SoloStuff´s SoloRack a New Series of Tutorials

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  1. rofilm

    rofilm .

    I´ve started a new series. And – again – it´s about modular synthesis. I thought SoloStuff´s modular softsynth “SoloRack” worth a whole series of tutorials – and concipated one. Here is the first part: Installation and Overview


    It´s a public part. Enjoy it! Rolf

    00:00 Introduction
    01:15 Download and Installation
    02:42 Four Versions of SoloRack
    03:15 Loading a Module
    03:45 Placing, Replacing and Deleting a Module
    04:31 Module Information
    04:51 “Always on” and CPU
    07:12 Groups of Modules
    14:50 Load and Save
    15:48 My first Real Patch
    24:38 Some Words at the End
    Enjoy it!
    Have a good time!
  2. rofilm

    rofilm .

    The second part of my series of tutorials about SoloStuff´s modular softsynth “SoloRack” is online now:


    In this second part of the series I talk about the menus and the hidden functions of SoloRack, give some explanations about oversampling and aliasing and build up a famous patch step by step (please see the timeline for details).

    The whole series is meant to give you not only a profound knowledge about the modular softsynth SoloRack, but also a remarkable amount of knowledge about modular synthesis and even about sound synthesis in general. It makes it easy to step into the matter, even if you are a complete beginner (You are a professional? Well, you may like the series nevertheless).

    00:00 Introduction
    00:19 The Preset Menu
    01:58 ASpecial Group: Sequences
    03:27 Managing Presets using the Windows Browser
    05:46 SAVE, LOAD and Alternative Preset Libraries
    07:40 The Preset Description and the Authorship
    (or: Albi Soundstone attacks Rolf Kasten)
    11:40 Oversampling and Aliasing
    22:30 About Cables and LEDs
    24:38 Expanding and Reducing the Rack
    25:25 Fine Tune
    25:55 Cable Art
    26:45 Copy and Paste Values
    28:00 Understanding the Front Panels
    34:50 Building Up a Famous Patch Step by Step
    42:45 Some Words at the End
    45:56 The End
    Enjoy your time!
  3. rofilm

    rofilm .

    Introduction to modular synthesis: SoloRack Tutorial 3: The Oscillators Part 1 is online now:


    Please see the timeline below for further details.

    Timeline and Content
    00:00 Introduction
    01:18 The SA 310 VCO
    02:00 Pitch Range
    02:24 1 Volt/Octave
    03:19 Trigger, CV and Gate
    04:38 “... and it´s this jump to the left ...”
    09:07 The Waves
    11:22 Analogue Exponential Frequency Modulation
    18:35 Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
    20:16 Duty Cycles
    22:28 Phase Shifts
    27:20 PWM and Oversampling
    28:55 Hardsync
    40:05 “Bend”
    42:28 Half-Wave Rectifier (RA)
    45:25 About Phase Shifts Again
    52:08 Some Words at the End
    53:45 The End
  4. rofilm

    rofilm .

    My last “modular” video in 2017 is out now, SoloStuff´s Solorack part 4, talking about three of the oscillators.


    It´s about saw, supersaw and hypersaw, about linear frequency modulation, about exponential sine wave FM, about noise and “Radio”, about Karplus-Strong and about a mysterious patch.

    00:00 Introduction
    01:18 Some Questions concerning Video 3
    05:43 The S304, An Overview
    07:23 Phase Shifts
    08:48 From Detune to Hypersaw
    23:11 Linear Through Zero FM
    33:00 The S302 Dual Sub/Sine
    36:24 Phase, Phase, Phase
    38:44 FM like in 1984
    47:13 Noise, Noise, Noise
    50:35 Is Karplus Still Strong?
    (Sorry for the bad joke!)
    53:09 A Patch to puzzle about
    53:47 Some Words at the End
    55:06 The End

    I´ll be working on my album for the next 6 weeks. So, please don´t expect my next video before the end of January 2018. I wish you all a merry Chrismas and a happy New Year.
    Enjoy your life!
    [​IMG] Rolf
  5. rofilm

    rofilm .

    Part 5 of my series of tutorials about SoloStuff´s “SoloRack” modular VST synthesizer is available now. It is all about frequency modulation – linear as well as exponential – and phase modulation. The video introduces and explains the S321 FM/PM oscillator module.


    1 hour and 40 minutes long, more than 39 hours of production time, 54 graphs and pics, 69 short clips, and here is the


    0:00:00 Introduction

    0:00:33 Basic Terms and Principles of FM/PM

    0:01:15 FM versus PM

    0:04:00 Exponential versus Linear

    0:06:23 The GUI (FrontPanel)

    0:08:33 Pitch Range and Tuning

    0:12:16 The Matrix

    0:23:30 Algorithms

    0:38:04 Feedback Loops

    0:39:53 A Kind of System of FM Patches

    0:40:10 Creating SAW Waves

    0:42:20 Creating Square Waves

    0:43:30 Creating Triangle Waves

    0:46:38 Leaving the Field of Pure Sine Wave Modulation

    0:50:04 Certain C : M Relations

    0:54:30 Real FM (at last)

    0:59:35 Comparing PM, Linear FM and Exponential FM

    1:15:32 Modulating the Strength of FM and PM

    1:27:00 Patching Complex Sounds: Slap Bass

    1:33:03 Patching Somplex Sounds: Harpsichord plus Bass

    1:34:50 From the Montains of Madness (sorry, Mr. Lovecraft)

    1:36:18 Some Words at the End

    1:39:04 The End