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Last year, the new software company MOK released the Waverazor Synthesizer plugin, which introduced a new kind of synthesis. MOK was founded by the best-known synth developers Rob Rampley, Taiho Yamada and Chris Compton who were involved in the developments of the Quadrasynth, Andromeda, Ion, Micron, Venom or BioTek. With Waverazor, it’s possible to divide in a unique way wave cycle into fractional splices.
As special as this Synthesizer plugin is, the first version had long time a limitation: sound design! Unfortunately, the engine was not completed in the first release and so musicians didn’t have access to all the parameters. Back on NAMM 2018, Taiho Yamada (Alesis Andromeda…) presented me the new editor version. Today, the waiting time is over. MOK released v.2 of Waverazor with the complete engine built-in.
What Is Waverazor 2.0 Editor Version
Unleash your dark side with Waverazor — a futuristic synth that gives you the power to splice waveforms into aggressive new sounds. The patent-pending oscillator design utilizes a new form of synthesis to produce biting leads, glitched-out basses, cinematic pads and everything in between.
The Waverazor 2.0 Editor version is here, featuring an innovative new contextual editing system that easily manages the power of thousands of parameters by only displaying what you need, when you need it. Focus on any synthesis module for editing and everything that is linked to it will be shown automatically. This allows you to quickly navigate through the entire synth and craft the connections that bring Waverazor’s unique sounds to life.
A New Angle Of Synthesis
Waverazor’s patent-pending oscillator technology slices familiar waveforms and recombines them to create tormented futuristic sounds. Start with a radical multi-shape waveform, then mangle the sound beyond recognition by tweaking an array of parameters including tuning, level, phase and DC offset per segment.
Mutant AM: Ring Mod On Steroids
Each waveform segment can have different harmonic content, with individual harmonics subject to amplitude modulation at a rate and level determined by the contents of each fraction. Instead of simply modulating the entire waveform on and off like traditional ring mod, the oscillator modulates harmonics to different levels in a sequenced pattern.
Multi-Sync: Even More Of A Good Thing
Since each wave cycle is divided into fractional splices, and phase reset is controlled per segment, multiple simultaneous hard sync points can be set up per cycle and even beyond a single cycle. With Multi-Sync engaged, modulating individual wave fractions to different frequencies creates a complex new harmonically rich version of a classic synthesis technique.
Slice It, Dice It, Tweak It, Play It
The Waverazor interface offers a unique approach to sound design, with a central oscilloscope that enables precise waveform creation. Two X/Y performance controllers modulate a combination of slice parameters, while additional knobs and buttons make it possible to morph multiple parameters at once.
MOK Waverazor is available now for $159 USD from the Tracktion web store. Existing users can update for free.
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