Generative Ambient Music With A Moog Mother-32

This video captures a track, Orion, by synthesist Claus Gahrn, created with a generative patch on a Moog Mother-32.

Orion is a creative example of getting a lot out of a minimal setup – in this case a Moog Mother-32 patch, sent through the free reverb Valhalla Supermassive.

Here’s what Gahrn shared about the patch:

Assign (set to Step Random) — Mult
Mult 1 — Mix 1
Mult 2 — VCO Mod
KB — Mix 2
VC Mix — VCF Cutoff
LFO Tri — VCF Res
VCO Saw — Ext. Audio

32 note sequence. Sequence playback direction is set to random.

6 thoughts on “Generative Ambient Music With A Moog Mother-32

  1. Claus, your piece is a fine example of what you can get from simply diving into your synth a little deeper. Generative can become aimless easily, but this audio travelogue unfolds in a more orderly fashion. I let it repeat several times while I went about my business. It shows off the voice of the M32 beyond the usual, more easily identified Moog standbys. Well done.

    Supermassive is a great reverb. I bought some other Valhalla effects when I took it on. Its becoming a good go-to rack. There are many, many good FX coders around, but they’re in my Top 10.

  2. Excellent work.

    I love to see somebody jam with a giant wall of synths, but am always amazed when someone makes something so beautiful out of almost nothing.

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