Make Noise - Spectraphon
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*SB23NEWS*The fifth stroke of genius from Make Noise and Soundhack! Spectraphon delivers two digital spectral oscillators that combine the sounds of many forms of synthesis. With its eight simultaneous outputs, ten CV inputs, SAM and SAO* and so many more features, Spectraphon is a true beast in 34HP.
In Spectral Analysis, audio sources are divided into bands and analyzed in terms of frequency, amplitude and phase. From the information obtained (Make Noise calls this "Array"), the signal can be reconstructed approximately. This process is called resynthesis. But this set of signals can also be re-arranged, offset and modulated in a completely different way. And that's where Spectraphon comes in....
Spectraphon uses spectral analysis and resynthesis and puts these into the traditional and familiar form of a Complex Oscillator. So the two sides of Spectraphon are almost identical and can act in two modes, called Spectral Amplitude Modulation (SAM) and Spectral Array Oscillator (SAO) respectively. Roughly, SAM can be seen as "analysis" and SAO as "resynthesis". But we are dealing with Make Noise here.
SAM uses external signals to modulate the amplitude of the harmonics set with the Focus knob. The resulting timbres can be (FM-)modulated "like a normal oscillator". And also be stored as an array. These arrays form the basis for the SAO mode.
SAO behaves more like an ordinary oscillator, i.e. it runs continuously and can also be treated and modulated in a familiar manner. In both modes the Partials parameter acts the same and the FM bus can also be used to (cross-)modulate the two sides. It is of course also possible to use the Follow and Sync functions or to patch the sides together.
Spectraphon is the first module on Make Noise's newly developed hardware platform. It allows for an extremely high internal resolution and a large number of inputs and outputs with a significantly reduced noise floor.
The multitude of control voltage inputs in the Spectraphon give you a huge range of sounds and the eight simultaneous audio outputs bring additional options for sound shaping, either by internal or external modulation. The sound spectrum ranges from all sorts of metallic and organic (percussive) sounds, to novel spectral- and familiar FM-monsters (have a look at the videos).
- Dual, digital Spectral Oscillator
- New digital hardware with vastly improved input and output resolution
- Two modes (SAM & SAO)
- Wide range of inputs and outputs (CV & audio)
- Processing of external signals in SAM mode
- Follow and Sync function for VCO B
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Spectraphon @Make Noise
Already interested in electronics at the early age of 12, Tony Rolando learned everything about circuits and musical instrument design by himself. He worked for Moog Music for a while and some sabbatical years, he founded Make Noise in 2008 in Asheville, North Carolina. By now, his reinterpretation of the Serge DUSG, Maths, is probably the most ubiquitous module in the eurorack universe ever. Make Noise continues to surprise with new and inspiring modules, including collaborations with Tom Erbe of Soundhack.