Crazy patterns and synthlines: EdT on his new sounds for Curve 2
This week we added some great inspiring presets from Ed Ten Eyck (EdT)
to Curve 2's shared Preset Library. His trademark are unique rhythmical and melodic synthlines that take full advantage of Curve's freely editable LFOs and envelopes. We have been curious how he comes up with his ideas and asked him to give us some insights to his approach of creating new sounds.
Cableguys: Hello Ed Ten Eyck. How long have you been making music?
Ed Ten Eyck:
Hi. I've been making music since 1985. Through the years I have made presets for hardware synths (Juno-106 and Wavestation), but switched over to creating on virtual synths in 2010.
What do you like most about Curve 2 and what makes it unique in your opinion?
The thing I like the most about Curve 2 is that I can draw my own waves. The ability to use these waves as OSCs and LFOs makes it unique. It's quite flexible and a great way to get inspired.
For what kind of sounds do you prefer Curve 2?
Rhythmic, synthline and bassline sounds are my favorite with Curve2. Layering them can produce some interesting grooves.
Which one of the presets you have just uploaded is your favorite?
Mantis Groove. It's fun to experiment making glitchy patterns with it in the DAW vs. just holding a note for the whole bar. Filter and resonance are assigned to the modwheel which is useful for effect.
Do you have any suggestions for users of Curve 2?
Try using fast fixed sync LFOs to modulate filter cutoff and resonance for interesting tones. Use LFO 3 or 4 for fixed syncs, and you still have LFO 1 and 2 open for beat retriggering.
If you want to listen to EdT's typical glitchy patterns in action, listen to this track, including his new presets "Mantis Groove", "Sawpan" and "Biperc":
To get the new EdT sounds, just open Curve 2 and hit the sync button and you can check them out by yourself!
And watch out for more presets from other sound designers to come, getting the most out of Curve 2's versatility.