Softube has introduced the Buchla 259e Twisted Waveform Generator plug-in for Modular, its virtual modular synthesizer.
According to Softube, the software version features “all the digital waveshaping, aliasing noise and foldover frequencies of the original hardware. Enjoy the self-modifying, screeching, snarling responses from the original’s downright odd inner workings.”
The Buchla 259e Twisted Waveform Generator
The 259e consists of two separate oscillators—Principal and Modulation—where Modulation can be used either to modulate the Principal oscillator or as a separate generator of audible notes. Furthermore, the sine wave generated by the Principal oscillator is simultaneously applied to two of the eight available waveshape tables. A morph voltage pans between the two tables and a warp voltage varies the amplitude of the sinusoidal (driving) waveform. Both these functions can be modulated by the Modulation oscillator.
- First officially licensed Buchla plug-in
- Perfect for ‘screeching, harsh and digital sounds’
- Can also be tamed to sound quite smooth and organic. Can morph smoothly between these softer sounds and the more in-your-face sounds
- The digital parts are ported from the hardware line by line, the wavetables byte by byte, and the analog parts are modeled component by component
Pricing and Availability
The Buchla 259e Twisted Waveform Generator is a $79 plug-in for Modular, which is priced starting at $99. See the Softube site for details.