Episode 36 Modcan Scanner Envy

The Modcan Scanner is 8 channels of pure awesome. It’s such a cool device I had to see if I could make something remotely similar with the stuff I have at hand in my synthesizers.com rig. The Modcan version has 8 channels but all I could muster was four. Partly due to lack of VCAs and partly because I only have a quadrature LFO, that is, an oscillator with four outputs, all 90 degrees out of phase. I use the excellent STG Soundlabs Mankato filter with full resonance (self oscillation) as the LFO and it works like a charm since it goes all the way down into sub audio. Such a beautiful little module. The Modcan scanner actually just fades between two outputs at a time but my patch has three of the four outputs more or less active at any given time which makes it a bit different sounding I guess. Also, all I can get is circular motion since the LFO is sine output only, the Modcan can be controlled with any kind of CV. Anyway, enjoy and please check out the artsy version as well, I kinda like its “tune”. Audio from that one can be had at Soundcloud.
Full length artsy video on Vimeo here:

Full length audio on Soundcloud here:

~ by 7thdansound on January 17, 2011.

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