The WaveSwarm is a waveform animator, and is an all analogue dual channel device.
Each channel simulates up to six VCO's beating in unison with a different beat frequency between each animation. The fixed beat frequencies are generated by twelve onboard LFO's, and the front panel pots control the level of each of the six animators, along with the level of the dry signal to the final mix. In addition to independent channel inputs and outputs it also has an A+B output, which sums the outputs of the two channels, creating an effect similar to twelve VCO's in unison! This is possible because channel B uses slightly different beat frequencies to channel A, they are not identical.
The input waveform can be saw, triangle, sine or wavetable / complex waveforms, in fact most waveforms with the exception of square or pwm waves will give some form of animation.
A soft clip circuit is built in so that at higher signal levels the signal magnitude is limited by rounding the top and bottom of the waveforms, thus slightly softening the sound. There are soft clip Led indicators for both channels.
It can produce huge, fat drones or supersaw type waveforms from a single sawtooth or triangle wave input.
- Module Width: 14hp
- Module Depth: 26mm (Including power lead)
- Current Usage: 90mA Positive, 75mA Negative