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Touch-capacitive digital Synth instrument
The eowave Quadrantid Swarm is a versatile Eurorack module featuring a touch-capacitive keyboard. The Swarm Synthesizer is perfect for sound design applications, featuring a built-in LFO with eight waveforms, modulation control, spring reverb, slew limiter and a two-pole filter.
Use the keyboard as a monophonic or polyphonic keyboard to play melodic phrases in your arrangement on the fly or build around an eight step sequence as the foundation of your song or performance. The touch-capacitive design conducts the signal from your body. Some of the modes includes pressure sensitivity for optimal expression.
Digital oscillation and wave generator
At the heart of the module is an oscillator section with a digital wave generator. The spread control allows you multiple a waveform up to eight times. The Character helps you to create timbres, ranging from brash and distorted tones to clean and glass-like sounds. It also includes an additional sine wave, providing an extra layer for your sound design.
The synth provides eight modes of operation in total. It comes complete with a cheat sheet with details for achieving the following sounds and textures: Organ, Strings, Drone, Noise, Grains, Perc, metal Chiptune.
Dual analog 12dB filter are incorporated for shaping and sculpting your sounds. The filters design is borrowed from the ‘fluctuations magnétiques' module, providing rich and versatile tonality. The first filter provides two modes – high and low pass. Filter 2 is strictly a low pass filter.
You are not limited to just high pass or low pass modes, as you can blend the two poles together to create a bandpass filter. The versatile controls allow you to achieve unique filter shapes for in-depth sound sculpting.
LFO with eight waveforms
The modulation section features a wide range of controls including potentiometers for the Envelope and LFO. With the two modulation sources you can take your creativity to new levels. The LFO provides seven selectable waveforms, accessible via the Shape function. The eighth mode is provided by external sources via the sequencer CV output. You can use the Speed knob to set the speed of modulation. A square output is also included for triggering clock resets and more.
Built-in spring reverb & slew limiter
One of the most unique features available is the integrated Spring Reverb. The analog spring reverb provides vintage-style character to your sounds. The spring reverb can be used for everything from subtle echoes to complex overdrives when fed back into itself.
A built-in Slew Limiter features both inputs and outputs as well as a dedicated potentiometer for controlling the amount. The slew limiter helps to smooth out incoming signals, ideal for getting in-depth with external sources.
- Versatile, experimental touch sensitive Eurorack module
- Triangle wave oscilation that can be spread up to eight times
- Digital synth voice with percussive elements
- Two-pole analog filter
- LFO with eight waveforms
- Built-in spring reverb for rich textured sound
- Eight touch keys provide hands-on interaction with sounds
- Touch keys can be used as a mono keyboard, polyphonic keyboard or an eight-step sequencer
- MIDI and CV/Trigger inputs
- Slew limiter
- Integrated voltage-controlled amplifier
- Perfect for sound design applications
- Power consumption: 170mA at +12 V / 70mA at -12 V
- HP: 40
- Product Code: eoQSm