Instruō - Cš-L complex oscillator [CS-L]

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Instruō - Cš-L complex oscillator [CS-L]

Post by mdoudoroff » Sun May 20, 2018 12:47 pm

Remarkable new complex oscillator design with sophisticated modulation bus features.

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Site: http://www.instruo.media/t-l
MG: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/instruo-cs-l

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Post by danishchairs » Sun May 20, 2018 1:05 pm

Let me be the first to say, Wow! Fantastic! Congrats!
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Post by BrokenBo » Sun May 20, 2018 2:37 pm

how does this already have 1,5/5 on modulargrid. this isn´t even out yet...looks like an awesome take on the complex oscillator thing.

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Post by porphyrion » Sun May 20, 2018 2:47 pm

Superbooth 2018 top three for sure! Sounds very precise and detailed, not a speck of mud anywhere. Impressive!!

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Post by pugix » Sun May 20, 2018 4:04 pm

Looks and sounds fantastic. But I want to see a manual, preferably including the internal routing.
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Post by ugokcen » Sun May 20, 2018 6:09 pm

That is one capable oscillator! (or two). Perhaps a bit crowded interface-wise - I wonder how it would look all patched up - but if it were bigger than we would complain about the HP, wouldn't we?

Every passing year I feel that we have all we need in Euro, and then somebody comes along and proves me wrong. Instruo is definitely one of those manufacturers.

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Post by Hovercraft » Sun May 20, 2018 6:34 pm

Jason at Instrūo is making some next level modules. I had a Sputnik complex osc—the closest design you can get to the Buchla 259–nice module, but the Cš-L is a leap forward. The modulation bus is something else. What osc has a greater range of timbres than the Cš-L? Nothing I’ve heard on the analog or digital side. So many outputs on this thing, and a ton of cv control.

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Post by gonkulator » Sun May 20, 2018 6:40 pm

ugokcen wrote:..- but if it were bigger than we would complain about the HP, wouldn't we? ...
I, for one, would not.
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Post by suthnear » Mon May 21, 2018 3:27 am

That is one amazing looking module and a fantastic demo. I was going to get hexinverter's mindphaser but now I am not so sure...

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Post by tomtomtron » Mon May 21, 2018 3:31 am

wow :hail:
it's looking awesome and sounds like a beast! big up!
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Post by suthnear » Mon May 21, 2018 3:32 am

ugokcen wrote:Perhaps a bit crowded interface-wise - I wonder how it would look all patched up
That is a very good point. Otoh, Jason made a lot of sounds with very minimal external patching and I guess if you are going to patch it up heavily then it's probably going to be a case of set and forget.

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Post by XAXAU » Mon May 21, 2018 7:15 am

Ive had the hots for a DPO for the longest time but this one is so much more!

A whole Instruo system in brass would be gorgeous! :)

Very crowded panel though! I don’t know why everything has to be so darn tiny, I don’t have a problem with space, it is power consumption that has to be kept on the small side for me!

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Post by nectarios » Mon May 21, 2018 7:47 am

This one and Mindphaser are the VCO modules of 2018 so far, for me, by miles.

Good to see people adding new things to complex oscs and it about time saw core VCOs get thrown into complex osc designs...in many cases I prefer the saw core sound to the tri core, but not always, so this beast is the best of both worlds.

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Post by cptnal » Mon May 21, 2018 8:43 am

So cool to hear a Scottish voice in a demo. :mrgreen:

Build looks rock solid.

Oh, and it sounds nice too. :tu:

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Post by bc3 » Mon May 21, 2018 9:21 am

I had the Ts-L on my list but think I might need to make some room in the case for the Cs-L. The range of tones and internal modulation is really impressive.

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Post by amop » Tue May 22, 2018 9:58 am

bc3 wrote:I had the Ts-L on my list but think I might need to make some room in the case for the Cs-L. The range of tones and internal modulation is really impressive.
Same. Was looking at Ts-L and then got a demo of Cs-L at SB18 and wow. Very cool -one of my favorite things there.

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Post by XAXAU » Wed May 23, 2018 7:38 am

One thing I found annoying is the way the wavefolder works, it mutes the sound and the fader range is narrow. The muting is the reason I´m getting rid of my R*S Serge VCM.

Is it used to get rid of an external VCA or what, I don´t get it?

