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µFold II – Intellijel
Wavefolder / Wave Shaper for CV and Audio
Into the Fold
Traditional subtractive synthesis starts with a complex waveform and then filters it down. A wavefolder allows for the opposite: start with simple waveforms and then fold it over itself to create extremely rich and complex timbres. Animate the fold and symmetry controls with CV to add even more life and movement to the sounds.
Wavefolding is a technique for reshaping waveforms that (as its name implies) actually folds a wave’s peaks back toward center whenever those peaks exceed a certain threshold. Unlike a typical distortion circuit that simply clips any waveform that exceeds some threshold (resulting in increasingly harsh and uniform timbres), wavefolding creates all manner of complex waveshapes with rich, subtle, intertwined harmonics. The addition of CV over the folding parameters yields a shifting, otherworldly sweep of sonic texture that is both musical and unique.
Fold control with a CV input and dedicated attenuator.
Thru-zero symmetry control with a bipolar CV input and dedicated attenuator.
Stages switch to select 2, 4 or 6 stages of folding.
Trimmer on back to set the maximum drive amount in order to limit the range of the timbre shaping to a more subtle amount if needed.
DC-coupled inputs so you can also feed CV to be folded.
The µFold is a collaborative design with David G. Dixon.
We looked very closely at some of the most loved timbre shaping circuits in classic synth modules — analyzing not just their electrical implementations, but also how they sounded and how efficiently they operated. µFold is an amalgamation of our knowledge and research, and is designed to produce a wide range of timbres while utilizing the most versatile and intuitive set of controls.
Combining a µFold with one of the Intellijel Dixie and Rubicon oscillators enables you to achieve the extremely rich palette of sounds normally associated with complex oscillators, but with far greater flexibility and sonic depth. Add a filter, such as the Polaris or Morgasmatron, and you’ll unleash some serious analog mayhem.
Tune is a multi-scale pitch quantizer. It features 11 scales ranging from chromatic to octatonic with everything in between. In addition, the bias control allows the user to transpose the melody to a different octave or starting note.
Only available in black. Please send us a message if you’d like to have the module with silver faceplate.
A true spring reverb is an almost magical device. Deceptiviely simple in concept but capable of producing extremely rich and hauntingly beautiful sounds. Not just a retro novelty; spring reverbs are still used extensively whether it is nailing a classic dub reggae sound, adding some shimmer to a synth riff or creating some space on a vocal track in a big studio. This is a reverb that rewards real-time tweaking: crank the feedback, sweep the filter and play with the ghostly feedback drones that ensue. Better yet, try animating them with CV and inserting other modules into the feedback path.