Poly Oscillator

Type: Module

Category: Source

Updated: Aug 02, 2019

Manufacturer: Benard

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This is a polyphonic oscillator with many features that is great for generating complex textures and swarming clouds, or to produce some serous walls of noise, especially when combined with other Benard poly moudles.

There are separate outputs for sine, ramp, triangle, sawtooth, pulse and noise waveforms. Each of these outputs has its own level attenuverter. You can set the starting octave value with the small octave knob. The frequency knob allows you to set the frequency in semitones, with a wide range of -24 to 24. You can display the frequency in Hz instead by engaging the Hz toggle at the top right. This is useful for setting specific frequency values in Hertz, for example for FM or additive synthesis. The octave and frequency knobs affect all the voices of the poly signal.

There is a volt per octave input for keyboard control, as well as an FM input. To set each voice to its own frequency, use a poly signal connected to one of these inputs. There is also a sync input to hard sync the oscillators with a poly signal.

This module also has a polyphonic pulsewidth modulation input, which allows you to have changing pulsewidth values that are different for each voice. This can be useful to produce some very interesting swarming textures, possibly combined with small polyphonic frequency deviations.

Included in the Benard Mega Bundle Vol. 2.