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Post by DruidTek » Wed May 23, 2018 7:54 am

That double pulse PWM sounds absolutely massive! I really dig the sci-fi panel aesthetics too. It's very Luc Besson-esque.

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Post by hermbot » Wed May 23, 2018 8:07 am

XAXAU wrote:One thing I found annoying is the way the wavefolder works, it mutes the sound and the fader range is narrow. The muting is the reason I´m getting rid of my R*S Serge VCM.

Is it used to get rid of an external VCA or what, I don´t get it?
Basically - the DPO is like that as well. Turning the fold control all the way down effectively mutes the audio.

In the case of the DPO, it enables you to use the Strike input. Same with the others, you can hit it with a really short, exponential envelope and get some neat percussive sounds.

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Post by XAXAU » Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am

hermbot wrote:
XAXAU wrote:One thing I found annoying is the way the wavefolder works, it mutes the sound and the fader range is narrow. The muting is the reason I´m getting rid of my R*S Serge VCM.

Is it used to get rid of an external VCA or what, I don´t get it?
Basically - the DPO is like that as well. Turning the fold control all the way down effectively mutes the audio.

In the case of the DPO, it enables you to use the Strike input. Same with the others, you can hit it with a really short, exponential envelope and get some neat percussive sounds.
Ah ok, well it can be done anyway but of course uses an external VCA or filter.

Does it work like on the VCM where the folding effect starts even before the volume gets loud enough? I mean I want to hear the sine (or whatever) at full volume first before I start folding it?

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Post by Hovercraft » Wed May 23, 2018 9:49 am

XAXAU wrote:...
Does it work like on the VCM where the folding effect starts even before the volume gets loud enough? I mean I want to hear the sine (or whatever) at full volume first before I start folding it?
From the video, it looks like you can get a full (or close) volume sine wave before most (possibly any) wavefolding kicks in. I'm sure Jason would be happy to elaborate on the circuit if you ask him. The option of striking the wavefolder is a nice feature--it adds another useful and distinct output without requiring external modules. You're right though--there's a trade-off by combining the VCA and a wavefolder. I think it's worth it, especially with including two separate wavefolders on a sophisticated modulation bus.

There's also a trade-off when routing a sine wave into the symmetry offset control--it also sums the modulating sine wave with the carrier sine before the wavefolder. It's a creative decision. Not as flexible as a rack full of separate modules, but extending the timbral range of the Cš-L as a standalone oscillator.

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Post by Sanys » Wed May 23, 2018 4:59 pm

i've just watched the video and i must say im blown. Need to buy the module.

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Post by leftbracket » Wed May 23, 2018 10:59 pm

I don't need anything more in the complex oscillator paradigm at this moment and probably won't go all-in-one when I do, but I am nevertheless blown away by this design. I find myself more impressed with Instruo's design ethos with every module they release! :hail:

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Post by merlatte » Wed May 30, 2018 6:53 am

I just received Cs-L #006 yesterday! I didn't have much time to spend with it, as I'm in finals week at college as an adult (stay in school, kids), but the build seems super solid and its just a beast. Sorry for the probably unhelpful vagueness as I'm still a novice, but it was a great and all too brief half hour of wiggling that lived up to the hype so far.

Also, I just have to say that Jason has been super pleasant and excellent about everything. He met the shorter end of his quoted lead-time, has been very timely with helpful and patient email responses not even considering the US/Scotland time difference, and really seems like a nice guy as well as an excellent designer. Highly recommend.

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Post by Hovercraft » Wed May 30, 2018 3:01 pm

merlatte wrote:I just received Cs-L #006 yesterday! I didn't have much time to spend with it, as I'm in finals week at college as an adult (stay in school, kids), but the build seems super solid and its just a beast. Sorry for the probably unhelpful vagueness as I'm still a novice, but it was a great and all too brief half hour of wiggling that lived up to the hype so far.

Also, I just have to say that Jason has been super pleasant and excellent about everything. He met the shorter end of his quoted lead-time, has been very timely with helpful and patient email responses not even considering the US/Scotland time difference, and really seems like a nice guy as well as an excellent designer. Highly recommend.
Nice! My Cš-L will be delivered in the next day or two--along with the Tanh(3). Couldn't agree more about Jason--super nice and did builds exactly when he estimated--which was fast! Good luck with your finals--I'd have to lock my modular up or something--haha.

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