In his latest video, Ben ‘DivKid’ Wilson takes a look at 25+ ways to get more from the Moog Mavis synthesizer.
“Want to add CV control to a wavefolder? Modulate the symmetry or a folder? Explore an underused harmonic treat with PWM? Or even turn your envelopes into oscillating wave shapers? Well, strap in!
In this video we’ll explore patches to expand your semi modular synthesisers. Looking at more advanced patching to further your synthesis and sound design. We’ll be exploring these patches with the Moog Mavis but these patches can be applied to other semi modular gear, fully modular systems or with software.”
The video features lots of tips for getting more out of the Mavis, and also does a great job of demonstrating the synth’s sonic range.
00:00 Hello & patch previews
02:13 What are we doing in this video?
03:08 Mavis feature run down
06:15 CHORUS/PHASER PAD // Lisa Bella Donna patchbook
06:54 Duophonic Mavis – beautiful!
08:37 A modulation foursome!
09:49 FOLDING BASS // patch overlay
10:07 Expand the wavefolder with CV control
11:28 Adding symmetry modulation to the wavefolder
12:46 Bonus PWM fold tones tip
13:14 Even BETTER (+ modulate-able) wavefolding
15:16 FOLDABLE KICK DRUM // patch overlay
15:46 Hack a high pass! Turning the low pass filter into a high pass
17:10 Sub oscillator creation from the LFO
18:06 FM PLUCK // Mavis exploration patchbook
18:19 Envelope Generators as oscillators and wave shapers
19:49 Turning Mavis into a unique STEREO voice
21:18 WHO NEEDS A SEQUENCER ANYWAY? // patch overlay
21:33 Audiorate PWM – a harmonic TREAT!
23:02 Quirky digital overtones from musical audio rate PWM
23:56 ALL ABOARD THE TRIP SHIP // Mavis exploration patchbook
24:32 YOI vocal synthesis from sample & hold
25:52 Patching a noise oscillator and clean sine waves
27:19 BUZZ SAW // patch overlay
27:55 Pitch tracking downsampling – aliasing style
29:20 Dancing filters and dual oscillators
30:14 TOUGH GUY BASS // Mavis exploration patchbook
30:45 Mavis as a processor for FX
32:16 Getting weird with FM
33:20 DETUNE DUAL SQUARE // patch overlay
33:33 Mavis as a back end for other synth voices