Phase Offset Poly LFO

Type: Module

Category: Source

Updated: Aug 02, 2019

Manufacturer: Benard

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This module is a polyphonic LFO with the special feature that each voice is displaced in phase by a proportion depending on the total number of voices. That means that the voices will always be offset in phase by the maximum amount within a cycle, regardless of the number of voices you choose (the phases will be adjusted when the polyphony setting changes). This is very useful when you want to have values that are always offset in time for different voices. You can also use this to produce all kinds of weird effects that happen as a result of modulating poly signals with a phase displacement, such as constantly gliding tones, or hockets in parameter space.

There are separate outputs for sine, ramp, triangle, sawtooth, pulse and sample and hold noise. Each output also has its own attenuverter to control the output level. There are also CV inputs to modulate the rate value, and the pulsewidth of the pulse wave, as well as a button and trigger input to reset the phase of the oscillators to their starting values. Notice that in this case the CV inputs are mono, as using different values from a poly CV signal, like in the Poly LFO, would destroy the displaced phase relationship.

You can control the polarity of all the oscillators at once with the switch on the left. The switch on the right determines the range of rate values for all the oscillators, and you can control the rate with the big knob in the center. In the fastest rate setting, the oscillators can go up to low audio range.

Included in the Benard Mega Bundle Vol. 2.