MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index
 FAQ & Terms of UseFAQ & Terms Of Use   Wiggler RadioMW Radio   Muff Wiggler TwitterTwitter   Support the site @ PatreonPatreon 
 SearchSearch   RegisterSign up   Log inLog in 
WIGGLING 'LITE' IN GUEST MODE

New from FC - 'Wave Runner' 4HP, 8 waveform sync-able LFO
MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Eurorack Modules  
Author New from FC - 'Wave Runner' 4HP, 8 waveform sync-able LFO
frequencycentral
Up and running with this module now, and will be taking orders for delivery in a week or two. Based on an enhanced version of the Electric Druid TAPLFO2D code, this module runs new code: TAPLFO2D-FC.





8 waveforms
- sawtooth
- ramp
- pulse
- triangle
- sine
- noise
- sample and hold
- stepped triangle/sawtooth/ramp

All waveforms can be skewed using the Distort knob, as well as control over pulse width of square, and distortion of the cyclic waveforms, this get you control over Noise freq as well as bitcrushing, bitcrush of S/H down to 1 bit for random triggers.

Tap sync input, for syncing to whatever. Wave Runner measures the last two incoming pulses and syncs itself to these. Multiply knob allows for Wave Runner to run at x0.5, x1, x1.5, x2, x3 and x4 of the incoming sync pulse. Freq is from stupid slow into low audio range.

Module is 4HP, and 45mm deep. Cost is £110 GBP
ddoyen
wow thats awesome! will these be available as kits?
AudioFetish
Just landed a modcan quad, but think this would compliment it well for some simple, set and forget synced modulations. Think it's time to part with my modulation orgy and get a pair of these instead
bartleby
looks cool.
how does the 'sync' work? is it like a reset input? or a clock input?
and what's the clock jack - input or output?
frequencycentral
ddoyen wrote:
wow thats awesome! will these be available as kits?


Yep, PCB/PIC/panel bundles will be available soon.

bartleby wrote:
looks cool.
how does the 'sync' work? is it like a reset input? or a clock input?
and what's the clock jack - input or output?


Clock socket is clock output. Sync works like this:

frequencycentral wrote:
Wave Runner measures the last two incoming pulses and syncs itself to these. Multiply knob allows for Wave Runner to run at x0.5, x1, x1.5, x2, x3 and x4 of the incoming sync pulse.
Stinktier86
Bladerunner reference? Great features!
oootini
wave runner. drexciya reference?
wavefold
this is exactly what I need It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time!
bartleby
brilliant. in for 1 or 2 diy sets.
KNYST
frequencycentral wrote:
stupid slow


SlayerBadger! Guinness ftw!
Want. Love your stuff, Rick.
-edit-
I'm waiting for the DIY smile
grimley
This is excellent and exactly what I have been waiting for. I need 2.
ben_hex
Awesome! we're not worthy great price and size. Might replace an LFO with one.

Does it work as standard frequency control (the frequency knob) with no sync present, and have no effect when sync is present?
frequencycentral
ben_hex wrote:
Awesome! we're not worthy great price and size. Might replace an LFO with one.

Does it work as standard frequency control (the frequency knob) with no sync present, and have no effect when sync is present?


Incoming sync pulses override the frequency knob. Frequency knob works as normal when there are no incoming sync pulses.
madcap
Damn. That's a pretty full featured 4hp.

thumbs up
bodo
Looks great, features remind a of the Ginko Synthese, apart from the Tap tempo button. Very tempting indeed, and 4HP!
grimley
I can guesstimate looking at the picture but could i get the exact depth?
cger
Perfect, exactly what I wanted next to my dual morphing lfo.
ben_hex
grimley wrote:
I can guesstimate looking at the picture but could i get the exact depth?


Right in the first post QUOTE - "Module is 4HP, and 45mm deep. Cost is £100 GBP"
Demi Jon
Is it like this:




or more like this:
Pighood
Damn....no room at the Inn cry
amdagan
Excellent, more stuff to add to my growing backlog! I think I'll get the pcb+pic+panel when you start selling it.
kimu
Cool. How to get it in europe?
bartleby
kimu wrote:
Cool. How to get it in europe?

the uk is in europe (although some people there may think otherwise hihi).
kimu
very frustrating d'oh!

