Hello All,

I was effing around with my Plaits module (Mutable Instruments) when I discovered this Thunderstorm sound after that I experimented a bit further with Plaits. Just for fun, just to kind of demo the Plaits. Please increase the volume a bit.

I hope you enjoyed the weird sounds, thank you very much for listening and kind regards, Garfield.

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When I read the title, I was like, ok, so Garfield found some thunder-esque sound, let's see.....oh no, it is truly 100% thunder. So rad. Good find.


Hi Fred,

Ha, ha, yes, I was surprised myself when I discovered this how close it comes to a real thunder :-) Thank you and kind regards, Garfield.

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This is the obligatory request for patch notes

I want to know how you got so close to actual thunder sounds - pretty neat !


Hi Toodee,

Oh yes, sorry, I was in a rush when I posted it. I have to do this by heart because I just recently removed this patch from my system, it was rather simple so hopefully with my remarks here you can rebuild that? Let me know!

So the Plaits was set to the third red-selected-sound counting from the top. All of them were set to full right (at about 5 pm) with the exception of the Morph knob that one was set at about 1:30 pm, that was the most difficult setting from this patch by the way, it took me a bit of time and adjustment of that Morph knob to get it perfect.

I didn't modulate much here, the only thing I did was taking a reversed-saw based LFO, set it slowly and used that as input to the 1V/oct on the Plaits. Then I used a very mild delay in-rack module (ACL - Dual Delay) but I think you can skip that if you don't have that and if I remember well, that was it (not 100% sure). Then outside the modular system I added a medium-low till medium tape delay using the Grand Canyon from Electro-Harmonix (no ping-pong for the thunder, for those other sounds at a certain point I activated the ping-pong delay effect) and some medium reverb I added with the Source Audio - Ventris Dual Reverb, using for A the plate reverb and for B the swell reverb (to make the thunder stronger and the thunder effect more emphasised). Most of the knobs were set around 1 pm on that Ventris (time & pre-delay a bit less if I remember well).

I am not 100% sure but I don't think I used a filter for this patch.

That's it I think. Let me know if you are able to reproduce it. Kind regards, Garfield.

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Wow!


Digging this one a lot @GarfieldModular, feels a bit like time traveling to the beginning of electronic music, really well done.


Hi Troux,

Ha, ha, thank you! :-) Yes, the beginning of indeed "electronic music" (thus not electronic) is indeed where "I come from", famous artists like Tangerine Dream, J.M. Jarre (early days), Kitaro, Vangelis, Klaus Schulze and the lot. So this patch was a lot of fun indeed. Thanks again and kind regards, Garfield.

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That is very cool. It peels like the real thing. Very nice!


Hi Bleepadelic,

Thank you! :-) Kind regards, Garfield.

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very nice! i really love all of those noise modes on plate, crazy what kind of sounds you can create with it:) great example!


Hi Audhentik

Thank you! :-) Yes, I love Plaits, you can use it in a quite mild patch however it can go pretty crazy too, either way, it's totally up to the user how to put Plaits into place in a patch. Great module indeed. Kind regards, Garfield.

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That's really great Garfield. Clearly demonstrates the importance of effing around!


Hi Cmb_,

Thank you very much :-) Ha, ha, yeah sometimes effing around with stuff leads to nice results ;-) Kind regards, Garfield.

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