Here we have the character oozing ‘Dynamics’ Eurorack module from Dannysound. The module has multiple functions and can be patched to operate as a compressor, expander, harmonic exciter, saturator or distortion, sub bass generator, EQ, envelope follower or a simple VCA. With all those functions to hand I wanted to make a video that explores modular music making techniques as well as applying wider music production tips, tricks and workflows that you can apply in your own music and sound creation too.
Throughout the video I’m using 2x Dynamics modules and the VU meters expander allowing for showing more concepts per patch, but you can apply these patches to a single module too. The module can be used as a separate EQ and compressor which too, allowing you to EQ your side chain signal (like sidechain filters on compressors) or simply use a single Dynamics module like two independent modules. With so much potential for this set of functions you’ll find some no talking patches just exploring adding life to beats or the amp drive (lovely saturation) spread throughout the video as musical interludes.
Did I miss any techniques for these tools you like to use? Let me know.
Dannysound Dynamics & VU Meters // https://bit.ly/DSdynamics
Signal flow block diagram // https://bit.ly/DynamicsDiagram