I started this thread to exchange some ideas in the SSP user community. It’s not intended as a module popularity ranking contest, but an opportunity to learn from each other.
I’ll kick off with my most used module: it is the humble LFO. While it is rather utilitarian, I find it immensely useful.
As a modulation source:
I often throw in additional LFO modules in a patch to liven up sound sources and control signals. Thanks to the SSPs architecture there is always room to insert an additional LFO and patch it in. The fact that you can have as many as you need makes that you are able to apply many unrelated modulation signals which is good for evolving and organic patches.
The LFOs make great clock sources. The square wave is your friend here. Using both the positive wave and negative wave keeps the targets rhythmically aligned in an alternating pattern.
The same method can be applied for pseudo stereo modulation. Send a positive waveform modulation signal to filter 1 and the negative equivalent to filter 2. Place the filter outputs hard left and hard right.
As a sound source:
All waveforms are available simultaneously at any time. In combination with a VCA (and its mix output) you can mix your own waveform. Expand on this by modulating the individual VCA channels.
Fattening up a sound is easy but adding an LFO to the sound source and using its Sine output tuned one octave below the main oscillator / sample.
The LFO does FM beautifully. Just patching one LFO’s Sine into the Freq input of another produces a very pleasant and warm tone.
Over to you!