Ensemble Oscillator from Matthias Puech & 4ms Company

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Re: Ensemble Oscillator from Matthias Puech & 4ms Company

Post by gonkulator » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:28 pm

Got to see it at their NAMM booth. It looks really interesting. They also had a SWN, but I didn't think to play with that. Lost opportunity...
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Post by hawkfuzz » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:44 am

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Re: Ensemble Oscillator from Matthias Puech & 4ms Company

Post by versipellis » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:45 pm

How exactly would this work in a setup that's already got polyphonic sequencing? Doesn't seem like there's nearly enough 1V/Octs for that.. :P
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Re: Ensemble Oscillator from Matthias Puech & 4ms Company

Post by synonymist » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:56 pm

4mspedals wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:48 am
Yes, there are three groups of 10 scales each, so 30 scales total. Each group is slightly different. If you program a scale into the 12TET group, the notes will be quantized to western 12-note-per-octave (technically, the intervals you program will be quantized to semitones). If you program a scale into the other two groups, there's no quantization, so it's perfect for microtonal scales.

The other two groups, Octave and Free, are identical except that if you program a scale in Octave, the module will repeats those intervals up and down the entire range of human hearing by octaves. This means that whatever notes you program in, the same frequencies will be heard octaves above and below.

In the Free group, this restriction to octaves is lifted: whatever intervals you program in will simply be repeated up and down to fill the entire range of human hearing, and the pitches may or may not align with octaves, they may or may not line up with 12-note-per-octave scale.

Several of the factory scales are microtonal (Bohlen-Pierce tritave, Carlos Alpha and Beta), and several are better thought of as a harmonic series than a scale of notes.

Anyways, "Learning" (our word for programming) a new scale is the most advanced concept of the module. You don't have to understand it to use it to make cool sounds, but if you want to dive deep to program your own series of intervals or harmonics to define a custom scale, it's fast and easy.
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Post by hawkfuzz » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:23 pm

versipellis wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:45 pm
How exactly would this work in a setup that's already got polyphonic sequencing? Doesn't seem like there's nearly enough 1V/Octs for that.. :P
It's not multi-voiced. It has several oscillators that can be different notes, but is one voice.
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Re: Ensemble Oscillator from Matthias Puech & 4ms Company

Post by versipellis » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:59 pm

hawkfuzz wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:23 pm
versipellis wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:45 pm
How exactly would this work in a setup that's already got polyphonic sequencing? Doesn't seem like there's nearly enough 1V/Octs for that.. :P
It's not multi-voiced. It has several oscillators that can be different notes, but is one voice.
Aah, gotcha, that makes more sense.
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Post by hawkfuzz » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:32 pm

It would've been today. :waah:

Hope they give some info. I got some cash they need.
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Re: Ensemble Oscillator from Matthias Puech & 4ms Company

Post by Synthient Sound » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:18 am

I've been looking forward to this one as well. I hope they at least do some more substantial demos of it to hold us over.

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Post by Granny » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:08 pm

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Re: Ensemble Oscillator from Matthias Puech & 4ms Company

Post by Control » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:11 pm

Wow. Very cool.

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Re: Ensemble Oscillator from Matthias Puech & 4ms Company

Post by SarahB » Fri May 15, 2020 2:12 pm

Anyone got one? It’s a fascinating oscillator! Only just got mine and so far have been making (lush) modulated chordal drones. Tomorrow I’m going to explore the non-12 tone equal temperament side of the module. Looking forward to hearing about the experiences of other wigglers that might have one of these.. so far I’m pretty impressed!

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Post by davide3737 » Fri May 15, 2020 2:17 pm

SarahB wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 2:12 pm
Anyone got one? It’s a fascinating oscillator! Only just got mine and so far have been making (lush) modulated chordal drones. Tomorrow I’m going to explore the non-12 tone equal temperament side of the module. Looking forward to hearing about the experiences of other wigglers that might have one of these.. so far I’m pretty impressed!
Where did you get yours from?

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Re: Ensemble Oscillator from Matthias Puech & 4ms Company

Post by SarahB » Fri May 15, 2020 2:33 pm

From Juno in the UK

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Post by davide3737 » Fri May 15, 2020 2:51 pm

SarahB wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 2:33 pm
From Juno in the UK
That’s interesting. It’s been both ‘forthcoming’ and ‘10 in stock’ on the Juno website over the last day or so, and generally impossible to order!

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Post by Dark Barn » Fri May 15, 2020 8:52 pm

I think some stores have them but are observing the official release date.
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Post by mqtthiqs » Sat May 16, 2020 5:09 am

Hi There, Matthias here. Glad to read so much enthusiasm for the Ensemble!
Here is a first quick musical demo for you droney noisy textures afficionados 8-)


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Post by synkrotron » Sat May 16, 2020 5:32 am

That is indeed a very nice oscillator...

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Post by synkrotron » Sat May 16, 2020 6:28 am

SarahB wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 2:33 pm
From Juno in the UK
They appear to have removed it from their site now. If I Google it and go to the cache I can see it, though.

Strange... I wonder why?

But it is available at DV247

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Re: Ensemble Oscillator from Matthias Puech & 4ms Company

Post by SarahB » Sat May 16, 2020 9:20 am

Weird.. Guess I got lucky!

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Re: Ensemble Oscillator from Matthias Puech & 4ms Company

Post by Bbman » Sat May 16, 2020 10:57 am

How does this compare with the Xaoc Odessa. They seem to be the same sort of idea. Is Ensemble a poor/practical man’s version of Odessa?

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Post by hawkfuzz » Sat May 16, 2020 6:23 pm

There’s a good post about how this is different from a few things earlier in the thread.
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Post by Cortega » Sun May 17, 2020 7:42 am

mqtthiqs wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 5:09 am
Hi There, Matthias here. Glad to read so much enthusiasm for the Ensemble!
Here is a first quick musical demo for you droney noisy textures afficionados 8-)

ahhh seems like this Osc is Drone Heaven, sound awesome, we need more Demos please

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Post by hawkfuzz » Sun May 17, 2020 3:13 pm

Mmm yes. His demos are always more creative and interesting to me than most demos of modules. That one alone should push most people off the fence.
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