Paula Maddox’s (ex-Modal Electronics) first product was the WTF, an exciting morphing oscillator for the Eurorack and 3U MU format. Not a year later, after this announcement, she has announced already the second product once again on Kickstarter. Dove Audio Waveplane is a new innovative digital oscillator with a 6D wavetable engine that is split into four corners.
The Waveplane oscillator is a new dimension in wavetable synthesis. It allows 6 dimensions of movement for the output wave being generated giving an unprecedented amount of motion in a wavetable oscillator. It’s designed to fit in your modular Synthesizer, either in Eurorack format or MU format.
The oscillator generates four simultaneous waveforms and, at its simplest, it lets you seamlessly morph between four different waveforms using the X and Y controls. Along with the X and Y controls having CV inputs, each of the four waveforms has its own wavetable, providing you with 6 dimensions of movement for the output wave being generated, giving an unprecedented amount of motion in a wavetable oscillator.
Each ‘corner’ wave has 32 waveforms which are arranged in wavetables. There are, of course, the usual suspects – sawtooth, sine wave, triangle wave and square wave. The remaining 28 waveforms are all newly created to mimic certain types of sounds, like vocal formants, distorted waves, metallic sounds and many more. You can select the waveform for each corner; each corner has independent control voltages enabling you to create incredibly rich sonic textures.
You can also invert the waveforms on the right of the or at the bottom of the Waveplane, this lets you create more rhythmical wavetable style sounds. We’ve added the ability to change all four waveforms independently using control voltages. Used in conjunction with a sequencer or multiple LFOs, this gives you an incredibly powerful sound source full of previously unheard of sonic power.
Dove Audio Waveplane is available now for pre-order on Kickstarter for £ 375 (+/- 435 €) (Eurorack) and £ 475 (+/- 551 Euro) (MU-Version) + shipping. The developer estimate to start shipping August.
More information here: Dove Audio