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Coming soon on patchpool: Panopticon for Avenger Modular Synthesizers
Old 6th December 2017
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Coming soon on patchpool: Panopticon for Avenger

It's time for another Avenger ride...



Panopticon for Avenger
Painting with sound on sonic canvas using broad and delicate brushes, creating an exhibition of sculpted sound around a musical well, Panopticon is a collection of expressive, evocative, soothing, playful, dark, exciting, often cinematic patches, also focussing on the granular capabilities of the hybrid monster named Avenger.

The patches in Panopticon will make use of re-synthesized/wave-tabled vocal, instrumental and electronic tones, processed field recordings, multi-sampled acoustic instruments like electric/acoustic guitar, soprano soaxophone, accordion, singing bowls (also bowed), crystal bowls, wavetable-based drones, pads, sequencers and synths, granular/multi-sampled soundscapes and more.
Quite a few patches utilize the new cross-FM feature introduced in Avenger version 1.3, which allows for frequency modulation (FM) between oscillators.

Specs:
  • *Approximately 100+ patches.
    *Roundabout 2 GB (uncompressed) of original content (samples, granular sources, wavetables, shapes).
    *All patches have the modulation wheel and three Macros assigned, most also use Macro switches, many also use aftertouch.
    *ETA: End of January 2018.
    *Price on release: € 50 EUR.
    *Pre-order price: € 40 EUR.
    *Comes in the native avenger format, easy import/installation.
    *Delivery: download.

Product page.

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All demos below were produced entirely with Avenger using only patches from Panopticon, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation, if several instances of Avenger were used in a track.



Playlist with video demos for Panopticon:


Thanks for reading.
Simon

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Old 12th December 2017
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Demo for a pad preset (Cellissima) from Panopticon, some Macro and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger.



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Video demo for Avenger the patch Haithabu (using granular synthesis in 2 oscillators) from Panopticon:



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Ambient demo track featuring two patches from Panopticon, some Macro and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger.



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Video Demo for a sequencer patch from Panopticon, some Macro and modulation wheel action automated/recorded in LogicX, 100% Avenger.



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So I recorded some electric guitar today, here is a first demo track:

Ambient guitar track featuring two patches from Panopticon, some Macro and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger. The flageolet guitar patch is layering two long loops (32 bars x 4 beats) running in tempo-synced granular mode.


Last edited by Sampleconstruct; 14th December 2017 at 07:01 PM..
Old 16th December 2017
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Elegiac electronic duet featuring two patches from Panopticon, some Macro and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger.



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Demo for a granular patch from Panopticon for Avenger, layering three different segments of a long singing bowl texture, played on several bowls, some Macro and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger.



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Ambient groove demo featuring three patches from Panopticon, some Macro/modulation wheel action and volume automation, 100% Avenger.



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Demo for a hybrid patch (multi-sampling, multi-granular) from Panopticon, some Macro/modulation wheel/aftertouch action, 100% Avenger.



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Video demo for a punchy FM preset from Panopticon, some Macro and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger.


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Old 4 weeks ago
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Dark ambient demo for a drone preset from Panopticon, some Macro and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger. This patch uses cross-FM modulation which was introduced in version 1.3.0 today.



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More cross FM:

Improvising live on video with a patch from Panopticon, this patch uses a tempo-synced electric guitar loop (granular synthesis) frequency-modulated by oscillator 2 (pitch-modulated sine wave).


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Old 3 weeks ago
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Improvising with a granular pad (multi-sampled) from Panopticon, adding Macro automation/modulation wheel/aftertouch action in a second pass. Dramatic soundtrack stuff...



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Ambient groove demo featuring two patches from Panopticon (granular soundscape with 2 different components split across the keyboard with zone crossfade, layered with a cross FM wavetable oscillator and a drum sequencer patch with three components), some Macro/ modulation wheel action and a bit of volume automation.



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Improvising with a wavetable patch (using vocal wavetables) from Panopticon, some Macro/aftertouch and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger.


