This seems like the best place to drop this one. I needed a deep, resonant filter sequencing. ‘Welcome Back My Friends’ ELP opener, but more intense. I have a lot of random modulation presets to choose from for processing the input … https://www.eventideaudio.com/community/forum/stompboxes/some-random-h9-presets … but then HotSawz came to mind, as the complete package.
- EHX 8 Step Program [Depth = 5]
- Source Audio Reflex
- Copilot FX Broadcast
- TWA Side Step
- Other LFO-to-EXP pedal, with a Sample & Hold (or Random***) waveform
MIDI / synth people … you know what you have to do:
- Sequencer / DAW
- Synth outputting Arpeggiator / Sequencer CC values
- RND CV [0-3.3V]
- Lexicon MPX-1
- Molten Voltage add-ons
- A really fast foot on your switching looper
- Others I’ve left out
A small amount of dry input – pick attack, aided by fast ATTACK / DECAY. Some GATE SUST & ENVELOPE to fatten it out. Medium OSC DEPTH & detuned oscillators. For the minimum expression position, enough CUTOFF & RESONANCE to always be present. That hefty OUT LEVEL worked best for my gain staging.
At the other extreme [Toe position], full on CUTOFF & RESONANCE. I added a little LFO AMOUNT with the HotSwitch. The beauty of using an external device with a pass-through expression input … is that you can fade in the overall sequencing effect. A nice synthesizer filter growl at the Heel position.
But also acting as a ‘master level’ over the random steps. In this case, the CUTOFF & RESONANCE position [via the pass-thru] sets the upper limit over the sequence steps. Result? Gradually introducing the RND sequencer, while raising both the CUTOFF & RESONANCE at the same time.
As an example (in the 8 Step Program), set the overall Depth to 5. Change the Exp. Mode to Depth, for the pass-thru pedal. Don’t set the sliders like the image above. Give them a nice range from minimum to maximum values. The order really doesn’t matter.
With any external device used, let the Random*** control or waveform do all of the heavy lifting. We’re looking to bounce among 8, 16, or more discrete combinations of CUTOFF & RESONANCE.