Two analog T-bridge oscillators become electronic membranes. Why? Because they can be coupled. And because their dampening can be controlled.
Add a little noise, add a little envelope, and the brand new electronic percussion synthesizer of Jomox is ready but because this would have just been too simple, everything is storeable again and controllable by Midi. You can use this small box either in a live setup driven by a hardware sequencer or in a production as very versatile synth in order to create incredible analog electronic percussions.
A T-Bridge oscillator is actually something like a band pass filter which is working close to the resonant frequency. Because it becomes an actual sine oscillator at perfect tune-up, you call the deviation of ideal resonance dampen. In this case, the oscillator decays in form of an attenuated vibration if it's exited - similar to a single membrane that is hit. In the M.Brane 11 there are two of such T-OSC. The dampen can be either negative (as just described) or positive. Then it really becomes a steadily vibrating oscillator. The more negative the dampen is, the more the T-OSC becomes a filter with sharp q-factor (quality). This can be useful at e.g. snare drums or hi hat-ish sounds.
The M.Brane is definetely something for sound nerds - less for preset-twiddlers, as the manifold and sensitive modulation settings want to be explored and played with. In Split Mode 2 both the T-OSCs can be played over the keyboard, which again causes creativity to rise.
The LFO can either modulate a choice of one T-OSC or both. It always restarts with the note trigger and works like an additional pitch envelope.â€¨Two frequently asked questions may be pre-answered here: No, the LFO can not be midi clock syncronized, and: No, the LFO isn't very fast. Both things would absolutely make no sense in this product (percussion!) and are also for technical reasons not possible to realize.
In order to create snaredrum-like sounds, the M.Brane has a noise generator with an own envelope. A part of this signal is fed into the T-OSC to exite the "membrane" with the noise signal. The noise can be wether white noise or metal noise. The length of noise decay and the decay of the resulting tone are controlled by two different envelopes that are commonly controlled by the parameter Decay.
- Percussion Synthesizer
- 2 T-OSC, each of tune and dampening adjustable, both couplings in either direction adjustable
- 110 Presets (10 User RAM, 100 FLASH)
- Fully analog with storeable parameters sound engine
- 2 analog envelopes for membranes and noise that are controlled by one parameter (decay)
- White Noise, Metal Noise with 65535 different noise pattern combinations
- Trigger gate time 0.5ms-10ms, up to 4-times multi trigger possible
- LFO has 8 wave forms: Saw +/-, Sine +/-, Tri +/-, Rect +/-, modulates the pitch of one or both the T-OSC, starts always syncronous to the note trigger and is pitch envelope at the same time
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- LED 7 segment 3 digit display
- Midi In, Midi Out
- User Interface includeds 1 data wheel, 1 potentiometer, 5 buttons, 16 LEDs for parameters and functions
- 1 mono out 1/4" RCA jack
- Output is about 0dBu
- External analog trigger input, sensivity adjustable
- External wall wart adapter 9V DC
- Weight Ca. 0.5 kg, 1.1 lbs.
- Size 145 x 155 x 35mm