DIY Braids (Black Magpie)
magpie modular diy braids
black mirror, sandblasted celtic knots panel, 16hp
This is a lasercut 1/16" aluminum panel that is powder coated then sandblasted with a custom design followed by a UV cured printing of text on top. The combination is both visually pleasing and highly durable.
pcb+panel bundle includes the panel and the synthCube pcb, blue pcb material and immersion gold finish
full kit includes everything you need, and the processor is pre-flashed with the latest firmware at the time of kitting
Braids is a voltage-controlled monophonic digital sound source.
Sound source… like an oscillator? Not really.
Most of the timbres it generates are so complex that approaching them with a classic analog modular setup would require a full case of oscillators, filters, VCAs, waveshapers and ring-modulators – that’s why we call it a macro-oscillator – intricate digital synthesis algorithms wrapped in oscillator’s clothes.
Each algorithm is controlled by two continuously variable parameters, TIMBRE and COLOR, both of them voltage controllable.
Instead of being directly assigned to the intricate details of the synthesis algorithm, they work as meta-parameters going through all the sweet spots.
Very often, these parameters simultaneously affect several dimensions of timbre, creating very complex movements which would be hard to generate with a traditional setup.