Twin Waves, from Klavis Modular, is a complex dual oscillator for Eurorack synthesizers. It contains two algorithmically generated oscillators that can function in audio or low frequency, each with 20 different synthesis algorithms. The Twin Waves was built around the idea of Macro-controls, allowing two CV inputs to affect a variety of parameters. This allows for complex modulations occurring with only a single CV signal. The Twin Waves can musically track 1V/Oct over 10 octaves, and also contains a built in quantizer with a handful of selectable scales.
Twin Waves Features
Two oscillators independently set as VCO or LFO
V/Oct tracking over 10 octaves
Through zero oscillator FM
Quantizer with various scales
20 algorithm-based synthesis types
Clock controlled rate with multiplier and divider in LFO mode
Display with contextual icons and instant reminder help text
LEDs indicating potentiometer vs. value matching, switch settings and output levels
Automatically saved settings for instant recall at power on
Firmware update by playing an audio file via the front panel
For this patch, the Malekko Voltage Block is the main pitch sequencing brain, with the QCD as the main rhythmic sequencing brain. Two QCD clocks are being sent to trigger both channels of Maths, which then control the volumes of Oscillator 1 and 2 of the Twin Waves via Tangle Quartet. The Parameter CV inputs for both Oscillator 1 and 2 are coming from independently LFOs produced by two Intellijel DixieII+s. Oscillator 1 is providing the melody, with Oscillator 2 providing the bassline. There is an extra kick, made by the Doepfer Thru-Zero VCO, and a Snare, made by Mutable Instruments Braids. The whole mix is then split and sent as an FX send through the Belgrad filter from XAOC, and the Alright Devices Chronoblob delay. In the third patch, the bassline is sent through the MiniMod VCF to demonstrate how filters can respond to its high harmonic content.