I have in mind FC were in US... d'oh! Dead Banana
frequencycentral
I'm currently putting together an order for SchneidersLaden, which will be in stock with them at the end of the month. HOWEVER, that order does not include Wave Runners. It can take a short while for distributors to pick up on new releases, in the meantime you can order from me directly, by PM or via my website.

And yes, the UK is (currently) in Europe, and is NOT a small island off the Newfoundland coast! woah
EarlJemmings
Ah! Just when I was looking to get an lfo, this beauty pops up. Looks great!
grimley
Is the noise waveform more of a random modulator or could it be used as a noise audio source?
frequencycentral
grimley wrote:
Is the noise waveform more of a random modulator or could it be used as a noise audio source?


You can use it as both, the noise options make it a very cool modulation source, and the noise sounds awesome as an audio source too, and bitcrushing it makes it into some kinda fucked up geiger counter.
VanEck
Interesting little modulator... need to try to squeeze one of these in somewhere in my rig.
frequencycentral
Now in stock here at FC!

Perfect Circuit Audio in CA also just put in an order.
kindredlost
It would be fun to have a breakout panel for CV of the knobs, but this is pretty compact and a cost effective way to do the Electric Druid TAPLFO2D chip. A few of these is a nice addition to any rig.
frequencycentral
[img][/img]
kindredlost wrote:
It would be fun to have a breakout panel for CV of the knobs, but this is pretty compact and a cost effective way to do the Electric Druid TAPLFO2D chip. A few of these is a nice addition to any rig.


We did consider this option, but it turns out to get messy. So instead we've scheduled a fully tricked out version for 'sometime in the next 12 months'...

...and the coding really is a substantial advance from the original TAPLFO2D, but is not a drop-in replacement, ie it won't work in other TAPLFO2D based modules.
mafouka
This LFO is the business! Exactly what I've been craving. I'll take two please.

Will the Wave Runner be available available anywhere else in the US other than Perfect Circuit Audio???
frequencycentral
Wave Runners are in stock right now at MeMe Antenna.

Perfect Circuit will be receiving a batch in a couple of weeks.
clusterchord
this looks like just what i was looking for,, a versatile lfo in small HP...


i have a question tho, i am interested indroney/ambi suff, and always wondered about these digital LFOs like the runner or the e355 etc,, when you drive them all the way down, stupid slow as you say, is the resolution of the waveforms still smoooooth as butter ?

this is crucial for slow modulations, self-generating patches etc..


PS are there any demos of waverunner in action, slow and fast.. ?


thanks
ben_hex
clusterchord wrote:
this looks like just what i was looking for,, a versatile lfo in small HP...


i have a question tho, i am interested indroney/ambi suff, and always wondered about these digital LFOs like the runner or the e355 etc,, when you drive them all the way down, stupid slow as you say, is the resolution of the waveforms still smoooooth as butter ?

this is crucial for slow modulations, self-generating patches etc..


PS are there any demos of waverunner in action, slow and fast.. ?


thanks


I'd not though of that ... Looking forward to the answer.
frequencycentral
I'll try and upload some really slow sweeps tomorrow...
ben_hex
frequencycentral nice one Rick.
frequencycentral
Here's a few sweeps at their slowest, a few shapes thrown in, and finally noise as an audio source (the geiger counter bit). Wave Runner was modulating an Erica Polivoks VCF set to self oscillate.

http://www.frequencycentral.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/FC-Wave-R unner.mp3
yinsen
frequencycentral wrote:
Here's a few sweeps at their slowest, a few shapes thrown in, and finally noise as an audio source (the geiger counter bit). Wave Runner was modulating an Erica Polivoks VCF set to self oscillate.

http://www.frequencycentral.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/FC-Wave-R unner.mp3


it sounds like there's a fair bit of stepping at the slowest frequencies, is that due to the polivoks?
mafouka
WANTS 4
NU
yinsen wrote:
frequencycentral wrote:
Here's a few sweeps at their slowest, a few shapes thrown in, and finally noise as an audio source (the geiger counter bit). Wave Runner was modulating an Erica Polivoks VCF set to self oscillate.

http://www.frequencycentral.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/FC-Wave-R unner.mp3


it sounds like there's a fair bit of stepping at the slowest frequencies, is that due to the polivoks?


