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DistMod – for software synthesizer with 18 knobs

DistMod is an audiovisual work for an original digital synthesizer and 18 knobs. The synthesizer was created in SuperCollider by manipulating the waveform shape of the frequency modulator. The synthesizer also has sample-and-hold feature so that the user can smoothly change from a glissando to arpeggio. The piece was written as a demonstration of my electronic music composition class project. The project is called One Sound, and the students are asked to define and create a “single” sound, gesture, or idea.

The patch for DistMod ( www.joowonpark.net/distmod ) can be downloaded at the following link: https://app.box.com/s/uo7z4d0zqpfmrsu5xm1byu9vkyd6ox8w


  1. Open the downloaded .scd file in SuperCollider (available for free at http://supercollider.github.io/ )
  2. Select Menu->Language->Evaluate File

DistMod is a second synthesizer of the -Mod series. The first one, BiQMod can be found at www.joowonpark.net/biqmod 



BiQMod for Android

The Android version of BiQMod (747KB) is here! I have replaced a pan knob with a “clean” knob that adds noise to the synth.


  1. Download the app by clicking the above link in Dropbox from your Android device.
  2. Install and Launch. It should immediately make some sounds.
  3. There is no OFF button. Close the app to stop.

I have only ran this app on my Galaxy 3 phone. I would love to have your feedback. Does it run on any other Android devices? Were you able to install them easily?

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BiQMod – for software synthesizer with 18 knobs

BiQMOd (2016) is a software synthesizer I made using SuperCollider.  It features a biquad filter modulating frequencies of three oscillators. I believe that It makes raw and fun sounds that are uniquely digital.

You can try the synthesizer on SuperCollider. Download the patch from the following link:


Here’s a video of an example performance. This version uses MIDI controller to control the knobs. The MIDI version and Android app version will be coming soon!