Around the time Hainbach invited me to join his series of Superbooth streams, I felt inspired to give making test-equipment music a try myself. At that time I had just received some Yokogawa test equipment for evaluation. So, this seemed like an excellent time to throw together a patch with Steve’s MS-22 and some Wiretaps and record it.

Patch notes:

  • I’m using the Yokogawa FG400 Isolated Arbitrary/Function Generator as a sound source, with a trapezoid arbitrary waveform at the output.
  • Pamela’s New Workout is outputting a locked random pitch sequence, which is sent to the FG400’s modulation input via a Wiretap. From this Wiretap, the signal is distributed further to the oscilloscope channel 3 (purple) for visualization.
  • The output of the FG400 is routed via a Wiretap to channel 1 (yellow) on the oscilloscope and is then redistributed from the Wiretap on the oscilloscope to the input of Steve’s MS-22.
  • The output of Steve’s MS-22 is connected to channel 2 (green) of the oscilloscope via a Wiretap, and distributed from there on to my audio interface.
  • Pamela’s New Workout is sending slow LFO’s and random modulation to the CV inputs of Steve’s MS-22, modulating various parameters
  • The FG400’s sync output is connected over a BNC cable to channel 4 (blue) of the oscilloscope for triggering (so we get a stable visualization of the waveforms through the filter).
  • I added a thick layer of Arturia’s REV120 spring reverb VST, which was free at the time.
  • The oscilloscope is a Yokogawa DLM300 Mixed Signal Oscilloscope and is an absolute beast (and I ended up buying one).