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Xaoc Odessa, 1975 Variable Spectrum Harmonic Cluster VCO
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Author Xaoc Odessa, 1975 Variable Spectrum Harmonic Cluster VCO
mantiwhore


Xaoc Devices presents:

ODESSA
1975 Variable Spectrum Harmonic Cluster Oscillator


Very mature prototype units available on Superbooth18, table E220!

· Additive synthesis engine
· 2500 harmonic partials generated
· Straightforward user interface
· Through-zero linear frequency modulation
· Detuneable clusters of up to 5 voices
· 24hp
· Approx. 420 EUR

Odessa implements the principle of additive synthesis controlled by a set of carefully tailored marco parameters to harness thousands of sinusoidal partials that altogether form the resulting sound.

The interface is kept simple and accessible, so you can easily build rich and full, great sounding timbres of very complex spectra, that can be either harmonic or inharmonic. Even though inharmonic spectra yield non-periodic waveforms, all partials are frequency related to the common fundamental controlled by a V/oct input. The series of harmonics can be squeezed or spread apart, tilt, and pruned by a comb-like frequency response, resulting in a variety of unearthy sounds. Animating the comb response yields radical effects similar to flanging and phasing. Additional, often sought after features are implemented: through-zero linear frequency modulation, and unison detune: up to 5 copies of the sound can be spread apart for a fat and dense cluster of voices.

There are nine parameters, each controlled by a dedicated knob, so the workflow is as smooth and immediate as possible. Furthermore, every parameter has a dedicated CV input, allowing live animation for organic audio effects. Odessa sports two main outputs for banks of harmonic partials that can be further scaled in frequency, as well as an additional output that can either spit out a square wave or a a single sinusoid of the fundamental frequency. Interesting spatial effects, crazy modulation feedbacks as well as synchronisation is possible that way.

The hardware is based on a powerful FPGA chip offering massive parallel computing. The synthesized signal is devoid of aliasing through the entire audio range thanks to intrinsically bandlimited algorithm. A simplified spectral analyzer helps you to keep a visual track of what is actually happening to the harmonics.

For even more control over Odessa, you can use our Leibniz subsystem (or just the Lipsk) that can be connected to a header at the back of the module.

More detailed info to be posted here soon!
Entrainer
I'm going to need a new case.
chaosick
mantiwhore wrote:


Xaoc Devices presents:

ODESSA
1975 Variable Spectrum Harmonic Cluster Oscillator


Very mature prototupe units available on Superbooth18, table E220!

· Additive synthesis engine
· 2500 harmonic partials generated
· Straightforward user interface
· Through-zero linear frequency modulation
· Detuneable clusters of up to 5 voices
· 24hp
· Approx. 420 EUR

Odessa implements the principle of additive synthesis controlled by a set of carefully tailored marco parameters to harness thousands of sinusoidal partials that altogether form the resulting sound.

The interface is kept simple and accessible, so you can easily build rich and full, great sounding timbres of very complex spectra, that can be either harmonic or inharmonic. Even though inharmonic spectra yield non-periodic waveforms, all partials are frequency related to the common fundamental controlled by a V/oct input. The series of harmonics can be squeezed or spread apart, tilt, and pruned by a comb-like frequency response, resulting in a variety of unearthy sounds. Animating the comb response yields radical effects similar to flanging and phasing. Additional, often sought after features are implemented: through-zero linear frequency modulation, and unison detune: up to 5 copies of the sound can be spread apart for a fat and dense cluster of voices.

There are nine parameters, each controlled by a dedicated knob, so the workflow is as smooth and immediate as possible. Furthermore, every parameter has a dedicated CV input, allowing live animation for organic audio effects. Odessa sports two main outputs for banks of harmonic partials that can be further scaled in frequency, as well as an additional output that can either spit out a square wave or a a single sinusoid of the fundamental frequency. Interesting spatial effects, crazy modulation feedbacks as well as synchronisation is possible that way.

The hardware is based on a powerful FPGA chip offering massive parallel computing. The synthesized signal is devoid of aliasing through the entire audio range thanks to intrinsically bandlimited algorithm. A simplified spectral analyzer helps you to keep a visual track of what is actually happening to the harmonics.

For even more control over Odessa, you can use our Leibniz subsystem (or just the Lipsk) that can be connected to a header at the back of the module.

More detailed info to be posted here soon!


Very compelling, glad to see a compelling alternative (perhaps?) to the Verbos Harmonic oscillator. In terms of specs and capabilities (the chip) it seems maybe the Radical Technologies swarm oscillator has some things in common?
Ras Thavas
Jaw drops, whoa... It's peanut butter jelly time!
Hidden_Path
Entrainer wrote:
I'm going to need a new case.


Superbooth week tends to have that effect! Can't wait to hear this one... SlayerBadger!
Muse FTW
Wow. Gonna need some audio!
Dragonaut
These guys keep getting better and better. This thing looks completely dope. Like it would make the perfect FM modulator.
ugokcen
I was saving for Belgrad, and now this!

There's something very attractive about modules with a large knob right in the middle. Like it's telling you to grab and turn it hyper
leftbracket
Dragonaut wrote:
Like it would make the perfect FM modulator.


Hadn't even thought of that with all of the control that it has itself. Great idea for a use case!
mantiwhore
Sinamsis
Commenting mainly to subscribe. This module seems very interesting. Looking forward to hearing some sound samples.
starthief
Oh wow. Can't wait to hear some audio from this.
Jumbuktu
++ to the guy who said 'Jaw drops...".

I thought I had stopped buying modules. I thought nothing other than the occasional DIY could get me lusting for gear any more. I was very very wrong!

Glad they saved a big name like Odessa for this one.
target_destroyed
eek!

Hell

YES
EternalTurtle
I definitely wouldn't mind getting this. Some exciting stuff coming to Superbooth. the Mindphaser looks pretty tasty as well. they would make an awesome combo! SlayerBadger!
boramx
duck1887
That design ... love love love
Hi5
Definitely feeling this one over some of the other harmonic osc options. Looking forward to some audio
Brooks
Bank, Tension, Power Density Spectrum. Partials, FM! Dead Banana
exper
Man. If this can do some Razor-like sharp additive tones ( ala Errorsmith, Mark Fell, Gabor Lazor, etc), I might be looking at my first XAOC module.

Lookiing forward to some demos.
starthief
exper wrote:
Man. If this can do some Razor-like sharp additive tones ( ala Errorsmith, Mark Fell, Gabor Lazor, etc), I might be looking at my first XAOC module.

Lookiing forward to some demos.


Razor is exactly what I though of, only with TZFM too nanners
spinalbeatz
WOW
NoLegs
Holy moly love
Ras Thavas
So Xaoc,when you have time to comment, where does this fall on the spectrum between something like Razor or the Kawai K5000?

Razor is evidently numerous additive "presets" with macro control for very specific sound transforms. All the demos I've heard sound great. The K5000 allowed essentially one "macro", with which you could specify odds, evens and do some warping and stretching, unless you masochistically wanted to individually program levels, pitches and envelopes.

Perhaps the simplest thing to ask for might be some definitions of what the terms on the module are, i.e. bank, harmonic factor, tilt, tension, warp. Some of these we can kind of guess, others not so much.
Dcramer
woah we're not worthy fap fap fap... Miley Cyrus Dead Banana w00t
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