Category Archives: Tutorials

OWL Max Tutorial 6: PGL (Pitch Grain Looper) Part 1

Today we’re going to be looking at the actual design of the PGL, which you were introduced to in the last tutorial. You can test this out at https://hoxtonowl.com/patch-library/patch/PGL 1.) If you’ve already done the tap tempo delay tutorial, you … Continue reading

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OWL Max Tutorial 5: PGL (Pitch Grain Looper) Introduction

We’re back to show you how to build another awesome effect using Cycling 74’s Max Gen software running on the OWL Modular or pedal. This is the PGL (Pitch Grain Looper), your go-to patch for stuttering and glitching. In this … Continue reading

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OWL Max Tutorial 4: XFade Delay

Welcome to the fourth Max Gen! This will be the final tutorial looking at delays in Max’s Gen, from Cycling ’74. Today we’ll show you a cool function on the delay object inside Gen. You can have multiple taps (delay … Continue reading

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OWL Max Tutorial 3: Tempo Sync Delay

Today we will be adding a tempo sync or tap tempo function to the simple delay we worked on in the last tutorial. We will be building on that patch, and if you haven’t done it already, we’d recommend starting … Continue reading

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OWL Pure Data Tutorial 4: FM Synthesis

Today Adam will talk you through building a simple FM synth in Pure Data that you can run on the OWL. Test and download the patch at https://hoxtonowl.com/patch-library/patch/SimpleFM/ FM (Frequency Modulation) Synthesis was developed by John Chowning at Stanford University, … Continue reading

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OWL Max Tutorial 2: Delay

Welcome to the second tutorial exploring Cycling 74’s Max, Gen and the OWL! Today, Cherif will talk you through making a simple but great sounding tape-style delay effect (with feedback and low pass filter) for the OWL. This can be … Continue reading

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Rebel Technology Algorithmic Beats Tutorial

In this tutorial we’ll be looking at how to do some algorithmic beat sequencing on a modular synthesiser with some Rebel Technology modules. Martin is using (from left to right): Klasmata Logoi Stoicheia Chronos Phoreo OWL Modular (*2) Bit Reactor … Continue reading

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OWL Max Tutorial 1: Getting Started

Today we’re going to talk about how to set up a development environment for your OWL and Max’s Gen. First, though, a quick recap of what the OWL is and what Gen is: The OWL is a Eurorack module which … Continue reading

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Pure Data Tutorial 3: Open Sound Module

This tutorial is a bit different to the previous tutorials. Instead of making a Pure Data patch to run on the OWL, we’ll be making a Pure Data patch that runs on your computer. The patch is a sequencer that … Continue reading

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Pure Data Tutorial 2: Sampler / Looper

In this tutorial, we’ll make a sampler / looper. We’ll be building on the last tutorial which you can watch again here, and assume you have Pure Data installed and know how to load the finished patch onto the OWL … Continue reading

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