Swedish synthesist and developer Peter Allwin announced today that he’s released a port of some of the Mutable Instruments Plaits oscillators for the Korg Prologue.
“I got the Korg Prologue over the holidays,” notes Allwin. “But rather than playing, I got lost exploring the SDK and started porting some of the fantastic Mutable Instruments Plaits oscillators.
It’s an interesting development, because it makes Plait’s oscillators available in a completely new form factor.
Plaits was originally released as a ‘macro oscillator’ in Eurorack format. At its core, it’s a digital module, that offers 16 different types of oscillators. Plaits is based on open source software, and the software has previously been ported to the software modular platform VCV Rack.
The Korg Prologue is a synthesizer with a hybrid analog + digital architecture. It features two traditional analog oscillators, and a third digital oscillator, which is open to customization by end users, using a software development kit SDK.
Here’s what’s Allwin has ported:
- va – Pair of classic waveforms
- wsh – Waveshaping oscillator
- fm – Two operator FM
- grn – Granular formant oscillator
- add – Harmonic oscillator
- wta – wtf Wavetable oscillator (split into separate oscillators of 4×8 tables, due to memory restrictions)
The oscillators are available via Github, and can be installed using the Prologue Librarian.
If you’ve used the Plaits oscillators for Korg Prologue, leave a comment about your experiences – or share a link to performances or audio demos!