MOK Waverazor, developed by the Andromeda Synth team, is an innovative dual oscillator for Eurorack based on the new wave-slicing synthesis technology.
Good news comes from MOK, a relatively young audio company founded by the developers of the Alesis Andromeda, ION or M-Audio Venom Synthesizer. MOK’s first Eurorack module, the Waverazor Oscillator, is now available worldwide. It’s an innovative digital dual oscillator based on the new wave-slicing synthesis. The technology does not celebrate its premiere in the module but started for the first time in the Waverazor synthesizer plugin.
The main idea of this synthesis type is to divide a waveform into 8 different wave slices (maximum) where each of them can have a different form and independent control over wave pitch, volume, phase, and DC offset. This allows you to create very rich sounds with an extended harmonic content. That is not all: the Razor is also fully customizable with different parameters. With additional FM, AM… and 20 modulation CV inputs, Waverazor can create very deep waveforms never saw before in Eurorack.
Also relevant: the first MOK module is based on the well-known 1010music hardware platform. Unlike the 1010Music modules, the engine can not be changed here. Nonetheless, this module is really innovative and brings fresh air into the Eurorack oscillator world.
This complex and innovative oscillator module’s patented wave-slicing synthesis presents a novel approach sound generation that splices waveforms into twisted and aggressive new timbres. For the first time, Eurorack modular synthesists will be able to explore Multi-Sync and Mutant AM, two new synthesis techniques made possible by the Waverazor oscillator’s unique design. In addition to the classic hard sync sound, Multi-Sync allows for multiple hard sync points within a single cycle, or out beyond a single cycle, while Mutant AM provides a tapestry of amplitude modulation sequencing, created by the waveforms selected for each “razor” slice.
“Waverazor provides 20 inputs for CV modulation and two additional inputs for high-resolution volt-per-octave tracking, including FM,” said Taiho Yamada, Co-Founder at MOK. “Those inputs can then split off into 80 different simultaneous parameter destinations. It’s amazing to hear how organic, lively, and frankly, how much mayhem is possible with this dual oscillator module in a mature modular system.”
Each of the two oscillators in the Waverazor Dual Oscillator module can contain up to 8 wave slices, creating a multi-segment “Frankenstein” waveform that produces extended harmonic content. Each individual slice has independent control over wave pitch, volume, phase, and DC offset, allowing a single oscillator to contain a variety of dynamic timbral colors. Even the “razor” itself can be adjusted, with parameters for its own slicing frequency, step size multiplier, and duty cycle.
Moreover, it provides a central oscilloscope that enables precise waveform creation. Four endless knobs make it possible to morph multiple parameters at once, while the touch screen enables X/Y performance controllers that allow you to manipulate your waveform with the swipe of a finger. The Waverazor Dual Oscillator hardware platform and its worldwide distribution are provided through a special partnership with 1010music. MOK’s Waverazor software synthesizer is distributed by Tracktion Corporation.
- Patented oscillator design dynamically slices and recombines waveforms
- 2 independent oscillators
- Detailed and responsive multi-touch screen
- 2 high-resolution CV inputs
- 20 modulation CV inputs
- Modulation input metering
- MIDI input (TRS, Arturia compatible)
- Clock input for BPM sync of wave sequences
- Audio input for slicing external sound sources
- 3 Audio outputs (Audio 1, 2 and Mix)
- Trigger output for external oscillator sync
The Waverazor Dual Oscillator Module is available now for $599.95 MSRP.
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