Europa Birds

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nemesjs
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Post 21 Oct 2021

Just a little experiment that came out funny enough to make a new Combi skin about it.

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I wanted to put most of EUROPA knobs moving on their own at the same time using EUROPA's own modulation LFO and a single CV signal/cable, following the example given by Mattias Gerdt in the last live stream video he did about the new Combinator.
Ended up with the sounds of birds :puf_bigsmile:



Uses a single Europa synth and a Gain RE by Kilohearts (that can be replaced by another gain RE)
Needs to be fed with very low octave holding notes, 2 or 3 for example C-2 + C-1 + C0

Link to the Combi file:
EuropaBirdsByJPF.zip
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Despondo
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Post 21 Oct 2021

Nice! I love the design. Brings peacefulness to the rack.

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Noise
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Post 21 Oct 2021

This is perfect for a stressful day! Thank you!

Ps: lovely artwork :D
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Post 21 Oct 2021

Niceee. Thanks.

Cool to have just for novelty, but will probably end up using this somewhere :D

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Ottostrom
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Post 21 Oct 2021

Really like your creativity :)
And the backdrop is perfect for it

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MrBlue
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Post 21 Oct 2021

Very nice, thank's to you...

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fieldframe
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Post 21 Oct 2021

I love how the typography and illustration style call to mind a bird identification book. Off the wall, yet very tasteful!
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TheGodOfRainbows
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Post 21 Oct 2021

Brilliant! I love it! Awesome sound design. I really like things like this. Organic environmental sound design. Very cool. I have some experiments making various sounds, and birds is one of them. But I haven't made one that sound this good.

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moofi
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Post 22 Oct 2021

:thumbs_up: Well done.
Just had bird sounds aswell coming out of Thor + Synchronus recently :-)

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Post 22 Oct 2021

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nemesjs
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Post 25 Oct 2021

Despondo wrote:
21 Oct 2021
Nice! I love the design. Brings peacefulness to the rack.
Thanks Despondo! I needed that peacefulness too ;)

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nemesjs
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Post 25 Oct 2021

Noise wrote:
21 Oct 2021
This is perfect for a stressful day! Thank you!

Ps: lovely artwork :D
Thanks Noise! I usually like more complex skeuomorphic details but in this case a more simple artwork seemed to me to fit better :-)

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nemesjs
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Post 25 Oct 2021

aeox wrote:
21 Oct 2021
Niceee. Thanks.

Cool to have just for novelty, but will probably end up using this somewhere :D
Thank you aeox! Could be used to fill some sound landscapes I'm sure :thumbup:

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nemesjs
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Post 25 Oct 2021

Ottostrom wrote:
21 Oct 2021
Really like your creativity :)
And the backdrop is perfect for it
Thanks so much Ottostrom! I thought about a comment someone made on another post about the sliders well integrated into the artwork when I was placing those on top of the lettering! That way one can see they're there but I think they don't clot too much the clear looking of the lettering.

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nemesjs
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Post 25 Oct 2021

MrBlue wrote:
21 Oct 2021
Very nice, thank's to you...
Thanks MrBlue! I really liked the track you left the link to in your post! Quite an elaborated ambient landscape, well done! :clap:
Maybe you can use the Birds combi in a future ambient track! :D

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nemesjs
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Post 25 Oct 2021

fieldframe wrote:
21 Oct 2021
I love how the typography and illustration style call to mind a bird identification book. Off the wall, yet very tasteful!
Thanks fieldframe! That was exactly my idea from the moment I heard the sound of birds coming out of EUROPA and I decided to make a Combinator out of it. Join EUROPA logo + The word "BiRDS" in big lettering + several birds side by side that I could find in illustrations from bird books or paintings ;)

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nemesjs
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Post 25 Oct 2021

TheGodOfRainbows wrote:
21 Oct 2021
Brilliant! I love it! Awesome sound design. I really like things like this. Organic environmental sound design. Very cool. I have some experiments making various sounds, and birds is one of them. But I haven't made one that sound this good.
Hey TheGodOfRainbows! Thanks so much for your appraisal! :thumbup: I must confess I got a bit of luck on this one although I also had to tweak the parameters a bit until I found a sweet spot :D
The truth is this patch is highly tweak-able since one starts messing around with the ranges in the Combinator mappings. I'm sure one can get really different sounds from it just by messing with those ranges!

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nemesjs
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Post 25 Oct 2021

moofi wrote:
22 Oct 2021
:thumbs_up: Well done.
Just had bird sounds aswell coming out of Thor + Synchronus recently :-)
Thanks moofi! :thumbup: I'm inclined to think that if one messes around enough with some synths parameters, bird sounds start to come out one way or another, specially if you start self modulating a lot of them... :puf_bigsmile:

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Post 16 Nov 2021

This is awesome. Love the design and somewhat in awe of Europa doing such nice bird sounds! :o

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Post 17 Nov 2021

Thanks for this. I'm working on a album of music with a bit of a jungle/forest theme and this might be interesting to add alongside real birdsong.

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