Xaoc Zadar, Quadruple Envelope Generator + Nin expander

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Xaoc Zadar, Quadruple Envelope Generator + Nin expander

Post by mantiwhore » Tue May 01, 2018 4:20 pm

Xaoc Devices presents:

ZADAR
1973 Quadruple Envelope Generator

Manual: http://xaocdevices.com/manuals/xaoc_zadar_manual.pdf
Shapes chart: http://xaocdevices.com/manuals/xaoc_zadar_chart_2.0.pdf
ModularGrid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/xaoc-devices-zadar

NIN
1973 Expander

Manual: http://xaocdevices.com/manuals/xaoc_nin_manual.pdf
ModularGrid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/xaoc-devices-nin

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ZADAR

· The firmware has been updated to 2.0.1
· Four independent channels
· 260 unique vector shapes, including artist signature banks from Shackleton, Scanner and Richard Devine
· Cycle time range: 0,85ms to 30min
· Shapes can be radically modified in two dimensions
· Immediate operation, accessible interface
· Complex envelope looping and chaining features
· Assignable CV inputs to control nearly every parameter
· 18 preset slots
· 10hp
· 310 EUR, AVAILABLE NOW!

Based on the general idea of synthesis by deformable vector shapes, Zadar allows you to choose from a wide variety of envelope functions, designed to suit pretty much any possible usage scenario. From basic and simple to complex transients, from looped modulation cycles to rhythmical patterns, from quasi-randoms to perfectly regular functions, natural envelopes extracted from various acoustic and electronic instruments, abstract fractals and physical models, etc. — they all work great as envelopes but also as stepped sequences, LFOs, resonator exciters and so on.

Starting with one of (literally) hundreds of shapes defined by freely scalable vectors of breakpoints stored in the memory, envelopes can be tweaked and adjusted to the heart’s content. Each shape consists of up to a thousand of segments, and it may be warped in time and amplitude, reversed, stretched from a fraction of milisecond to about 20 minutes, and of course attenuated. By manipulating these parameters you can easily obtain a plethora of new shapes, but it doesn’t end here.
Envelopes can be repeated, looped, chained and each channel sports a freely assignable CV input, allowing for most of the above mentioned transformations to be externally controlled as well.

Operating Zadar is quick and straightforward thanks to the set of four “endless” encoders. Menu diving has been reduced to minimum, and is actually only needed for the advanced settings. A crisp OLED screen provides the necessary visual feedback in real time. All the settings can be stored and organised in preset slots.

There are plans for even more functions to be added in later firmware revisions. Also, a small but very useful Nin expander module is planned, sporting yet another set of individual, assignable CV inputs and manual trigs for each channel for better tweaking comfort.

NIN

Nin is a simple but very useful expansion for the ever popular Zadar quadruple envelope generator module.

· The upper section consists of four tactile buttons that provide manual gates for each of Zadar’s channels. The buttons are useful in live performance and when fine-tuning parameters.
· Most importantly, the expander features a second set of assignable control voltage inputs for Zadar channels. It also unlocks an additional menu page on Zadar, allowing for the assignment of up to two total voltage controlled parameters for each channel.
· 3hp
· 55 EUR, AVAILABLE NOW!
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Post by Hidden_Path » Tue May 01, 2018 4:29 pm

Hmm... time to sell the omnimod?

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Post by Crimesofthecrown » Tue May 01, 2018 4:38 pm

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Post by Ras Thavas » Tue May 01, 2018 4:39 pm

Hidden_Path wrote:Hmm... time to sell the omnimod?
I don't know, this seems a different thing, lots of shapes, and the shapes can be altered in time, level, etc, but you're not able to adjust various portions of it in real time.

I'm thinking a little closer to Double Andore Mk I, which I still wouldn't sell.

Looking forward to demos and the manual for this one. Another interesting Xaoc module!

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Post by leftbracket » Tue May 01, 2018 4:42 pm

Xaoc knock it out of the park as always. Definitely going into consideration for my rack.

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Post by geremyf » Tue May 01, 2018 5:20 pm

I'm loving this. Was still shopping a quad env for the E370. This looks like it could be the one. How big will the expander be? Please say 4hp! Will it also offer eor outputs?

