Vintage Oscillators found!

  • The Octavius Wavetable is comprised of 6 different Vintage Sawtooths, each one an octave above the next. The wavetable fades very smoothly from the lowest octave all the way up to 2' octave. I thought all the wavetables were based on sine harmonics, but this is not true. When it's index is modulated by an LFO, you get the most amazing pad sounds.


    [Blocked Image: http://www.bobborries.com/Tutorials/OctaviusExample.jpg]


    Below is a Sonogram of the swept wavetable, left to right is time, at the bottom is low frequencies and as you make your way to the top the frequencies go higher and higher. Sawtooths contain all harmonics so you see all harmonic bands at the beginning, the dark black line at the bottom (C1) indicates fundamental frequency of the perceived note, the lines get thinner the higher you go up, and the upper harmonics get fainter. At C2 the line is darkest, same for the rest, C3,C4,C5 and finally C6.


    [Blocked Image: http://www.bobborries.com/Tutorials/OctaviusSonogram.jpg]


    Other vintage Oscillators to try are Eat Pulse, a crazy PWM type sound and Filtered Sqr, a filtered square wave (TR-606?), there's others and I'll have a detailed PDF examining all the wavetables, as well as the spectral waveshapes coming soon.

  • I posted this in the feature requests thread so I won't repeat myself too much.


    Using sMexoscope and my ears, I couldn't see or hear any significant difference between the Octavius waves (at any octave) and the Virus classic saw. But playing around I found that some of the other wavetable oscillators were lovely, fat and rich sounding.


    Octavius looks like a useful wavetable, but I don't think it's emulating vintage oscillators - I'd expect radical differences in wave shapes. But I'm more than happy to be proved wrong if you can point out those differences.

  • I posted this in the feature requests thread so I won't repeat myself too much.


    Using sMexoscope and my ears, I couldn't see or hear any significant difference between the Octavius waves (at any octave) and the Virus classic saw. But playing around I found that some of the other wavetable oscillators were lovely, fat and rich sounding.


    Octavius looks like a useful wavetable, but I don't think it's emulating vintage oscillators - I'd expect radical differences in wave shapes. But I'm more than happy to be proved wrong if you can point out those differences.


    It sure looks like the MiniMoog Sawtooth to me, (is it a coincidence that the Mini had a 5 octave switch) by the way modulating the octavius table makes incredible sounding pads, classier than hypersaws.

  • It's the same saw as the classic saw oscillator. The only reason that it looks like the minimoog saw is because by defaut there is a little bit of analog boost. Take analog boost intensity to 0% and you're back with a 100% digital saw with the classic or octavius oscillator.

  • Wow, things are getting really interesting!

    -Windows 10 Pro 64bit DAW (Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero + i9-9900)

    -Steinberg Cubase 10 + Steinberg CC121 Controller
    -Steinberg MR816 CSX + Behringer ADA8200
    -iConnectivity MIO10
    -Virus TI2 P0lar
    -Waldorf Pulse (1)
    -Waldorf Blofeld

    -Yamaha AN1x
    -Yamaha Reface DX
    -Clavia Nord Modular G1 Expanded

    -Moog Minitaur
    -Maschine MK3

    -Elektron Octatrack MKII

    -Adam A7X
    https://soundcloud.com/daksha

  • This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your findings–definitely looking forward to the PDF.


    Cheers.

    iMac 5K (Late 2014, i7 24GB RAM) | OSX 10.10.5 | Virus TI | KIWI-106 | Logic 10.2 | Ableton 9.5 Suite | Kontrol S49 | Apogee Quartet

  • Considering the original post is 4 years old, I wouldn't hold my breath <img src="http://www.virus.info/library/wcf4/images/smilies/smile.png" alt=":)" />


    Ha! Serves me right for not paying attention to the time/date stamp on the post. :)

    iMac 5K (Late 2014, i7 24GB RAM) | OSX 10.10.5 | Virus TI | KIWI-106 | Logic 10.2 | Ableton 9.5 Suite | Kontrol S49 | Apogee Quartet