nw1 is our debut product for the popular Eurorack format. It includes an advanced wavetable engine with independent control of spectral envelope and noisiness %u2013 just like Nave.
Wavetable scanning is cyclic with optional modulation of travel speed, position, spectrum, and more besides. By providing the worshipped Waldorf wavetable set from the classic Microwave and Wave synthesizers, nw1 will enrich your Eurorack modular system as a potently powerful sound source. The nw1 sound engine also allows for onboard creation of user wavetables via time domain multiple foldover analysis. All you need to do is connect any sound source to the nw1 to transfer audio into a wavetable. Or use the integrated speech synthesizer to translate typed text into wavetables.
Wavetable synthesis is an extremely powerful sound source suited to producing all kinds of vivid metallic hues and digital clangorous tones. It can create organic, bell-like timbres, as well as spectacular-sounding scans through various waveforms with truly ear-opening results. It was almost impossible to create these kinds of sharp-edged, digital sounds back before the invention of wavetable synthesis in the late-Seventies.
Starting with the wavetable synthesizers of those days, a whole new sound palette left its imprint on so many hit records. Today, with Waldorf%u2018s neatly-sized nw1 Wavetable Module, this sound is readily available for the popular Eurorack standard %u2013 sounding just as pure, sharp, and massively destructive as it did back in the golden days of digital!
21st century advanced wavetable engine
Cyclic wavetable scanning with modulatable position and travel speed
Control of spectral envelope independent of pitch
Adjustable periodicity up to noisy reproduction
Classic Waldorf wavetables included
Integrated speech synthesizer for wavetables
Gate input for triggering wavetable travel and recording
Main 1V/Oct CV input with trim for pitch control
3 additional CV inputs for modulation and realtime wavetable recording
USB port with galvanic isolation for wavetable transfer and text input
Eurorack power connector
+/- 12V, 150mA
Powder coated metal surface:
Powder coated metal surface with:
10 rotary knobs
1 wavetable select/encoder
1 2 x 7 segment display
6 x 3 position switches
Width: 32HP (162.6 mm)