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Old 2 weeks ago
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Demo for a wave-table patch from Panopticon, some Macro/aftertouch/pitchbend and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger.



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Demo for a wavetable patch from Panopticon, using a wavetable extracted from an accordion drone (I just auctioned an accordion for the production of this library), some Macro and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger. I was quite amazed how well certain accordion sounds re-synthesize in Avenger.



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I updated the first demo I did for this library, now containing four instead of two instances of Avenger.



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Alien atmosphere featuring two patches from Panopticon, some Macro/aftertouch and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger.



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Improvising live on video with a multi-sampled soprano sax patch from Panopticon, oscillator 2 plays the same sax pad two octaves higher and can frequency-modulate OSC1 via cross FM when the respective Macro is dialed in like demonstrated in the video.



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Demo for a granular soprano sax patch from Panopticon - Macro, modulation wheel and aftertouch automation in LogicX.

Patch description:
Quote:
Two 8-bar long pentatonic soprano sax phrases playing in tempo-synced granular mode, control the balance between the phases with Macro 2, Macro 1 diffuses the grains creating a nice grain cloud, Macro 3 adds FM with FM Rate being modulated by a tempo-synced, random LFO. MW adds tempo-synced amplitude modulation, shape-distortion and LP filter modulation. Macro button 1 doubles the sequence speed, MB2 switches delay/reverb on/off (assigned to wet mix).


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Improvising with a bowed singing bowl patch (granular mode) from Panopticon, some Macro/aftertouch and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger.


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Old 1 week ago
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Two fresh demos using crystal bowl multi-sampled (8 large crystal bowls were sampled for Panopticon, more patches are in the pipe):

Demo track featuring 2 Avenger patches from Panopticon, one patch using multi-sampled crystal bowls layered with granulated reversed bowls (reverse speed is synced to host tempo and can be doubled with a switch), the other is a vocal wavetable synth with wavetables extracted from male overtone singing. Some Macro/modulation wheel/aftertouch action in the demo.



And a patch which uses crystal bowl multi-samples and a dedicated cross FM-wavetable-oscillator (with accordion wavetables) for each multi-sample.



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Improvising with the patch Soprano Sax Dynamic Trills from Panopticon - some Macro and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger.

Patch description:
Quote:
Soprano saxophone - multi-sampled dynamic whole-tone trills, 5 trills were sampled between C3 – D5. OSC1 plays the looped multi-samples, OSC2 adds a re-synthesized/wave-tabled sax trill, M1 is a dedicated volume control for OSC2, M2 adds tuned comb-filtering in OSC1, M3 adds polyphonic LP filter modulation in OSC1. MB1 adds ensemble FX, MB2 controls wet mix of delay/reverb. MW adds FM and vibrato in OSC1, shifts formants and adds rate distortion in OSC2.


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Demo for a multi-sampled accordion patch from Panopticon, some Macro/modulation wheel/aftertouch action, 100% Avenger.

Patch description:
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Accordion Sustain MS
Multi-sampled accordion sustains, looped, up to 37 seconds long, 10 pitches were sampled between F2 – F5. M1 controls amount of unison mix (detune modulated by a re-triggering LFO), M2 adds notch filter sweeping, ensemble and stereo FX, M3 introduces tempo-synced LP filter modulation (via LFO 3/4), MW adds tempo-synced volume gating (stereo), AT adds vibrato. MB1/2 switch on delay/reverb FX.


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Cinematic track featuring three patches from Panopticon - some Macro and modulation wheel action, 100% Avenger.



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Video demo for a hybrid cross FM patch from Panopticon - this patch combines a synced soprano sax sequence in OSC1 modulated by a synced electric guitar flageolet sequence in OSC2 (both running in granular mode) and a wavetable synth in OSC3, Macro/modulation wheel/aftertouch action in the video.

