MATRIXSYNTH: TWIN WAVES by KLAVIS - dual oscillator review (ENGLISH VERSION)

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Monday, March 06, 2017

TWIN WAVES by KLAVIS - dual oscillator review (ENGLISH VERSION)


Published on Mar 6, 2017 Marcin Staniszewski

"This is a review of TWIN WAVES dual oscillator module - made by KLAVIS (www.klavis.com). The review also appears in April 2017 issue of "Estrada i Studio" - biggest Polish monthly magazine devoted to music production and studio equipment."


"The driving idea behind the Twin waves voltage-controlled dual oscillator/LFO is to offer two interesting oscillators in a skiff-friendly and compact size. To achieve that challenge, we built the product’s architecture on the concept of pre-defined algorithms, where the most useful configurations and their matching parameter are ready to use.

Two oscillators independently set as VCO or LFO
Features in VCO mode:

V/Oct tracking over 10 octaves
Through zero oscillator
Sub-octave output
Linear FM at audio rate
Hard & soft synchronization
Quantizer with various scales
Algorithm-based synthesis to choose among:
> Wave shaping
> Phase modulation
> Phase positioning of multiple waves
> 5 stacked oscillators in tunable unison
> Self-sync with phantom oscillator
> Additive synthesis (7 waves)
> Variable bit reduction (bit-crushing)
> Ring modulator with its own 2nd oscillator
> Noise with LPF, BPF, or resonant filter
Features in LFO mode:

Simultaneous signal and trigger outputs
Wave synchronization
Clock controlled rate with multiplier and divider
CV and knob control of output level
Algorithm based wave engine with a selection of:
> Wave shaping
> Phase modulation
> Random levels and vectors (also Brownian)
> Randomly spaced triggers and waves
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 via a simple audio file"

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