Qu-Bit Elektronix brings scanned synthesis to for the primary time on new oscillator module

Scanned is Qu-Bit’s newest uncommon module for Eurorack.

Qu-Bit Elektronix is taking synthesizers into unexplored frontiers with the discharge its subsequent Eurorack module, which implements the little-known scanned synthesis approach.

The Scanned module is an “natural” wavetable oscillator that makes use of a way developed by pc music pioneer Max Mathews, Bill Verplank and Rob Shaw between 1998 and 1999. The approach was developed to manage and animate wavetables in actual time, and whereas it’s been was a couple of VSTs and Pure Data objects, it’s by no means been utilized in a synthesizer till now.

Qu-Bit Elektronix brings scanned synthesis to hardware for the first time on new oscillator module

According to Qu-Bit, the wavetables inside Scanned are dynamically generated from a set ‘objects’ with bodily properties like mass, stiffness and damping, tied along with a digital string. These properties have an effect on the way in which the string strikes by means of time, which, Qu-Bit says, places the deal with creating new digital sounds moderately than the replication acoustic devices.

Scanned’s entrance panel additionally features a hammer part that Qu-Bit says is used to animate the waveform and generate “evolving timbral landscapes” that include harmonic motion with out the necessity for exterior modulation. The hammer part additionally determines whether or not Scanned is a free-running oscillator, or a triggered sound supply permitting it to perform as an entire voice with out extra filters or VCAs.

Qu-Bit has a status for designing strange Eurorack modules. Aphex Twin has been noticed utilizing the corporate’s arcade machine-inspired Tri-ger in his units and the corporate final yr launched Pulsar, a burst generator impressed by outer house.

Scanned prices $349 and is on the market now. Find out extra on the Qu-Bit web site.

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