Introducing Chainsaw - 4hp polyphonic supersaw oscillator

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Post by doublestewart » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:34 pm

Really cool stuff, it doesn't seem like there are a lot of really unique low hp oscillators out there.

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Post by Granular » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:59 am

Really nice Roland-esque Sound.

I love Square Waves and that Supersquare sounds amazing.

And all that in a small 4hp Package :yay:

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Post by jschussler » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:49 pm

Chainsaw and Arpitecht Triad are like cheese and crackers: You can have one without the other, but why would you?

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Post by Xssory » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:50 am

@jschussler - WOW it sounds great through a Natural Gate! Will have to try this with some of my LPGs :nana: awesome patch

Here is a jam we threw together last week - it's a Chainsaw fed into the external input of an SSF Entity Percussion, another Chainsaw as an arp lead on top and all fed through the Erbe Verb together:

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Post by note! » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:49 pm

Chainsaw just arrived in the mail! Can't wait to get this puppy patched up. SO CLOSE TO STEREO TRANCE STABS I CAN ALMOST TASTE IT.

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Post by behndy » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:04 pm

Xssory wrote:@jschussler - WOW it sounds great through a Natural Gate! Will have to try this with some of my LPGs :nana: awesome patch

Here is a jam we threw together last week - it's a Chainsaw fed into the external input of an SSF Entity Percussion, another Chainsaw as an arp lead on top and all fed through the Erbe Verb together:

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oof. BEAUTIFUL.
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Post by winn3r » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:45 pm

joebauer wrote:Here's a little demo vid of the chainsaw I did:

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Where are those drums coming from?! :hail:

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Post by Xssory » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:53 pm

oof. BEAUTIFUL
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Post by Jlevine711 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:59 pm

jschussler wrote:Chainsaw and Arpitecht Triad are like cheese and crackers: You can have one without the other, but why would you?

[video][/video]
I'm assuming you're testing it with Triad? I have one too and that's the first combo I thought of!

How does it sound in Mono?
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Post by mdoudoroff » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:53 pm

If only this had a fourth voice. :waah: I’ve a Sinfonion and I like my four-part chords.

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Post by behndy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:57 am

yeshhhhhh boiiiiii! you KNOW you've got the Pimp Shits when DivKid does. a sxy, sexy vidja for your loot -

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Post by Xssory » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:25 pm

@behndy Thanks for the kind words! We are just as excited as everyone else watching Divkid Ben work his magic with the Chainsaw - to be honest he has come up with patch examples in this video we haven't even tried before :hyper:

This is what we love about developing musical tools :sb:

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Post by cackland » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:58 pm

Yes, very nice demo. Definitely puts this module on the list.

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Post by akrenaut » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:20 pm

Yeah, Ben's/Div Kids video does a fantastic job showcasing the sound of this module. ….now where do I come up with :75: and 4hp of free space.

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Post by interpolate » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:07 pm

Anyone combine this with an ALM MUM M8?

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Re: Introducing Chainsaw - 4hp polyphonic supersaw oscillator

Post by twistedneck » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:06 am

Hi everyone and hi to Acid Rain, i have and love using my chainsaw. I do have one small issue the gain (or some might call the volume or level) is lower than my other oscillators - SSF Spectrum and Noise Engineering Manis. This is not usually a big deal i can correct it elsewhere however it would be nice to just about double the gain so its in the same ballpark. Right now its on the quiet side.

Any way i can use the debug port for this? I've checked to make sure the module is not coming lose internally and also tried another power plug.

Edit: could this simply be that the multiple waves reduce the perceived volume and that the actual signal level is normal? hmm..

Here is a quick image of the spectrum and scope with me swapping the cable from Chainsaw to Manis to Spectrum.
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Post by Graffie » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:32 am

Hmm maybe. But either way I also did notice the output level seemed to be a bit lower then my other oscillators.

Also for me personally I wished that there was no unison when the detune knob is fully closed. Now I can’t seem to fully calibrate it with my Klavis Caltrans to improve its v/oct tracking since Caltrans needs a simple non moving wave to calibrate.

Still the module sounds great tho.

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Post by Simme » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:34 pm

Xssory wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:25 pm
@behndy Thanks for the kind words! We are just as excited as everyone else watching Divkid Ben work his magic with the Chainsaw - to be honest he has come up with patch examples in this video we haven't even tried before :hyper:

This is what we love about developing musical tools :sb:
Hey there :-)

Do you have any news on when the next batch is ready to ship? I'm very excited for this one and unfortunately ordered right when Schneiders was out of stock :-D

Thanks a lot. I also love my Navigator, which was an easy to build kit. Ads a lot of new possibilities to the tactile part of my rack. :-)

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Post by deformative » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:06 pm

What module(s) is everyone using for v/oct inputs? I'm considering Instruo's Harmonaig. Any simpler/cheaper recommendations? I wish Chord v2 had a quantized CV output option along with the oscillators.

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Post by thermisonic » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:01 pm

I don’t have a Chainsaw yet but I do have a Toppobrillo Quantimator which looks like the ideal partner with three 1v/oct outs - I didn’t see it mentioned yet here.

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Post by Xssory » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:04 pm

Hey there :-)

Do you have any news on when the next batch is ready to ship? I'm very excited for this one and unfortunately ordered right when Schneiders was out of stock :-D
Schneidersladen will be getting more very soon! Just packing up an order for them today :)

Chainsaws are back in stock on our site but moving really, really fast! Fortunately we have more on their way through production and won't be out of stock for long if there is a gap in availability.

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Post by behndy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:58 pm

yeahhhhhhhhhh. i LOVE the Chainsaw. this is layering the root note into Plaits (in chord mode) and a chord into Chainsaw into Aperture -

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Post by c0rpse » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:54 pm

I'm really digging this thing! Very happy to see that holding the encoder resets to C1, so useful! :sb:

One suggestion though, would it be possible to make a setting that turns the FM input into a digital VCA control? Finding stereo VCA's in my system can be a bit tricky. :tu:
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Post by oliq » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:51 pm

This looks amazing. I've been using braids with renaissance for chords and while it's nice I want to get different inversions and a bigger sound for pads and stabs. I don't think I have space to fully use it in stereo though, can it still do the jobs for pads and big chords using just the mono? Does it normalise to mono when you just plug in one jack, or do you always just get some of the voice son each side?

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Post by Mr. Roboto » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:27 am

Is there any way to dim the LED's? Otherwise I will get blind after two minutes. If it's dark and no light has been switched on in the room the LED's will illuminate the whole room (no joke).
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