

Got it, yeah!
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