Two oscillators independently set as VCO, LFO, or random generator
Features in VCO mode:
V/Oct tracking over 10 octaves
Through zero and linear FM
Hard & soft synchronization
VCA control and CV algorithms selection
Quantizer with various scales
20 algorithm-based synthesis types among:
Phase positioning of multiple waves
Up to 5 stacked oscillators in tunable unison
Self-sync with phantom oscillator
Additive synthesis (7 waves)
Variable bit reduction (bit-crushing)
Ring modulator with its own 2nd oscillator
Noise with LPF, BPF, or resonant filter
Features in LFO mode:
Simultaneous signal and trigger outputs
External wave synchronization
Clock controlled rate with voltage controlled multiplier and divider
CV and knob control of output level
Algorithm based wave engine with a selection of:
Random levels and vectors (also Brownian)
Randomly spaced triggers and waves
Display with contextual icons and instant reminder help text
LEDs indicating potentiometer vs. value matching, switch settings and output signals
Automatically saved settings for instant recall at power on
Firmware update by playing an audio file via the front panel
Compact and skiff-friendly module
This MKII evolution brings a redesigned layout, additional knobs for more hands-on fun and semi-modular cross-patching between sections.
All of the original features are present: a top selection of synthesis techniques, each with their key parameter directly at hand, enriched by a full set of complementary features.
More than ever the Twin Waves is versatility at its best.
Version 1 vs. MKII
What is kept and what is new?
Same width (8hp)
All TW v1 capabilities and features retained
Three dedicated modulation gain pots
Semi-modular cross-section patching
Whereas the original Twin Waves required +/-5V signals to benefit from full scale modulation, the new version requires less and has gain knobs for all 3 modulation inputs.
These gain knobs are even more beneficial given that a normalling of the outputs to the other section’s modulation input(s) allows creative results without requiring extra patching.
This offers an easy and creative access to “complex oscillator” fun and cross modulation craziness..
Using the outputs does not break their normalling; this avoids using a “multiple” when the output signal should go both inside and outside the module.
The dedicated Square1 output of the first oscillator is normalled to the global sync/clock input. This allows synchronizing the second oscillator both for audio and LFO/random purposes.
Twin Waves MK II overview by Marcin
This video is only covering the new features of the MK II version.
For more coverage, please check the videos of the V1 hereafter.
Videos TW v1
Twin Waves overview by Marcin
Firmware update 1.13 – Algorithm selection by CV
Overall product presentation during Superbooth 2017
Eric from Klavis interviewd by Max from Prognosis
Using a single Twin Waves as a complex oscillator.
In the various examples, the FM is not used.
Instead, synchronization, time reversal and wave shaping are done from osc2 to osc1.
If needed, perfect pitch relation without altering the timbre can be achieved by (internally) deriving the V/Oct for both osc from the osc1 input jack.The video is quite old, with a now obsolete firmware.
In the meantime, several synthesis algorithms were added or improved.
SH 8 by Vincent Vanesse
3 Twin Waves play all tunes.
Sicurezza by Andrea Ronen
A nice piece with the Twin Waves as the sole sound source.
Allow it a minute to start and wait for the bass line at 2:20 😉
Puzzle Girl by Modulogeek
Twin Waves playing the percussive arpeggio from 2:10
Twin Waves Demo by Perfect Circuit Audio
Twin Waves used as dual VCO
Twin Waves Offset by Dave Houtmeyers
Twin Waves does the arpeggiated lead line
15 steps brake and get physical by Gregory Delabelle
TW first patch by Dave Houtmeyers
Tuesday is Tuesday day by ApolaKipso
TW is playing the lead line, with nice tweaks
Firmware update 1.13 features presentation by Marcin
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