Assignment 1: Absynth Patch Programming

What we’re trying to do

What to turn in

The basic process


Make a patch that depicts a police chase scene witnessed by us, as we stand at a street corner. While the sequence plays, we hear

Your three patches will not use samples. You can use the oscillators in any of the primary wavetable modes (Single, Double, FM). The components of the scene (helicopter, siren, footsteps) do not have to sound totally realistic: you can make stylized, possibly sci-fi, versions of the sounds. But you must put across the basic familiar characteristics of each sound — for example, the back-and-forth oscillation of pitch in a siren; the slight rising and falling pitch of the Doppler effect, when the helicopter draws near and flies away.


Good luck!

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