Analog Wave Morphing With Modular Synthesizers

The latest loopop video takes a look at creating wavetable-style morphing effects using modular synthesizers.

Video Summary:

The basic idea is quite simple. If you plug two analog waveforms into a mixer, you can morph between the two waveforms by applying different mix levels to each source. If your mixer has an inverter, you can also subtract one waveform from another.

If you add a VCA to the mix, you can modulate the different mix levels using an LFO or envelope, and have your sound evolve gradually.

Finally, if you want gradually to morph across multiple waveforms, a module like Doepfer’s A-144, connected to a VCA comes in really handy for morphing through up to four waveforms.

Gear used in this clip: Moog Mother 32, Voicas 248 VCA and Mixvert8r, Doepfer A-144, Maths & Z-3000.

Timeline:

0:00 Intro
0:25 Digital wavetables
0:45 Morphing two waves
2:00 Creating a sharktooth
2:45 How about four?
3:15 Adding inversion
3:30 Modulating the mix
5:00 Morphing four waves
6:05 Simple analog wavetable
6:45 Complex waveforms
9:45 More ideas

2 thoughts on “Analog Wave Morphing With Modular Synthesizers

  1. I watched this video on youtube some days before. On 01:10 he talks about routing the second oscillator from the Mother 32 into the mixer and then blending the two different waveforms together (saw and square for example). Is this really the same process as shaping the waveform / wavemorphing (like with a wavetable synth)? Can somebody give a detailled explanation if this is the same or not? Thanks in advance.

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