MATRIXSYNTH: New Bastl Instruments Waver - The Complete Guide

Thursday, April 08, 2021

New Bastl Instruments Waver - The Complete Guide

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"In this video, Václav will show your every feature of our wave shaping module Waver.

0:00​ Intro
0:10​ Overview
1:08​ ABC Inputs
3:28​ Shaping Section
4:43​ Break / Symmetry Control
6:19​ ! / Complex Feedback System
7:12​ Combinating Shaping and Ring Modulation Section
8:43​ Shaping Complex Signals
10:30​ Mix Output
12:16​ Channel B
13:59​ Shape Control for The CV
16:05​ Complete Signal Path Explanation"

"Waver is a fully analog, wave folding mixer and signal disruptor inspired by experimental mixing techniques and mind-melting drones.

Waver has 7 inputs for mixing and modulating multiple signals. On the output side, it has a shape output and a pre-shaper mix output. All inputs and the mix out are DC coupled, meaning that the waver can also function as a powerful CV mixer with built-in offset, inversion, modulation, and feedback capabilities.

The mixing stage consists of A, B, and C inputs with dedicated faders and 2 bi–polar VCAs with attenuverting CV control. Add, subtract, wave.

This interface not only gives you total control over your signals but also invites you to find the unexpected sweet spots and surprising relationships that can emerge between them.

Mixed signals are then processed in the SHAPE section, its pallette relying on a wavefolder and square shaper. By employing threshold clipping and folding operations, waver expands your sound’s harmonic complexity and allows you to tweak patches up, down, squareways, and beyond. Experiment with the dynamics of incoming sounds to explore their shaped behaviors. Find reflections and dead zones between your inputs – or just refresh your unused oscillators and give them a new voice.

Like all Casper x Bastl collaborations, Waver shines in the realm of feedback, distortion, and general sonic mayhem. Whether you want to muzzle your sound or make it snarl, the break control helps take you there. Proceed in any direction you desire or let waver lead the way – all sounds are beautiful ;)

3 input mixer
2 bipolar VCAs
wave folder
square shaper
pulse width modulator
signal clipper & feedback
2 outputs pre and post shaper"

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