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Tides, from Mutable Instruments, is a complex signal generator that can be used in many different modes. The structure is based off of the classic slope generators from the past, reminiscent of the Buchla function generators and the Serge Slope Generators, but with modern improvements. It has three modes, an Attack-Decay envelope, great for percussive sounds, an Attack-Sustain-Release envelope, great for keyboard envelopes or sustain sounds, and an LFO (looping envelope), that can extend from LFO rate to audio. The outputs allow for both Unipolar and Bipolar oscillations. What separates it from slope generators of the past is its ability to warp waveshapes while maintaining its core frequency. This essentially turns it into a wavetable oscillator with three different timbral controls.
Along with this is a built in VCA, and a Freeze input, which holds the voltage present when ever the gate is high. This can put Tides into the Sample and Hold or Track and Hold territory. All parameters are voltage controllable, for maximum integration with other Eurorack modules.
The grand collection of functions available in Tides essentially allows it to be a self contained synth voice, when paired with a CV keyboard.
With Tides Parasite installed, Tides also includes a built in Quantizer that works in each mode, an "additive"-like synthesis engine called "Two Bumps," and a random modulator called "Two Drunks." Visit the website for Parasites here.