Objectives of this lesson
This lesson will show you how to build, save and load your first sub-patch. You will also learn how to create a more complicated patch using some of the pre-built patches that come with Usine.
From the workspace, double click on a panel to open an empty patch.
Now, open the Browser and add a Volume Audio module (found in Modules/Audio/Volume,Gates,Mute): (You can also use the patch you built in 5. Midi & key learn):
From the pop-up menu, choose mono:
Add audio ins and outs, and finally a fader. To do this, click on the ‘in 1’, ‘out 1’ and ‘gain’ connection points on the Vol Audio module and select from the list of modules shown in the resulting pop up menus.
Click on the FaderV module to display its control panel. Look for the where parameter and change it to parent control panel (we’ll see why later)
Using your OS create a new folder in your demo folder called ‘My Patch’.
Back in Usine, open the Patch menu and choose Save this patch as to save your new patch in the folder you just created. Call it ‘sub 1’.
You will see it appear in the Browser under Library/My Patch.
Now you can drag and drop this new patch onto any panel at any time to use it. Choose add sub-patch to add it as a sub-patch to an existing patch, or use Open Patch to overwrite it.
Let’s continue. Add another audio in and out.
Use [ctrl +c] and [ctrl+v] to copy/paste this sub patch 4 times.
You can save this as a new patch, name it Vol_x4 for example.
Reload it as a sub-patch,
and you’ll have something like this:
Because we set the where parameter in our patch’s control to parent control panel, all our faders are now visible in the panel of the parent.
Now, let’s use multiple patches to build a bigger one.
Drag and drop the sampler patch in the Usine/sampling tab of the browser and choose add sub-patch from the menu that appears:
Connect audio outs and drag and drop 2 other patches on to the little square in one of the connecting wires. Select insert sub-patch and Usine will automatically reconnect the stereo wires for you.
Here we chose audio FX /delay and panoramics / stereo enhancer which gives you something looking like this:
Now, if you save this patch as sampler+delay+stereo in your my patch folder, you can simply drag and drop it into whatever project you need it.
In this way you can build up a personal library of useful patches to re-use over and over again .