I uploaded several blank "Patch Charts" to our "Downloads" page. (You can get there from the menu at the top of this page.)
These are "blank" Patch Charts. Each contains a clear, uncolored image of one Eurorack Module. Each can be printed or used on-screen.
There's no real "right or wrong" way to use these.
I first learned about "Patch Charts" during some private Synthesizer lessons at a University in the '70s and from the Patch Charts that came with our ARP 2600 Synthesizer from the mid '80s.
This is how "we" use Patch Charts…
For the "old school" Synthesists: Adjust all of the Eurorack Modules involved with your final Sound.
For the "new school" Synthesists: Adjust all of the Eurorack Modules involved with your "foundation" (or "starting") Sound.
Then, no matter which approach you start with, select a Patch Chart that's included with the flow of your Sound. Here, I'm showing the Bastl "Quattro Figaro" quad VCA as an example.
Notice that any Knobs, Sliders and Switches will be blank. This makes it easier for you to indicate where it should be set. Typically, if there are no marks on a moveable part of a Module, it means that particular parameter is not used. (It will have no affect on any part of the Sound.)
Use an easy-to-read, colored Pen, Pencil or Marker. We use a Red Pen because it's very easy to see lines and notes against the gray and black design on most of these Patch Charts.
We marked-up the following Patch Chart in the computer. If we had printed this, all of our notes would also be in Red Pen.
When drawing your lines, be sure to make them easy to understand. If someone else uses your Patch Charts, or if you look at them in the future, will all of the markings make sense?
If lines, representing your cables, need to cross each other, either keep them at right-angles or draw an "arc" (a "hump") where they meet.
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