[PD] dub chords in Pd

Andy Farnell padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Mon Oct 25 21:43:28 CEST 2010

The lossy part needs to go into the feedback loop
of the delay. Each time around the loop the distortion
function shifts some of the energy away from it's
original position, some up and out band
and some into the capture of the bandpass.
As it goes round and round (recurses) it gets
focussed more and more into one or two places.
Good dub delays are always pretty close to 
exploding in certain frequencies close to the
1-2kHz mid. That's the trick. You need to 
experiment with dangerously unstable
settings to get it to sing. Distortion 
followed by bandbass. Any kind of tape and 
amp simulation in the loop usually works quite well.
Some of the best old dub delay IMHO
is from a "bucket brigade delay" circa 
'76/77 that used leaky capacitors to simulate 
a tape, a kind of analogue data buffer.


can get a subtle, spooky, slow timbral shift
if you catch it and ride it. 


@2.40 +

On Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:55:17 +0100
Marco Donnarumma <devel at thesaddj.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> how would you suggest to synthesise dub chords in Pd?
> I tried some waveshaping applied to phasor chords + some resonance filters
> but it resulted in something totally different.
> thanks,
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