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2 - Patch Panelpatch panel

The patch panel allows you to specify how each of the six digitally controlled oscillators (DCOs) interact with each other and the system to provide a wide variety of unique sound configurations.




control buttons


The DCOs are organized into two banks ( A, B ) of three oscillators each. Each DCO has a select button that allows editing of that DCO in the DCO and bank panels, a mix button that sends the DCO output directly to the main mixer, and a mod button that enables or disables the modulation capabilities of the DCO.


The select button (when lit) indentifies uniquely which DCO is currently being edited. Only one DCO can be selected at a time, and the selection occurs automatically when any of the sel, mix, or mod buttons are pressed. The currently selected DCO will be highlighted with a green background as shown here on B1.


The mix button (when lit) indicates that the output of the DCO is being patched to the bank, which has its own functions that can modify the output accordingly. The output from each of the two banks is sent to the master output which has additional controls. You can toggle the mix function by clicking on the button.


The mod button (when lit) indicates that the output of the DCO is being used to modulate something else in the system according to the selections made in the modulation option window directly below the button. Different DCOs have varying modulation functions, and can be selected in combination when mod button is lit.




modulation options


The modulation options selection contains options, that when lit, are applied to the target of that option.  The general form of modulation is:


DCO2 [amp mod]      DCO1 [mix]      DCO3 [freq mod]


There are additional patch options that work on both the bank mixer, and provide cross-bank connections. These options are available from B1, B2, and B3 DCOs. Note that some patch options work in combination; for example a 50% modifier  ( i.e. amp mod -> A1 50% ) must be selected along with the original option ( i.e. amp mod -> A1 ) to have any effect.


The types of modulation are:

amp mod Amplitude modulation. Amplitude modulation takes the output waveform of the modulating DCO and varies the output amplitude of the target DCO according the waveform. Amplitudes from DCOs can be both positive and negative; A positive modulation output will adjust the volume only while a negative value will adjust the volume and invert the phase of the output. An example of ampltiude modulation would be to use a sine wave modulator to create tremolo on the target.
freq mod Frequency modulation. Frequency modulation takes the output waveform of the modulationg DCO and varies the output frequency of the target DCO according to the waveform. A positive modulation output will increase the frequency while a negative modulation outpout will decrease the frequency. The amound of variation depends on the amplitude of the modulating DCO. An example of frequency modulation would be to use a sine wave modulator to create vibrato on the target.
pulse mod Pulse width modulation. Pulse with modulation takes the output waveform of the modulating DCO and varies the pulse width of the target DCO according to the waveform. For pulse with modulation to work, the target DCO must have pulse wave selected. An example of pulse modulation would be to use a sine wave modulator to create continous timbre change on the target.
ring mod Ring modulation. Ring modulation takes the output waveform of the modulating DCO and synchronizes the start of the target DCOs waveform with its zero crossing. An example of ring modulation would be to have both the modulator and target use similar waveforms and freuencies to produce atonal separation.



The insta-web button on the patch panel can be used to directly open up a browser to the GinSing website. This can be useful to help you use our website as a guide while tweaking and referencing code. To open up to the GinSing website, just click on the logo.