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Intellijel Rubicon – Part 2: Synths Only [matttech]

Intellijel Rubicon Demo 2

 

INTRODUCTION

These recordings demonstrate the sonics of the Intellijel Rubicon in all its naked glory, without the additional production featured on the full tracks from Part 1: INTELLIJEL RUBICON – FULL TRACKS.

All patches are the same as in Part 1, with any changes detailed in these posts – this is largely the removal of additional processing, in order to provide greater transparency.


 

DEMO 01 (Synths Only)

This first demo utilizes the Intellijel Rubicon within a fairly traditional Dance Music setting. Various wave combinations are used, and there is an emphasis on Pulse Width Modulation.

“Synths Only” Mix

This demo contains the same patches found in the full mix, with the following alterations:

  • The main Rubicon part and Sub (that enters at 02.08) are soloed.
  • All EQ and compression is removed.
  • Crystallizer (chorus) is removed from main Rubicon part.
  • All FX and Volume automation is left in.

 

DEMO 02 (Synths Only)

For this second demo, I decided to try out some more imaginative patching, with an emphasis on Osc Sync sounds and FM.

“Synths Only” Mix

This demo contains the same patches found in the full mix, with the following alterations:

  • The main Rubicon and Dixie Sub Bass parts have been soloed.
  • Only the Dixie sine Sub Bass is used for the sake of clarity.
  • EQ has been removed from both parts.
  • Chorus has been removed from Dixie Sub Bass, but left on main Rubicon part.
  • Other FX automation has been left on (reverb sends).

 

DEMO 03 (Synths Only)

For this third demo I decided to concentrate on sounds which can be generated by sending the Rubicon through Lowpass Gates, whilst applying various FM.

“Synths Only” Mix

This demo contains the same patches found in the full mix, with the following alterations:

  • The two Rubicon parts are soloed. All EQ and compression is removed.
  • FX and volume automation is left on.
  • Any saturation heard takes place within the modular – probably within the Optomix.

 

DEMO 04 (Synths Only)

For this fourth demo I have returned to Dance Music-related uses of the Rubicon, but this time in a faster, more Techno-flavoured setting. Various combinations of PWM and FM are applied.

“Synths Only” Mix

This demo contains the same patches found in the full mix, with the following alterations:

  • The main Rubicon and Rubicon Sub Bass (through z2040) parts are soloed. They are panned slightly left and right respectively for added clarity.
  • EQ has been removed from main Rubicon part.
  • EQ/ Dynamic EQ left on Sub Bass part to tame excessive resonance on z2040 when heavily tweaked.
  • The main reverb was left on, but the delay removed for added clarity.