WTF

A strange name for an oscillator, but as soon as you try it out that will most probably be what’s on your mind.

The download link is further below, but here is some advice on what to expect…

The very first thing you will hear is a European ground hum and crackles….

But there is hope..

Why?!

The backgound to this oscillator is a challenge from my brother (in3.de) who has been so kind to come up with a design for the oscillators I have created so far. He turned the game arround and asked me to come up with an oscillator to fulfill the design, which he now created and which you can see above.

What?!

Tame the oscillator to your needs…

Expect a battered and beaten thing, which you would definitely not want to put your hands on or even plug into your new gear. It has been picked up on the streets just after I saw the dog strolling out of sight.

I managed to repair some of its issues by putting them on the parameters. So here we go for a brief ‘How to fix it’ guide.

Hum

It comes with a ground hum. More specifically it comes with three different ground hums: 50 Hz, which is commonly used in Europe and Japan for example; 60 Hz, which is the standard for the US and some other countries; 400 Hz, which can be found on airborne objects like the 747. For each of these frequencies the intensity can be adjusted in three stages. The intensity of the effect is dependent on the note you play. Of course you can cancel the mains hum to get a better signal.

Crackle

The contacts are also corroded on this oscillator. So you can clean up the crackle with a parameter, which improves the response of the trigger and the stability of the tone.

Drift

Unfortunately the oscillator tents to produce a lot of varying overtones. Use the drift parameter to tame the influence of the overtones on the oscillator. Both in modulation speed and intensity.

Fold

The basic waveform can be folded to achieve further overtones.

Tune

Not implemented, yet. I am looking for your input here. Simply detune? Glitch between base tone and 5th and or 7th? Random?

gain

What’s a broken oscillator without a subtle overdrive? It had to be it.

Tame

The ‘Shape’ knob is an over-all instant repair makro. It morphs between the settings abobe and the cleanest shape, you can achieve, so that your settings are musically playable.

Downloads:

Release Version 1.0.1

Here are some ideas on what you could donate if you are thinking…

“Improves my NUTEKT NTS-1 by 1%” 1€
“I’ll buy you a coffee for your efforts” 2€
“Did I put my pants on before leaving the house?” 5€
“Improves my minilogue XD by 1 %” 6€
“Improves my prologue by 1%” 10€
“I’ll buy you a minilogue XD, so you can work out the details on the parameters for that unit.” 600€