1010music and MOK have introduced the Waverazor Dual Oscillator, the first hardware module to bring MOK’s patented wave-slicing oscillator design to the Eurorack format.
Waverazor’s unique approach to synthesis slices and splices waveforms in new ways. One Waverazor Eurorack oscillator can contain up to 8 wave slices, creating a multi-segment “Frankenstein” waveform that produces extended harmonic content beyond any single wave shape.
Each individual slice has independent control over wave pitch, volume, phase and DC offset. Even the “Razor” itself can be adjusted, with parameters for its own slice frequency, step size multiplier and duty cycle.
The Waverazor Dual Oscillator module provides a central waveform display that allows you to visualize the output. There’s an audio input for slicing up any sound you like. Four endless knobs make it possible to morph multiple parameters at once, while the touch screen enables X/Y performance controllers that allow you to manipulate the sound with the swipe of your finger.
We got a sneak preview of the Waverazor module earlier this year from MOK’s Taiho Yamada, who gave us an quick overview and demo of the new module.
- Patented oscillator design dynamically slices and recombines waveforms
- 2 independent oscillators
- Detailed and responsive multi-touch screen
- 2 high resolution CV inputs
- 20 modulation CV inputs
- Modulation input metering
- MIDI input (TRS, Arturia compatible)
- Clock input for BPM sync of wave sequences
- Audio input for slicing external sound sources
- 3 Audio outputs (Audio 1, 2 and Mix)
- Trigger output for external oscillator sync
The Waverazor Dual Oscillator is available now for US $599.
6 thoughts on “MOK & 1010music’s Waverazor Dual Oscillator Eurorack Module Now Available”
Anyone have any information on the patent in question? MOK calls it patent-pending, where 1010 calls it patented – and can’t find any information searching any of the MOK guys.
Here’s the entry in the USPTO database:
Been using the vst version since it first came out. One of my fav softsynths for weird sonic stuff.
Are there official audio or video demos anywhere?
Modules like this or Dave Rossum’s Morpheus make crack look like a casual hobby. I’ve always known when I had enough of the right tools for my goals, but how can you define that with a fetish for modular? If your music room looks like a new T.O.N.T.O., you’re either Hans Zimmer or divorced. If I was going modular, I’d make this a key part of my oscillator bank. Its a keeper.
Modular is like non-modular, in terms of knowing when you have the right tools. It just might take a while to find your way in that space.
I never had a really large system, but I did a lot of trading and tried LOTS of modules. The modules I have now are the survivors of all that competition — the things that refused to be replaced, or which I missed and had to own again.
Lately I’ve been tightening up my focus further and shrank the modular to about 3/4 of its previous size. I was somewhat inspired by thinking about the Lyra-8 and other instruments that are very limited but have a specific kind of character. Instruments aren’t just a bucket of features, and modular synths don’t have to be either.
Anyway, when the Waverazor VST was first announced, I thought the invention had potential but the implementation was lacking. I also thought it’d make a better Euro module than a plugin, but I was picturing something with more of a simplified, musically useful macro level control, like Noise Engineering and Mutable Instruments do for their modules. 3-5 knobs to control everything. This isn’t that.
1010 will be at Knobcon though, so I’ll hopefully get a chance to satisfy my curiosity.
Personally, it would have to defeat one of my reigning champions — Hertz Donut mk3, E352 or Kermit — or carve out a whole new “must have” category for me — to find a home in my rack. It probably won’t.