Piston Honda MKIII dual morphing wavetable oscillator

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Piston Honda MKIII dual morphing wavetable oscillator

Post by ignatius » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:11 am

from FB page :)
I’m not going to NAMM because I’m busy with this:

The Piston Honda Mark III is a dual morphing wavetable oscillator with waveshaping audio inputs and unison detune. The three axis sliders create a waveform for each selected oscillator to play from the internal “cube” of 8x8x8 16-bit waveforms, morphed at full resolution in all three dimensions (the oscillators may each play a different waveform). The voltage-controlled preset manager stores a bank of these settings to be recalled at any time, with a virtual fourth dimension of morphing when the manager is in “continuous” mode. An orange 128x32 OLED display displays the current waveform for the selected oscillator in realtime, its frequency, and the selected preset and wave selection. The rotary encoder changes system settings on the display, but it’s not necessary to interact with the display menus for any performance purpose.

I’ve heard every user suggestion about the previous MKII generation and fully modernized the design, now operating as a dual oscillator in the same 17HP space. The infamous aggressive character of the Piston Honda is fully present, with the added clarity of the 16-bit wavetable engine. The second oscillator’s frequency controls can be slaved to the first. Each oscillator has its own unison detune function as well, for a maximum of four stacked oscillators sounding at once. The oscillator can alternatively run as a nonlinear waveshaper, processing a dedicated audio input through the selected wavetable with voltage-controlled drive. When running in its normal oscillator mode, this input instead provides thru-zero frequency modulation. Waveforms are selected from the internal memory of 8 collections: additive harmonic structures, harsh LFSR progressions, restored waveforms inspired by classic synthesizers, and some special content from my favorite modular artists. You can load user wave data (16-bit WAV format) using the front-panel microSD card slot.

Piston Honda Mk III will be available in April/May 2018. Price is TBA, but it won’t be that much more expensive than the Piston Honda MKII.

ABOUT THE MARK III SERIES:

The Industrial Music Electronics Mark III series features metal shaft potentiometers secured to the faceplate (on large knob controls), shrouded power header with reverse voltage protection, and a small OLED display for each module’s edit facility. A voltage-controlled preset manager provides morphing control between 8 active presets per bank. CV inputs on digital circuits respond to positive and negative voltages.
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Re: Piston Honda MKIII dual morphing wavetable oscillator

Post by uniquepersonno2 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:34 am

ignatius wrote:from FB page :)
Wow! That's crazy. Might have to get that. I like the SD card option. That's really cool.

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Post by vytis » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:55 am

Super cool! Despite of all the new additions I hope it retains the original's crunchy vibe :bananaguitar:

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Post by gonkulator » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:08 am

Wow, a total makeover, inside and out. :hail:
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Post by Misk » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:16 am

The ability to load wavetables is pretty bitchin. I've got a pretty large kyma collection i'd like to throw into this!

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Post by MechaSeb » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:42 am

vytis wrote:Super cool! Despite of all the new additions I hope it retains the original's crunchy vibe :bananaguitar:
The infamous aggressive character of the Piston Honda is fully present, with the added clarity of the 16-bit wavetable engine.
But yeah, would like to hear it first too.

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Post by MossGarden » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:29 am

Oh boy! I was going to try and grab an E352 this year! I may want both :eek:

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Post by Joe. » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:44 am

MossGarden wrote:Oh boy! I was going to try and grab an E352 this year! I may want both :eek:
E352 looks like it'll be much better at clouds (8 vs 4 simultaneous waveforms?) and I cant see any control over the piston Honda's unison detune.

I definitely want to hear some demos soon, so much CV control :love:

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Post by MossGarden » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:11 am

LoFi Junglist wrote:
MossGarden wrote:Oh boy! I was going to try and grab an E352 this year! I may want both :eek:
E352 looks like it'll be much better at clouds (8 vs 4 simultaneous waveforms?) and I cant see any control over the piston Honda's unison detune.

I definitely want to hear some demos soon, so much CV control :love:
I'll be interested to hear it too, also 4ms have their 6 voice Wavetable OSC coming this year as well, my wallet screams...

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Post by starthief » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:24 am

MossGarden wrote:Oh boy! I was going to try and grab an E352 this year! I may want both :eek:
This does look like a "both" situation. Chocolate and peanut butter.

I'm actually wondering whether PHMK3 might be a contender to replace my HDMK2.

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Post by rytamura » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:58 am

Surprised to see the two CVs will accept *bipolar 10v* signals, which may be incompatible to the existing harvestman modules that works with 0-5v unipolar CVs. :confused:
For example, the Stilton hammer mkII will not fully modulate PHmk3's waveforms by itself?

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Post by hawkfuzz » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:07 am

Presets and SD loading is cool Curious of the morphing works. Really like the this thing will be a FM monster.

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Post by Pighood » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am

JESUS CHRIST :fap:
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Post by esko997 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 am

Oh boy :woah: :woah: :woah:

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Post by reodjectz » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:38 am

sold!

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Post by jwm » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:42 am

when the turning machine went from knight rider to single leds i was all like

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now the piston is going from 7 segment displays to a screen and im all like

:deadbanana:

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Post by Futuresound » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:26 am

I’m impressed it’s the same size.

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Post by brianobush » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:16 pm

Wondering if the format will be the same as used in WaveEdit (by Synthesis Tech).

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Post by Bob Borries » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:43 pm

Is there a single audio waveshaping input or 2 of them for stereo?

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Post by Carrousel » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:47 pm

^ looks like 2, one for each osc. I massively want one of these things...
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Post by Muse FTW » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:27 pm

I like having more screens but damn I wish they were a little bigger.

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Post by Sinamsis » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:38 pm

YESSSSSSS. Haha, my bank account is f'd thanks to the Governor.... wish we'd get some news on BL II as well. I'll definitely be snagging this as soon as it comes out, and it won't be replacing any of my other Harvestman modules.... I'm just going to build a separate case for them.

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Post by phase ghost » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:10 pm

This looks pretty awesome. I still burn ROM's for my MKI, but it's not for the faint of heart. Always wished the loading process was a bit easier. Might have to pick this one up.

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Post by Benoua » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:40 am

sd cards seems pretty fun.

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Post by talfred » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:37 am

phase ghost wrote:This looks pretty awesome. I still burn ROM's for my MKI, but it's not for the faint of heart. Always wished the loading process was a bit easier. Might have to pick this one up.
How do you do that?

I have the first version, great oscillator. I'm not getting v3. If I'd get another wavetable it would be the nw Qu-Bit Scanned wavetables module shown now at NAMM

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