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Oscillators

Post by btow12 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:28 pm

Which oscillators do you recommend? I’m currently thinking about Mutable instruments Plaits or 4MS Ensemble oscillator

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Re: Oscillators

Post by Raindeer » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:38 pm

btow12 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:28 pm
Which oscillators do you recommend? I’m currently thinking about Mutable instruments Plaits or 4MS Ensemble oscillator
Listen to some demos and get the one you like most. Depends what else you have too - Plaits can work okay as a stand-alone voice with its built-in envelope and VCA.

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Re: Oscillators

Post by Pighood » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:41 pm

Always seek the oscillator which goes PEEEEEEE
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Re: Oscillators

Post by jjterbeek » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:58 pm

I love my Klavis Twin Waves mk2. Dual oscillator, cross fm modulation, lfo, vca, loads of different waveforms. In 8HP.

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Re: Oscillators

Post by Kent » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:45 pm

Far too open of a question. In order to help you, you’d have to narrow it down.

What is currently in your system?
What are your goals?
What are you hoping new oscillators will bring?
What is your budget?

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Re: Oscillators

Post by wrngtrls » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:50 pm

Go to this thread: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=231953

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Re: Oscillators

Post by peachesandbacon » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:00 pm

Asking this question in Eurorack is kind of like asking how long is a piece of string.
It's far too open.

However, reading between the lines, if you're a beginner and you want some good options for basic oscs. You could try:

Mutable Instruments Plaits
Intellijel Dixie II
Make Noise STO

Of the 3, I'd probably say Plaits is best to pick up first if you're starting out.
You don't need an external envelope and VCA, as it has internal ones built-in,
plus it's got a far wider range of sounds than either of the other 2 analogue oscs I mentioned.

Plaits was my first, and still gets used all the time.

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Re: Oscillators

Post by Foghorn » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:17 pm

I don't like Plaits all that much because it is a Braids wannabe.
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Re: Oscillators

Post by Kosmikos » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:29 pm

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by my Pico Voice. Smaller and cheaper than Plaits but still interesting enough and plenty of flavours. Plaits’ percussion modes are quite useful though.

4MS Ensemble looks interesting too. I got a Chainsaw, not quite the same thing, but also smaller and needs more external control, that can also makes things more fun.

WMD Spectrum looks like a nice bread and butter analog oscillator. I’d probably try to get one if I was starting again.

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Re: Oscillators

Post by burdickjp » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:11 pm

An interesting and useful VCO which I think doesn't get enough love is the Doepfer A-110-6 Trapezoid Thru Zero Quadrature VCO: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/doepfer-a-110-6

While it doesn't seem terribly special, it offers the normal waveforms, it offers a few unique features that make it an awesome primary oscillator: quadrature outputs and through-zero FM.

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