If you had to pick one OSC for a small system. Which one would that be?

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Re: If you had to pick one OSC for a small system. Which one would that be?

Post by hinterlands303 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:49 pm

I would rather have two bread and butter oscillators for a small system - there are a ton of possibilities with two analog oscillators and a mixer. Also, any of the through zero oscillators people have mentioned will need a second oscillator to modulate it so consider that when you account for space. You could make a really cool voice with a Spectrum and a Doepfer a-110-4 through zero oscillator.

In reference to Plaits - I think it's a great oscillator but for me it's usually the oscillator I use last in order to fill in something that is missing in a patch or track. That said it would offer a lot of variety and would be great in a little live case since it provides so many timbres.

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Re: If you had to pick one OSC for a small system. Which one would that be?

Post by ATW » Sat May 23, 2020 9:54 pm

hinterlands303 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:49 pm
You could make a really cool voice with a Spectrum and a Doepfer a-110-4 through zero oscillator.
Definitely—that’s a big sonic palette in a pretty small space.

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Re: If you had to pick one OSC for a small system. Which one would that be?

Post by theB94 » Sat May 23, 2020 10:01 pm

alm mco or a make noise sto... then you have a little more room for utilities

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Re: If you had to pick one OSC for a small system. Which one would that be?

Post by Hidden_Path » Sat May 23, 2020 10:38 pm

Chopper wrote:
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Klavis twin wave, of course...

This, two voices in 8hp with great sounding algorithms.

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Re: If you had to pick one OSC for a small system. Which one would that be?

Post by TheRosskonian » Sat May 23, 2020 11:32 pm

esmeets wrote:
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AND I only have power for 1 (or 2 modules if i remove CD)..
Not sure if you mean you are close to going over on your power limit or if you are out of power headers. In case it's the later: Have a look at the power cables that chain power off of a single header. 4ms makes some nice ones for their pods, but they work in any case.

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Re: If you had to pick one OSC for a small system. Which one would that be?

Post by Ceres » Sat May 23, 2020 11:42 pm

If you had a little more space and a little more money, the Quad Operator is a great module. It can do 4 OP FM well but it can also be 4 independent bread and butter oscillators or a mix of FM voice(s) and standard VCO(s). Each VCO has a built in VCA and CV waveshaping.
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Re: If you had to pick one OSC for a small system. Which one would that be?

Post by lisa » Sat May 23, 2020 11:51 pm

sir stony wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:35 pm
+1 for the Twin Waves.
Yep, +1. Twin Waves does so much in such a small space and is still easy to comprehend. Amazing thing for a small system.
My first modular track where I used drum modules! BIA, Entity Percussion, Chimera, Elements. There's also a ton of FM cross modulation from the Instruō Cš-L in there and the Metasonix R56 is a big part of the sound. :star:


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