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ZAPS

$589.99
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Product number: CV4033



Percussion-Line Synth Voice

  • +12V mA
    -12V mA
    +5V mA
    Width 24HP
    Depth mm

Description

Percussion-Line Synth Voice

Zaps is a percussion-line-synth voice designed for creating organic percussive sequences that can mutate over time. It uses a combination of different techniques like controlled randomness, morphing, and storing (or locking) synth-voice parameters in externally sequencable CV-controlled slots. The synth voice is a digitally-controlled-two-oscillator-FM and AM-analog engine with two envelopes and cross-modulation.

Features

  • Sequence Preset Slots externally for changing percussion or synth lines
  • Add subtle randomness to any parameter for slightly changing sounds, or go wild for unpredicted surprises on every trigger
  • Morph sounds between Slots
  • Assign accent to any parameter for added expressiveness
  • Randomly generate full banks of sounds
  • Capture any randomly generated sound into a preset slot for further editing
  • Freeze/Revert the state of the module for careless editing during live performances
  • Live editing of a single or multiple Slots simultaneously for expressive tweaking
  • Generate melodic percussion or synth lines with the V/O tracked oscillators
  • Use CV-in control of any parameter or CV-out control for external modules (control FX-sends or automate external-synth parameters)

SYNTHESIS - The synthesis board is an analog circuit with two VCOs, two envelopes, AM, FM, high-pass filters, and a two-channel mixer.

VCOs:

  • Triangle core VCOs with V/oct inputs and Fine and Coarse controls.
  • VCO 1 waves: Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, and Square.
  • VCO 2 waves: Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square, Double Sine, and White Noise.
  • VCO2 has two separate wave outputs, one for the AM and the other for the FM and the Mixer-Channel 2.

ENVELOPES:

  • Two AHR (Attack, Hold, Release) envelopes.
  • The hold time can be set internally or externally (Gate ON) for each envelope.
  • Envelopes can be faded from logarithmic to linear responses.
  • Each envelope can control the Pitch/Tone of the VCOs (Pitch Envelope), the amount of AM or FM (Envelope 1), the VCA for both channels (Envelope 2).

AM:

  • The amplitude modulation goes from VCO2 to VCO1.
  • It can be set in two ways: straight to VCO1 or through a VCA controlled by Envelope 1.

FM:

  • The frequency modulation goes from VCO2 to VCO1 and from VCO1 to VCO2 (XFM).
  • FM can be set in two ways: straight to VCO1, or through a VCA controlled by Envelope 1.

MIXER: Two-channel mixer for the two VCOs.

HIGH-PASS FILTER: There are two HPFs. HPF1 filters the mixer output. HPF2 filters the white noise.

DIGITAL CONTROL

STRUCTURE:

  • Each project contains twelve banks; each bank contains twelve slots; each slot contains a sound.
  • All projects are stored on an SD card.

RANDOM:

  • Randomize values on a per trigger basis
  • Independent random control for each synth parameter
  • Set ranges to any random value for controlled randomness
  • Relatively attenuate all parameter-random amounts with a single global random fader
  • Populate slots or banks with randomly generated sounds

FREEZE/REVERT: Take a snapshot of the whole project, modify it and go back to the original state.

MORPH:

  • Parameter interpolation between two slots on a per trigger basis.
  • Control the balance between the two slots with one fader — crossfade style!

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