Christopher H. M. Jacques

is creating patches and resources for the Empress Effects' ZOIA.
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Sample and holds help you make sense of an ever-changing patch environment, and your support helps me make sense of all this ZOIAing.

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* All the benefits of multipliers (thank in patch releases, access to posts)

* Early access to patches (at least two per month)

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Envelope followers are the key to adding personalized dynamics to a patch, and this tier gets the personalized touch.

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* One custom modification of a published patch per month (e.g., add dynamic control over a parameter, create a specialized macro)

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About Christopher H. M. Jacques

The Empress Effects' ZOIA:  Legos for music.  A sandbox for sound.  Modular platform, effects emulator, sound design tool, pedalboard in a box, Swiss army knife of your rig... the list of ways to describe ZOIA is almost as endless as the possibilities it presents.  But those ways also include "infuriating," "inaccessible," and "[stream of profanity].... [another stream of profanity]."

As the curator (and principal author) of the ZOIA Tips and Tricks page and publisher of many, novella-length patch notes, I've sought to alleviate anxiety about what, for me, has been a truly wondrous spark for creativity and imagination.

I've also committed to sharing my own discoveries, patches that range from archaeologies of past technologies, to tools for utilizing other products more fully, to sounds I didn't realize existed until I found them on ZOIA.

The purpose of this page is not to hide any of those activities behind a paywall or to make them exclusive.  If you support me, you will be helping me continue these activities and contribute what I can to the ZOIA community.  Anything published to this page may make its way into a public space, in one form or another.

My hope is that I can use the support of ZOIA users to help me offset the costs of these endeavors and expand upon them.  Along with patch releases and (quite a lot of) writing, I would like to expand into video--tutorials, patch demonstrations, detailed patch breakdowns, along with demonstrations of equipment that can be used in conjunction with ZOIA (effects processors, instruments, controllers) to get more out of it--but this requires some minor equipment purchases (a tripod would be nice) along with time to learn and develop the skills necessary to make watchable and beneficial content.

Recent posts by Christopher H. M. Jacques

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts
11
Writings
5
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts
11
Writings
5
Videos
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