The story

Christian gave us 12 Oscillators from his Colossus. So I wondered what a few thousand would sound like…

So here are 9,216 Sawtooth oscillators arranged in neat ‘virtual mic’ groups of 1,024, starting at ‘Normal’, and getting more and more detuned as you go to the right, plus a final ‘Distant’ virtual mic to take the count from 8,192 to the full 9,216. That’s a lot of oscillators!

That’s a mere nine thousand, two hundred and sixteen oscillators.

You should start by turning all the virtual mics down except for the ‘Normal’ one, which should be set at about half volume. As you add in more mics, you may need to reduce the levels to avoid overloading…

Please, whatever you do, do not put all the mics above half way and then play a C0 loudly with the Attack set to 0! You have been warned.

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  • Perfect for what it wants to offer

    From a crazy lead synth sound to a warm pad, this patch can really do everything and anything. It does a good job of giving you all the options you need to play around, create something unique, but also, to have fun! Very versatile, amazingly sampled and executed, and generously for free.

    Alex Raptakis01 November 2021
  • Warm, versatile synth to play with!

    I think this is very interesting synth!! It has lots of parameters so you can tweak the sound like wobble/insane...etc as well. It does give an interesting spice to the project.

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • Extremely versatile...

    This synthesizer is extremely versatile and great for building strong, underlying chords that many compositions need. The tone control is very useful and can take the sound from a soft and smooth tone to a large and powerful driving one. I also particularly like the "impact" that the synthesizer has at the beginning of each note which is great for big drops and hits. This paired with your Straight Maths pad would be perfect together for a synth-based composition. Great job!

    Christopher13 October 2021
  • Interesting concept, not what I expected

    This library presents a really interesting concept. The result isn't what I expected. The synth has a very full and hick texture, yet it is decidedly digital in nature, and you can hear an effect which is similar to scanning through various wave shapes in a wavetable synthesizer. For better or for worse, it lacks analog warmth. That character is further reinforced by the fact that the aforementioned scanning sound repeats each time you play a key and there are no round robins at least none that I can hear. I think this sound definitely has interesting applications, and I think there are a lot of places this would come in handy. It's just not what I expected.

    Sam EcoffSamplist 28 October 2021
  • Very Tweakable

    Although this doesn't really inspire me in the way many of the synths and pads on piano book do made from organic material its very versatile and allows you to achieve many different sounds. The GUI is very tweak able. The synth sounds themselves are good but just don't dont inspire me that much personally. Its an interesting concept though

    septemberwalk04 November 2021
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