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Post by cackland » Tue May 01, 2018 5:48 pm

Watching this closely as well :)

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Post by Summa » Tue May 01, 2018 5:51 pm

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Post by starthief » Tue May 01, 2018 5:54 pm

:hail: I may have to rethink my system. Lots of great stuff getting announced lately.

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Post by gavechase » Tue May 01, 2018 6:04 pm

2018: Year of the Envelopes

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Post by starthief » Tue May 01, 2018 6:35 pm

gavechase wrote:2018: Year of the Envelopes
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Post by Robscorch » Tue May 01, 2018 7:50 pm

Wow Xaoc certainly has my attention. I'm exploring my need for a Denzo and Lispk right now... That Batumi blew my ass out of the water and I didn't realize how much my Fourmulator needed this thing in it's life. Well hell it's inspiring me to wanna buy a second Maths. These modules have great build quality and I'm loving how intuitive they are a breeze to learn. Once you get going it's easy to be recursive and get similar results. I'm hoping Denzo will be like this, but I'm such a fan of random and slot machine kinda luck there is a chance this will wind up in one of my systems. I won't say similar, because we all know once you throw a few modules at Batumi it can go off the wall in a hurry and it's certainly a goal sometimes. :twisted:

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Post by mattsb » Tue May 01, 2018 8:59 pm

Not so long ago, the QBit Contour came out I thought it was a meaningful increment over the long standing "standard" quad envelope generator, Quadra. So I bought one.

But I'm finding it big for what it offers, so I was kinda excited when I saw early pictures of the Malekko Quad Envelope. And the Klavis looked almost equally interesting.

But now this!! :omg: :hail: :omg: :hail:
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Post by clusterchord » Tue May 01, 2018 9:17 pm

love my Batumi. does much in small space without being crowded.

adding nother quad module from Xaoc seems like a natural progression..




PS interesting choice of name - my cottage is in outskirts of Zadar..

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Post by SCOOBA_TANK » Tue May 01, 2018 9:39 pm

I'm so all about this. I was evaluating my needs for a versatile envelope generator and this takes that to a whole new level! Can't wait to see and hear more!

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Post by Tonefloat01 » Tue May 01, 2018 9:52 pm

geremyf wrote:I'm loving this. Was still shopping a quad env for the E370. This looks like it could be the one. How big will the expander be? Please say 4hp! Will it also offer eor outputs?
Thinking of the exact same thing myself.... :nana:

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Post by witchbutter » Tue May 01, 2018 11:56 pm

Beautiful. I was using an o_C to do this but I'd love to see the 200 possible shapes.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Wed May 02, 2018 12:25 am

Looking forward to seeing how the editing takes place!
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Post by Eurtrude » Wed May 02, 2018 5:05 am

Awesome... I was this close to pull the trigger on the omnimod...

Will it be possible to sync the module via an incoming clock ? (for enveloppes time and lfos)

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Post by insoul8 » Wed May 02, 2018 7:21 am

been waiting for this one! looks awesome. can't wait to see a demo.

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Post by VanEck » Wed May 02, 2018 9:11 am

this looks great. any eta?
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Post by Leonard de Leonard » Wed May 02, 2018 12:09 pm

Cool, I ll have a look on this one tomorrow :love:

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Post by kriskeyser » Wed May 02, 2018 12:34 pm

This looks reallly interesting. I'd been considering replacing my 4ms quad pingable lfo since that hadn't been fitting my needs as well as i'd hoped - this seems like a really cool option as well. Just wondering what price will be on this.

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Post by Innerself2007 » Wed May 02, 2018 12:59 pm

kriskeyser wrote:This looks reallly interesting. I'd been considering replacing my 4ms quad pingable lfo since that hadn't been fitting my needs as well as i'd hoped - this seems like a really cool option as well. Just wondering what price will be on this.
Modulargrid says $325, not sure if this is accurate.

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Post by Innerself2007 » Wed May 02, 2018 1:00 pm

kriskeyser wrote:This looks reallly interesting. I'd been considering replacing my 4ms quad pingable lfo since that hadn't been fitting my needs as well as i'd hoped - this seems like a really cool option as well. Just wondering what price will be on this.
Sorry double post
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