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Recombination Engine is an innovative reconsideration of the traditional analogue three oscillator array that is found on classic subtractive synthesisers. It focuses on a new technique called 'wave splicing'. where the scissor oscillator splices between the two DNA oscillators to give you a final 'glue' output waveform unlike any other eurorack oscillator.
The Recombination Engine from Future Sound Systems is a triple analogue voltage-controlledoscillator Eurorack module with a focus on a novel wave-splicing technique. The Recombinationmethod can produce new, harmonically-rich timbres. Each oscillator is built around a new-generation CEM 3340 VCO chip to ensure ultimate tracking and linearity across the frequencyspectrum, as per necessary for several features of the Recombination technique. The OSC2employs its three VCOs in a master / positive-slave / negative-slave arrangement – the output ofwhich is found at the Glue section. The Scissor section can be used as a master oscillator, which, inthe Recombination technique, is used to switch between the Positive and Negative DNA oscillators,dependent on the positive or negative state of the Scissor square-wave. Sinusoidal, triangle andramp waveforms can be mixed at each DNA VCO through SSI2164-based VCA sections, themixed outputs of which are switched between at the Glue section in accordance to the Scissor.The VCOs of the OSC2 also allow for switchable linear or exponential FM and offer very widefrequency ranges between Coarse and Fine tune controls. Both DNA oscillators' VCA sections areaccessible through the Mix Outputs, with the level controls operating in a similar fashion to thosefound on the Cyclical Engine VCO module. At 12 o'clock, each waveform is modulated at full-scaleby the applicable positive or negative state of the Scissor VCO's square-wave. At 5 o'clock, eachwaveform flows through its VCA at full scale. Meanwhile, each waveform is available pre-VCA atthe Raw Outputs.As part of the Scissor section, three modulation busses can be switched on and off. PW Skew tiesthe pulsewidth modulation bus of the Scissor VCO to the frequency busses of the DNA VCOs. Thismeans that, if the positive region of the Scissor VCO's square-wave is elongated as the pulsewidthis increased, the frequency of the Positive DNA VCO is decreased, so that the positive portion ofthe Glue waveform becomes "stretched out". The opposite happens to the negative portion of theGlue waveform in this instance, so becomes condensed. This effect is particularly useful forcreating formant-type timbres at the Glue output.CV Lock between the three VCOs ties the exponential frequency bus of the Scissor oscillator to thetwo DNA VCOs. This is especially useful when using the OSC2 as a standard triple oscillator stack,as found in classic subtractive synthesizers. Sync Lock resets the Positive DNA to the positiveportion of the Scissor VCO's square-wave, and resets the Negative DNA to the Scissor's negativeportion. There is also a switch in the Scissor section to shift the entirety of the OSC2 between lowand audible frequency ranges.
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