Doubtful but I'd also like to know.
albiedamned
Perfect Circuit still doesn't have this on their website. Do you know when it will be available? Have any other US dealers put in orders?
frequencycentral
They are on their way to Perfect Circuit now. I think Meme Antenna are now out of stock, I'll talk to them about restocking. Moog Audio in Canada also have a batch in the process of being put together. I'll also talk to Shawn at AH when I've got a couple of orders out of the way.
albiedamned
2+ weeks have gone by and this still isn't in stock. I emailed Perfect Circuit over a week ago to ask about it, and they haven't replied.
NU
Any further opinions on this? Still pondering it..
Jason Brock
yinsen wrote:
frequencycentral wrote:
Here's a few sweeps at their slowest, a few shapes thrown in, and finally noise as an audio source (the geiger counter bit). Wave Runner was modulating an Erica Polivoks VCF set to self oscillate.

http://www.frequencycentral.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/FC-Wave-R unner.mp3


it sounds like there's a fair bit of stepping at the slowest frequencies, is that due to the polivoks?


I'd like to know the answer to this too. Is that stepping from the LFO?
Isolde and Isobelle
Jason Brock wrote:
yinsen wrote:
frequencycentral wrote:
Here's a few sweeps at their slowest, a few shapes thrown in, and finally noise as an audio source (the geiger counter bit). Wave Runner was modulating an Erica Polivoks VCF set to self oscillate.

http://www.frequencycentral.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/FC-Wave-R unner.mp3


it sounds like there's a fair bit of stepping at the slowest frequencies, is that due to the polivoks?


I'd like to know the answer to this too. Is that stepping from the LFO?



+1 please. thumbs up
maudibe
Just installed (yesterday) my self build of this module. It is very cool (and even more so, as mine features an orange LED LOL)

Top LFO in such a small space. Loving the sync and multiplier function. Thanks Rick.

applause
Jason Brock
maudibe - can you comment on the "stepping" question above? Or is it smooth at slow speeds?
Thanks
maudibe
Hi there Jason, yes there is some stepping when the cycle extends beyond about 5 seconds when using the sine / triangle output.

However, since this is a rhythmically synced LFO, it is unlikely you will notice it at regular tempos, even if dividing by 0.5 of the clock.

The stepping of the LFO at slower speeds could actually be seen as a quirky feature smile It sounds nice.

But sure, if you need super slow LFO then this could be an issue. But I don't think that is what it is marketed as (since it has the clock/rhythm divider) - I think its real use is to add movement / events at a multiple of your musical tempo.

Hope this helps, best Maudibe.

Guinness ftw!
donics
thumbs up thumbs up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUuXuAlUKXo&list=UUq9NaEIAKwTIqwOz5nB5 fgA
Remote337
Just picked one of these up stupidly cheap on ebay.

This is my first FC module and I have to say its really well thought out.

Clockable LFO with multiple waveforms, S&H, Noise source and clock multiplier all in 4HP thumbs up
ben_hex
Remote337 £50? That was the guy that won the module at "The Great Yorkshire Wiggle" synth meet I put on in Leeds a couple of weeks back. Don't think he actually had an eurorack though so no use to him.

Glad you're enjoying it
thumbs up
maudibe
Loving mine smile
Remote337
ben_hex wrote:
Remote337 £50? That was the guy that won the module at "The Great Yorkshire Wiggle" synth meet I put on in Leeds a couple of weeks back. Don't think he actually had an eurorack though so no use to him.

Glad you're enjoying it
thumbs up


That's the one, well actually £40 plus post. applause

Total bargain at twice the price.
monads
What an awesome 4HP module!!! It's straightforward and easy. The only thing that was confusing wast the 'Clock' output. 'Inputs/Outputs' should be clearly labeled!!!! Anyhow, love this module. Make sure to grab the latest with Level CV.

monads
fragletrollet
Just built two of these. Works great. Was confused about the clock being an input too :p
loreamon
Just build successfully one of those... it's very snappy and useful!
Pardon my noobness, but is this a digital LFO... i guess every syncable lfo is digital?
Building it was very straightforward, only "digital" stuff is the two ICs..
flashheart
Yes it's digital, most (if not all) syncable LFOs are digital.
KT
Hi, I built the wave runner and all functions work like I expect, except, the LFO oscillates around -5v instead of 0v. So the output is between (0 and -10v).
Anybody knows what the problem might be?
Agawell
probably better asking on the diy forum...

first thing i'd check is the 78L05 this produces the +5v

check it's properly soldered and then follow the traces checking continuity along the way
MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Eurorack Modules  
Page 1 of 3
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group