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Patch of the Day

Starting September 1, Darwin Arts will be releasing one new Trilobite patch more or less daily for free download, leaving no more than seven patches on this front page at any one time.  After 64 days, we’ll publish the featured patches together as a single bank available for Trilobite 0.9.3 users, and then possibly continue the program depending on public demand. Your own contributions are more than welcome!

POD for Monday, September 22, 2014

Maxwell’s Hammer

by Later Days

POD_20140922 (0)

Plodding steady light tapping, with atmospheric sweeps moving very slowly about in stereo.
Mushrooms in the metadata image are “Hen of the Woods”, or Grifola Frondosa.

POD for Sunday, September 21, 2014


by Later Days

POD_20140921 (4)

An evolved patch with a number of parallel linked themes playing out simultaneously.  Lineage is lost in the crazy filing system of my mind, but I believe it includes “A Buchla Flashback”, “Reich Polyrhythms”, and maybe “Little Enchantments”.
Those are wild-grown porcini mushrooms in the metadata image, by the way.  Yes, there is a breakfast fetish theme in my work.

POD for Saturday, September 20, 2014


by Later Days

POD_20140920 (4)

Hard to say if the parameters actually do anything in this one…it has such a weird excess of character on its own.  What comes to mind for me is the number of mechanical watches and clocks which failed on me as a child…all those tiny gears, and what just a bit of water in the works might do…
This patch is a third-generation descendent of Slip Stream.

POD for Friday, September 19, 2014

A Buchla Flashback

by Later Days

POD_20140919 (5)

Admittedly, the sounds from the Buchla station I spent many hours with in college rendered “fatter” sounds than this, but I just caught myself playing with this patch for 20 minutes or so…longer than I usually have time for.
This is a second generation descendent of Slip Stream, with heavy modifications and exploratory edits. I got heavily into patch mode with this one…deja vu.

POD for Thursday, September 18, 2014


by Later Days

POD_20140918 (4)

This is an evolved child of Slip Stream, which some heavy “post-natal” modifications to remove any input modules, rendering this one a modular instrument rather than an effect.  Apparently the patch briefly samples a resonant pulsing sound and then plays it back at rates indicated by parameter 4.  Clearly a result of genetic engineering in sound.

POD for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Slip Stream

by Later Days

POD_20140917 (4)

First effect for Patch of the Day.  The intent of this patch is to capture peak amplitude samples from filtered subbands of the input signal, and then play them back with graudally descending pitch.  Not sure that’s exactly the effect I achieved, but the result is kind of cool.

POD for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Beast

by Later Days

POD_20140916 (4)

Second generation grandchild of 7×7.  Use the parameters to make this one roar.

Contact us using the contact form or the forums if you would like to have one of your own patches featured. We’ll post your patch like those above, with your metadata intact. For information on loading individual patch files into Trilobite, see the user guide.

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