MATRIXSYNTH: Scoping out Bifold - New Dual Channel Wavefolder From Intellijel

Monday, August 31, 2020

Scoping out Bifold - New Dual Channel Wavefolder From Intellijel


Bifold Intellijel

"Bifold is a dual channel wavefolder, where one channel (the P channel) has a sonic characteristic inspired by the Buchla-style Parallel “deadband” folding circuit, while the other channel (the S channel) is more characteristic of a Serge-type Serial folding circuit. Besides offering two unique flavours of wavefolding, Bifold features numerous feedback and routing options along with CV control, enabling you to mix, blend and crossfade those flavours into a rich stew of unique waveforms and harmonic movement.

In this video we take a quick look at how Bifold sounds and how it works, in order to get a sense of the creative possibilities offered by this module."

First Folds With Bifold


"This video provides a few demos of how Bifold sounds when used in musical sequences, drones, and distorting drums.

Video Chapters:
00:03 - Melodic sequence with blends of folding
01:36 - Distorting drums and aux feedback
02:36 - Ringmod bell tones and AM
03:28 - Growling drone"


Coming soon for $229.00

"Wavefolding can be one of the most powerful yet simple ways to introduce complex timbres to a simple waveform. When done well, the results can be warm, textured, organic and full of musical character. We studied some of the most revered wavefolding circuits and looked at ways to integrate the positive qualities of these into a design that was full of sweet spots and allowed for a huge amount of experimentation and modulation.

Bifold combines two unique wavefolders with a crossfader; One channel (the P channel) has a sonic characteristic inspired by the Buchla-style Parallel “deadband” folding circuit, while the other channel (the S channel) is more characteristic of a Serge-type Serial folding circuit. There are distinct differences to how they react to specific waveforms, modulation and even their overall frequency response. By linking both folders together with a voltage controlled crossfader we further expand the ability to blend these two different folders together to create new waveforms. But this just scratches the surface of possibilities. Ring modulation, blending, crossfading, complex noise generation, feedback modulation, cascaded folding and so much more are all possible thanks to the strategically placed routing switches, jack normals and attenuators and other control options. This is a module that invites much exploration and discovery and pairs well with almost any kind of modulation and sound source."

1 comment:

  1. Is this a digital, analog, or hybrid module?
    Specifically the actual P and S wavefolding.

    ReplyDelete

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