Here’s a high-quality Soundcloud version of the performance:
Here’s what Noll has to say about the piece:
“This piece emerged from the patch I was working on in preparation for a Supermoon music/camping party this weekend at my home in the Catskills. Other artists performing include two snake plants and a handful of people the likes of Gen Ken Montgomery, G Lucas Crane, Joe and Jon from Data Garden, Lampeo, et al.
The patch is intended to facilitate a 30-minute live set, while the recorded piece is one movement of the entire set. Tides is set up to be played either by René (as we hear in this movement) or by Yarns’ arpeggiator and/or directly from the QuNexus. Ableton Live provides additional reverb, delay, filtering, mixing, mutes, and looper, all controlled without the need to see the computer screen using an iPhone 6 running a custom Lemur template.
Variation in the patch is created by changing time using Yarns tempo and clock divisions and the steps and fills of ADDAC402, while changing pitch/tonality with René, QuNexus, Disting, and of course shaping envelopes, wiggling of knobs, and jamming out the effects with the Lemur interface.”
1. Peaks Kick triggered by ADDAC402 Voice 1.
2. Peaks Snare triggered by ADDAC402 Voice 2.
3. Tides played by René, bussed to Ableton Filter Delay & Reverb. René is triggered by ADDAC402 Voice 4.
4. Elements played by URA Sample Out-B into Disting Quantizer (Root-5th), triggered by ADDAC402 Voice 3.
Tempo 83bpm, Ableton in slave mode (EXT).
Output clock div = /3, multed to ADDAC402, Batumi Ch1.
LFO out to René Y-CLK
Gates (Steps | Fills)
Voice 1 – 12 | 03 / gate out to Peaks Trig 1
Voice 2 – 16 | variable / gate out to Peaks Trig 2
Voice 3 – 16 | 09 / gate out multed to Elements gate & URA Ext clock. INV gate out multed to Tangle Quartet Ch 3 (scale) modulating Elements position & grandPA TRIG A on factory patch PY.
Voice 4 – 16 | 13 / gate out to René X-CLK
Ch1 – master clock
Sine > Maths Ch 2, out of Maths Ch 3 (Offset/scale) multed to ADDAC402 Fills CV in 1 & 3
Ch2 – 32
Sine multed to Clouds Trig & Shades Ch 2 (offset/scale) to Elements Space.
Saw to Tangle Quartet Ch 1 (scale) to Clouds Blend (Reverb mix)
Square to Tangle Quartet Ch 2 (scale) to Elements Mallet timbre
Ch3 – 8
Saw muted (stackable) to Maths Ch 4 fall & ADDAC402 Fills CV In 3
Ch4 – 4
Sine to Elements Blow Timbre (not used in this version)
Saw to Maths Ch 4 rise
Ch 1 cycling, even rise & fall about 2:00 with Log/Lin at mark.
Rise modulated by URA R-Flux Out. Fall modulated by URA R-Pulse Out.
Unity out modulates Elements Damping.
EOR modulates Elements Geometry.
Ch 4 envelope shapes Tides. Rise at 0, Fall at 1:00 with Log/Lin fully at Log.
Rise & Fall modulated by Batumi (see above).
Unity out modulates Tides Level.
OR modulates Tides Slope
SUM modulates ADDAC402 Fills CV in 4
INV modulates Tides Shape
Sample Out-A to Clouds Trig
Toggle A-B Out to Clouds Size
Quantizer plays Elements via Batumi Sine LFO, trigger out sent to Clouds Freeze.
UNI & BI outs multed to Clouds L & R for parallel processing (separate channels in Ableton)
BI out to Tangle Quartet Ch 4, CV adjusted with ADDAC301 expression pedal for handsfree volume control (not used in this version)