Cylonix and Intellijel have collaborated to bring you a complex digital wavetable oscillator with an extensive FM synthesis engine. 1024 Waveforms, LFO Toggles for both oscillators, deep internal FM, preset sequencing and morphing, built-in delay, 64 band vocoder, analog wavefolder, chord mode, eight sync types, percussion mode, TZFM and so much more. You’re in for years of exploration.
Cylonix and Intellijel have collaborated to bring you a sophisticated and deeply complex digital wavetable oscillator with a refined FM synthesis engine. At the core of this module is a powerful FPGA board that has been pushed to the absolute max of its capabilities and crammed full of features.
Preset sequencing and morphing
Extremely high resolution TZFM
Delay based resonator
64 band vocoder mode
Special audiorate modulation modes (MOD A)
Extensive Sync, Pulse and ModB options
Detuneable 8 note chords and tons more
Each VCO can select from 128 banks of wavetables , each with 8 individual 512-sample waveforms for a total of 1024 waves.
The choice of waveform within the currently selected bank is under voltage control. There is smooth interpolation between the waveforms within a bank, allowing a very wide range of different possible waveshapes.
Oscillator 1 can be operated in a CHORD mode, which runs 8 copies of the oscillator in parallel with adjustable detuning, leading to very fat, rich waveforms. The oscillators have extensive modulation capabilities including audio rate (98KHz) Frequency and Phase Modulation (FM and PM) via external sources. Nonlinear combination processes allow the outputs of the two oscillators to interact to generate complex timbres and sonic textures.
There are 64 user selectable chords.
The Shapeshifter also includes analog wave folder circuitry to add analog warmth and metallic rasps to the digital oscillator output.
External signals can also be patched in and folded.
The module includes a sophisticated preset mode for storing up to 100 panel presets. These presets are not limited to mere passive storage of settings, however. Users can also step through, or sequence, the settings, either in order or randomly in response to pulses input to the external sync input. This gives the user the ability to generate complex sequences of sounds. The preset mode also allows the user to morph between the current panel settings and a preset providing a very powerful real-time performance tool.
Eight Different sync modes: HARD, SOFT, REV, HOLD, BUMP, 2=1, 1=2, 1-SHOT, OFF
with the ability to internally sync to a sub oscillator.
User selectable modes for the PULSE output: OR, AND, XOR, GLCH, +OSC1, EOC, +OSC2, -OSC2, PWM, Square and Random.
MOD A Options: (Audio Rate Modulation)
COMBO IN, SHAPE IN, PHASEMOD, VOCODER, OSC1 SYNC, PRESET STEP.
MOD B Options (All With CV Control)
Combo modes for OSC1 and OSC2: NORMAL, RING, MIN, PONG, INLV, AND, XOR, GLCH
This is not a set it and forget it oscillator. It’s an oscillator that demands to be tweaked, modulated and explored. It’s an oscillator that’s proudly analog and eschews all shortcuts. As such, it’s an oscillator that rewards you with sounds as boundless as your creativity.
The SWAMP is a random CV and audio generator inspired by the famous Wiard Wogglebug module; it’s often the heart of self-generating patches and brings controllable randomness to your modular system.
In the SWAMP module we introduced numerous modifications and improvements to extend potentiometer range, added an audio input, which, when connected, replaces the internal Tone oscillator, replaced the expensive dual vactrol, built S&H circuit around the made in Riga S&H IC AS1100CK2, added audio waveform selection switches, CV output configuration jumpers and much more.
Three random audio frequency outputs
External audio input routed to ring modulator
Three random CV outputs
Clock input and output to sync the module to your modular system
CV control over internal clock for even more extreme randomness
Polivoks VCF is famous for its’ crazy resonance sweeps and deep, bassy sound which makes it ideal for acid basslines.
We believe, this is one of most is one of most authentic sounding famous Russian synth Polivoks VCF emulations available. The original Russian ICs K140UD12 are used in the sound circuit. We did several updates to adapt the VCF for contemporary modular synth demands. Independently buffered inputs, extended Cutoff knob range, eliminated clicks, when switching filter modes, and output stage added to eliminate signal inversion.
The core of the VCO is borrowed from famous Russian synth Polivoks VCO and in exponential converter we use the original matched transistor IC that was used in Polivoks. But there are significant updated schematics to have the most out of your modular setup.