Make Noise Spectraphon
Make Noise Spectraphon
Make Noise Spectraphon
Make Noise Spectraphon
Make Noise Spectraphon
Make Noise Spectraphon
Make Noise Spectraphon

Make Noise

Make Noise Spectraphon

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Introducing the Make Noise/Soundhack Spectraphon: A Revolutionary Modular Synth Module

Are you ready to embark on a sonic journey like never before?

The Make Noise Spectraphon is here to redefine your modular synth experience. This dual Spectral Oscillator, crafted by the coding wizard Tom Erbe of soundhack, takes modular synthesis to the next level. Get ready to unlock a world of possibilities as we dive into the realms of real-time spectral analysis and resynthesis, all while paying homage to classic electronic instruments of the past.

The Make Noise Spectraphon draws inspiration from iconic predecessors such as spectral processors, additive synthesis machines, vocoders, and resonators. It echoes the spirit of legendary instruments like the Buchla 296 and Touché but takes on a physical form reminiscent of the classic analog dual "complex" oscillator, following the lineage of the Buchla 259 and the Make Noise DPO.

What sets the Make Noise Spectraphon apart is its groundbreaking digital hardware platform, meticulously engineered by Jeff Snyder and Tony Rolando. This platform delivers superior performance with enhanced input/output capabilities, higher resolutions, and an astonishingly low noise floor. In essence, it grants unprecedented power to Tom Erbe's DSP code, making the Make Noise Spectraphon the most sonically potent digital module ever created by Make Noise.

Let's explore the Make Noise Spectraphon's layout
    • The Make Noise Spectraphon is designed with two nearly identical sides, A and B, mirroring each other. Each side operates independently, serving as an oscillator in one of two modes: Spectral Amplitude Modulation (SAM) and Spectral Array Oscillation (SAO). These modes can be combined, allowing interaction via the internal FM Bus, Follow and Sync modes, or by patching them together.
    • In SAM mode, unlike traditional analog VCOs, the Make Noise Spectraphon utilizes incoming sound to modulate the amplitude of harmonics, set by the Slide control. The Focus controls fine-tune harmonic emphasis, resulting in a unique spectrum, which appears at the Odd and Even harmonic outputs. SAM mode enables sequencing and frequency modulation similar to a VCO, and the Sine wave output is constantly active. Additionally, you can create an Array from the current spectrum for later use in Oscillator mode.
    • Switch to SAO mode, and the Make Noise Spectraphon behaves more like a conventional analog VCO, oscillating continuously. Here, the Odd and Even harmonic outputs draw from stored collections of spectra called Arrays, created during SAM mode. Slide and Focus controls select the active spectrum within the Array.
    • In either mode, the FM Bus provides high-definition internal frequency modulation from the opposing side of the Make Noise Spectraphon. Unlike analog VCOs, the core frequency remains unaffected by FM modulation, allowing for bidirectional tuned FM without cross-modulation or feedback.
    • The Partials control acts as both an amplitude and timbre modifier for Odd and Even harmonic outputs. It begins with silence at the lowest setting and gradually adds lower, middle, and high harmonics, reaching full amplitude based on the current spectrum at maximum. This alternate increase of odd and even harmonics adds versatility, particularly in stereo setups.
    • Each side of the Make Noise Spectraphon features Sine and Sub/CV outputs. The Sine wave output consistently oscillates at the core frequency set by Pitch, irrespective of mode or other outputs. The Sub/CV output serves as an Envelope Follower in SAM or generates a sub-octave waveform in SAO.
    • The B side of the Make Noise Spectraphon can be set to Follow or Sync, enabling creative possibilities. Follow adjusts B's pitch relative to A's frequency, ideal for dual oscillator patches and tuned FM. Sync not only follows but hard syncs B to A, transforming B's pitch controls into combined pitch/timbre modifiers.
    • Whether in SAM or SAO mode, the Pitch, FM, Partials, Follow/Sync, and Sine wave outputs function consistently, allowing the Make Noise Spectraphon to act as a dual "complex" oscillator, even when the two sides operate differently. Think of it as a complex oscillator fueled by external sound, opening a universe of sound design possibilities.

In conclusion, the Make Noise Spectraphon is a digital/analog musical instrument designed to unleash your creativity. It's a powerhouse module that's ready to elevate your modular synth setup to new heights. Please note that the Make Noise Spectraphon is not intended for laboratory use but is built to inspire and empower musicians and sonic explorers alike.

Explore the limitless sonic possibilities of modular synths with the Make Noise Spectraphon today. Elevate your sound, and let your creativity soar!

  • Dual Spectral Oscillator
  • Real-time Spectral Analysis and Resynthesis
  • Two Operating Modes Per VCO:
    • SAM (Spectral Amplitude Modulation): Modulate the amplitude of even and odd harmonics based on the input signal, allowing for dynamic and evolving timbral exploration.
    • SAO (Spectral Array Oscillation): Experience classic VCO operation, where the sampled input signal can also serve as the foundation for your sonic creations.
    • Comprehensive Controls:
      • Per Channel: Coarse and fine-tuning controls, slide, focus, and partials (each with CV input and bipolar attenuator) for precise spectral analysis and overtone structure shaping.
      • Pitch and Clock Inputs: Easily integrate the Spectraphon into your modular setup for synchronized and harmonious compositions.
      • Signal Input with Level Control: Fine-tune your incoming audio source to achieve the desired tonal character.
      • Four Audio Outputs: Experience your sonic creations through four distinct audio outputs, opening up possibilities for multi-channel soundscapes.
      • FM Modulation Bus with CV Inputs: Harness the power of frequency modulation to sculpt your soundscape, with CV inputs for dynamic control over modulation intensity.
      • VCO B Synchronizable to VCO A: Achieve synchronized and harmonically rich sounds by syncing VCO B to VCO A.
      • Specifications:
        • Power Consumption: 230mA (+12V) / 55mA (-12V)
        • Width: 34 U
        • Depth: 36 mm