Patch description:
Quote:
Sax Guitar Hybrid FM
Cross-FM patch combining a tempo-synced soprano sax sequence in OSC1 frequency modulated by an electric guitar flageolet sequence in OSC2, VEL modulates the amount of FM modulation via LFO1. OSC3 adds a WT synth (routed to phaser in FX2), control it’s volume with M1. M2 adds a tuned FM filter modulated by LFO1 (+1 octave). MW randomizes grain position in 1/2, adds FM in OSC3, increases FM in OSC1 and adds /Rate distortion/tunes up OSC2 an octave (steppy), AT adds vibrato and increases unison detune in OSC1. M3 adds LP filter modulation/filter resonance (F3) and adds wave shaper distortion (master FX). MB1 adds chorus FX for OSC1 (FX1), MB2 controls wet mix of delay/reverb FX (master FX).

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Ambient-minimal groove track featuring three patches from Panopticon - some Macro/aftertouch and modulation wheel action, some volume automation and a limiter on the master output.

I can see the finishing line, Panopticon should be ready bay the end of next week, any fence-sitters, don't wait too long and pre-order soon if you want to save some cash.



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Improvising live on video with a granular patch from Panopticon - at the beginning of the video you hear the original sample, a steel string (acoustic guitar) scraped with a coin. Tweaking the available Macros and the modulation wheel while playing.

Description:
Quote:
String Scrape Combs
A granular texture using a sample of scraping a steel string (acoustic guitar) with a coin, run through a tuned comb-filter and a wave-shaper in Avenger. MW increases comb-filter resonance/detune and randomizes grain position/grain pitch. M1 adds wave-shaper distortion and HP filter modulation (F2). M2 controls grain speed, M3 adds FM with modulated harmonics (LFO2). MB1 controls chorus mix, MB2 controls convolution reverb/delay mix.


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This one is rather beautiful:

Improvising live on video with a hybrid patch (granular/sampling) from Panopticon, tweaking the available Macros/modulation wheel/aftertouch on the fly.

Description:
Quote:
Flageolet Chords Granular
Two arpeggiated flageolet chords played on an acoustic guitar with steel strings, the second chord using a coin - running in granular mode in OSC1/2 with tempo-synced envelopes modulating grain position. OSC3 adds a long tonal soundscape (forward/reverse) in sampling mode, derived from both chords, VEL shifts sample start to the first peak of the sample. M1 controls balance between 1-2, M2 controls volume of the soundscape, M3 adds delay/phaser FX, with delay feedback and Ghost-Q modulated by MODENV2 and LFO3. MB1 sets the granular envelope speed to half, MB2 controls reverb FX mix. MW adds tempo-synced HP filter modulation, AT randomizes grain pitch.


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Probably the last audio demo for Panopticon, ambient groove featuring a huge/lush/beautiful tonal soundscape accompanied by a sequencer and a punchy bass - some Macro/aftertouch/modulation wheel action and volume automation in LogicX, a limiter on the master output.



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This one sounds huge:

Demo video for an accordion hybrid patch from Panopticon - combining dry and processed accordion drones in granular and sampling mode, x-fade-split across the keyboard, sounding very rich and orchestral, Macro/modulation wheel automation in LogicX.

Description from the PDF (which I'm in the process of writing)
Quote:
Two long accordion drones with different root notes and their processed siblings split across the keyboard, crossfading between C3–C4 (C2–C3 in Avenger). The dry samples play in granular mode with modulation of grain pan spread and pitch randomization (via LFO1, amount of grain pitch randomization is velocity sensitive), the processed version plays in normal sampling mode, M1/2 are dedicated volume controls for each layer. VEL decreases attack time, MW introduces tempo-synced, triplet-based modulation (re-triggering) of LP filter cutoff/resonance and amplitude (via MODENV 1/2 and LFO2). M3 adds a combination of free-running LP/Notch-filter modulation (master filter and a filter in FX1) and chorus FX, MB1/2 control 
delay/reverb mix.

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Old 6 hours ago
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I needed a chill after finalizing sounds the whole day -> ambient demo combining three patches (drone and 2 layered pads) from Panopticon - some Macro/aftertouch/modulation wheel action and limiter on the master output. Only a few more days until the release...

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