First, note that we have all three oscillators enabled. 1 & 3 are set to sawtooth waves, which gives us our basic buzzy sound. Osc 2 is set to rectangular sync. Oscillator 1 is set +6c Oscillators 2 to 12s -2c, and Oscillator 3 is detuned 12s and 10c to add a little more fullness to the patch.
From there, the mixed oscillators go through a low-pass filter, with the Cut almost all the way down and the Res (resonance) a little over quarter way. The other filter is mixed out, as set in the Blend slider.
After that, in the Effects stage, I've left the settings at heir default values.
Next, in the Router, the first Router slot's Target is set to Cutoff 1 (the Cut frequency of the first filter), with the Source set to Env2 (Envelope 2). The Control Amount slider (the green arrowhead) is set to the top of the positive value range, so the filter cutoff sweeps over a fairly wide range. (The other Router slots are disabled, as we don't need them for this patch.)
Below the Router, Envelope 3, which is controlling the amplitude of the patch, is set to a short attack (A) and decay (D), with a medium release (R), to create the short stabbing envelope for the chords. Envelope 2, which is controlling the cutoff frequency of the first filter (as set in the Router), has similar settings, but with a somewhat longer Decay and Release, so the filter closes down just a bit faster than the amplitude.
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