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The Ensemble Oscillator is a unified polyphonic voice of sixteen complex oscillators combining additive, FM, phase-distortion and wavefolding synthesis techniques in new unorthodox ways.
By quantizing the oscillators to scales or series of harmonics, the Ensemble Oscillator allows you to explore the sonic boundary between musical chords and rich evolving textures. Easily create a wide variety of sounds ranging from aggregates of pure sine waves to pulsar synthesis or pristine harmonic tones and lush wide chords to rich dirty drones and rumbling glitches. Custom scales can quickly be “learned” and saved using a CV keyboard or by manually entering notes with the controls.
The Ensemble Oscillator is designed by Matthias Puech and 4ms Company.
16 sine-based oscillators bound to intervals of a selected Scale
30 factory-programmed, user-writeable scales organized in three groups:
12TET: all notes quantized to equal temperament, repeating over octaves
Octave: unquantized notes, repeating over octaves
Free: unquantized notes, repeating over the interval between the lowest and highest note
A simple method to program (“Learn”) your own scales manually or with a CV/Gate keyboard
Three Twist phase distortion effects
Three Warp wave distortion effects
Three algorithms of Cross FM for modulating the oscillators with each other
Mono or stereo output with selectable panning algorithm
Freeze button and jack to freeze the frequency of some of the oscillators, with selectable algorithm
Two 1V/oct inputs: Pitch (non-quantized), and Root (quantized)
High-accuracy, temperature-stable, eight octave range (-2V to +6V), can be calibrated to any keyboard
Six bi-polar CV inputs (-5V to +5V)
Two gate inputs for automated Learning and Freezing
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Based in Portland (Oregon, US) Dan Green and Jeannot Quenson had a years experience already building guitar pedals. Since one input/output and tone and volume control felt a bit limiting, they applied their knowledge and passion to building a wide range of modules. Their collaboration with Matthias Puech (developer of the Clouds' Parasites alternative firmware) and Gary Hall (designer of the Lexicon PCM42) have proved to be very fruitful.