A Krell patch is a type of self-generating patch in modular synthesis, known for creating complex, evolving, and organic sounds. The term “Krell patch” was inspired by the 1956 sci-fi movie “Forbidden Planet,” which featured an original electronic score with otherworldly sounds created by Louis and Bebe Barron. These sounds were later associated with the fictional alien race called the Krell in the movie.
The core concept of a Krell patch is the use of feedback loops, randomness, and modulation to create a self-playing and constantly changing sonic landscape.
A Krell patch typically doesn’t rely on traditional musical structures or sequences but instead emphasizes exploration, experimentation, and the discovery of unique, ever-changing sonic textures