Waveform-mixing FM synthesizer with oscilloscope and sequencer.
WHAT IS THIS PATCH?
4waveFM is wavetable FM synthesizer with a waveform amplitude mixer. Create new timbres by mixing up to four waveforms together. View current waveform on OLED screen. As you increase amplitude of a waveform to 100%, the frequency will double and the amplitude will reset to 0%. The same is true for reaching 200% and 300% but the frequency will triple and quadruple respectively. Rearrange the FM algorithm to further tweak the timbre. By adding different waveforms, amplitudes, and waveform frequencies together, 4waveFM synthesizes fuzzy, bell-like, and rumbly sounds and more!
HOW DO I USE THIS PATCH?
A typical use case would be:
1. Set the wave amplitude and frequency with the knobs.
2. Set the keyboard octave range.
3. Set the FM algorithm
4. Create a sequence with the keys and/or knobs, overdub it, etc.
5. Revisit the above steps in any order as needed.
To do steps 2 - 4 above you will need to use the ‘Aux Menu’. The Aux Button controls the ‘Aux Menu’. When you press Aux for 0.2 seconds, a new menu is displayed on OLED Screen for as long as you hold Aux. To select an Aux Menu command/Page, use the Top Row of Organelle keys. There are 10 possible commands selected by the 10 keys. The low C# key selects Top Left command. The High A# key selects the Bottom Right command. The Command Grid is to be read from top left to bottom, then top right to bottom.
The octave transpose controls are available in the Right Column. There are four commands for this patch: TrDown, TrUp, Algo-1, and Algo+1.
TrDown - Selecting this command will drop the keyboard one octave. Lowest transposition is -6 octaves.
TrUp - Selecting this command will raise the keyboard one octave. Maximum transposition is +3 octaves.
Algo-1 - Selecting this command will lower algorithm setting by 1. Lowest setting is '1.'
Algo+1 - Selecting this command will raise algorithm setting by 1. Maximum setting is '6.'
The following commands are available on the Aux Menu's Left Column:
Seq:Play/Stop - Plays or Stops selected sequence
Rec:Off/Armd - Controls Keyboard Sequence Recording. When selected, Sequence is first Record Armed (Enabled). LED will be Pink. Sequencer is waiting for knob adjustment, key press or incoming MIDI note. When knob adjusted, key pressed or MIDI Note received, Recording starts. LED is Red. To end recording, press Aux (new seq begins looping immediately). LED will be Green and flash White on quarter note. Sequence length will be quantized to nearest quarter note.
Dub:Off/On – Overdub on top of existing sequence. Counts in 3 Sec before starting recording. To end recording, press Aux and sequence begins looping immediately.
Undo – Reverts Sequence to previous state. If this command says 'Undid' you cannot 'undo' further.
Latch: Off/On - Turn on to keep notes playing after release.
The Bottom Row of keys selects one of 14 Sequence ‘slots’ to record sequences to. Changing sequence slot will change the number that precedes the command in the left column.
When recording a sequence, you can record adjustments to the knobs!
When the Aux Menu is not visible, the patch page is displayed by default. Use Knobs 1-4 to control these settings:
Knob1: Sets amplitude and frequency of Wave 1
Knob2: Sets amplitude and frequency of Wave 2
Knob3: Sets amplitude and frequency of Wave 3
Knob4: Sets amplitude and frequency of Wave 4
If you like a recording sample and/or setting, don’t forget to ‘Save’ in the Storage menu.
Link enabled for syncing with other devices on a shared wireless network.
MIDI Start and Stop commands will start sequencer.
Foot Switch: N/A