We talked with Reek Havok, who showed us how the Panharmonium could completely mangle audio.
The Panharmonium lets you analyze the spectral content of any audio signal and use that analysis to drive a bank of from 1 to 33 oscillators. Depending on various control settings, Panharmonium can accurately reproduce the input spectrum in real time or modify it in a multitude of wildly creative ways.
Panharmonium input can be anything from a single oscillator to an entire mix (including vocals), and the output can be anything from dense, swirling pads and drones that evolve with the input’s changing spectrum, to clock-syncable spectral arpeggiation, to ‘as-yet unnamed harmonic effects’.
See the Rossum site for details.