Composer and sound designer Drew Neumann shared another video of his experiments and explorations with the Knifonium vacuum tube synthesizer:
“[I]stripped the Knifonium down to two slightly-detuned saw waves. Manipulating filter cutoff with the Y-axis of the joystick, and 12 semitones of pitchbend with the X-axis. Very little resonance on the filter. Output amp set to pentode, VCA boost disengaged.
There is NO POSTPROCESSING on the Knifonium with the exception of mild limiting, which was applied to the output of the track as a whole. Other than that, no compression, EQ, or other effects have been used.
This is pure, unadulterated tube madness. utterly satisfying. Other than the unfortunate wubby dubstep feel to the whole affair.”
The Knifonium, made by Jonte Knif, is a unique 25-tube monophonic synthesizer, with a fourth order ladder filter and a ring modulator.