Variable Waveform Generator

£339.00 (£282.50 ex VAT)

High-specification oscillator & LFO with ergonomic slider-based interface & circuit design by Andrew Morelli of Steady State Fate (SSF). Features include: 4 waveform outputs plus sub-oscillator, Linear & Exponential FM, Sync, PWM, Wavefolder, Wave animation & Drive circuit

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The Sputnik Modular Variable Waveform Generator is a brand new, Buchla-style discrete analogue oscillator, featuring circuit design by Andrew Morelli of Steady State Fate (SSF). It has an ergonomic interface with faders for the most important sound-sculpting functions.

It offers four simultaneous waveform outputs, along with a pulse wave sub-oscillator which can be set to -1 or -2 octaves below the VCO’s fundamental pitch. There is an LFO switch for easily turning it into a complex modulation source, along with Coarse/ Fine Pitch controls, both Linear and Exponential FM (simultaneously) and a Hard Sync with a particularly “tearing” character.

It also features a host of parameters for shaping the sound – available to be tweaked manually from the front panel via sliders and/or modulated via CV. Each of these are applied to the relevant waveform and can be used simultaneously for an extremely complex, layered sound:

  • Pulse output – features PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) with a switch for Edge PWM (more traditional PWM) or Centre (which creates a stepped waveform and a more chorus-like effect.
  • Sine output – processed by a Wavefolder with Asymmetrical or Symmetrical folding, each of which produces a different tonal range.
  • Saw output – this offers a wave animator which morphs from a simple saw to either a Double or Triple peak waveform, for those Livewire AFG-style animations.
  • Triangle output – passses through a gorgeous Drive circuit with selectable Odd or Even harmonics for two different flavours of drive/ saturation which make for some wonderfully woody tones.

The CV inputs for these sound-shaping parameters respond to both positive and negative voltages at their CV inputs, which means that you can modulate the waves to silence and experiment with Amplitude Modulation (AM) for Pseudo-Ring Modulation tones.

Width: 18hp
Depth: TBCmm
Power: TBCmA @ +12V / TBCmA @ -12V