Octature LFO

Type: Module

Category: Source

Updated: Aug 02, 2019

Manufacturer: Benard

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This module provides 8 digital oscillators, each with its own output, and with a 45° phase offset from the previous one. All the controls apply to all the oscillators at once, and the only difference between them will be their phases.

You can select the waveform between sine, ramp, sawtooth, triangle, pulse and sample and hold noise with the toggles in the center (s&h values will be produced at the onset of the square wave for each oscillator, which provides random values cycling through the different outputs). You can select the starting rate with the knob, whose range will depend on the switch on the right, and you can modify the rate with a CV signal connected to the CV input. There is also a button and a trigger input to reset all the oscillators to their starting phases. You can select the polarity with the switch on the left, and the range with the switch on the right. There is also a toggle labeled A below the switch range that shifts the oscillators to audio rate, to use for example in frequency modulation tasks. But keep in mind that at high frequencies the non-sine waveforms will introduce aliasing. When the A toggle is engaged, the range switch will be dimmed, and the rate LED will not be active.

There are two level controls above the outputs that affect the 2 subgroups of outputs respectively. As these knobs are attenuverters, they can also be used to invert the signals. This allows for a great deal of flexibility in manipulating phase relationships for modulation purposes.

All these features make this module a very powerful and useful source for all kinds of modulation and processing tasks in your patches and synthesis projects.

Included in the Benard Mega Bundle Vol. 2.