Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend
Something made me think of my Complete Bass Synth module today, and I don’t recall what the catalyst was, but I started digging in and making changes, until I had improved the sound to a point where it really sounded much better to my ears, and I was more happy with it than I had previously been, when I called it done haha!
As I was finishing up, and adjusting tags and a few other things, I realized that I had completely changed the way that the oscillators are, from using reverb and a mix of two oscillators per effect node, to now using a delay instead, which mimics a technique Erica Synth uses for their Fusion VCO module, which uses a vacuum tube, and a BBD to achieve the sound of more oscillators in the module’s output.
I really like the sound of that module (in my Eurorack setup), so I set out to try and mimic it, which I feel like I did a decent job doing. That is what the Oscillator Crunch knob
-->)osc(<-- on the front panel, just above the envelope of the filter graphic, controls as you turn it.
I also changed the sync settings of the 4 oscillators, where the first one is the leader, and the three following it, are locked in sync with that one (once again, not entirely sure if this is hard or soft sync, but it seems to sound better than the four of them being synced by an unrelated Phasor node).
Lastly, I changed the unrelated Phasor to control the shape shifting setting of each of the (now, instead of just two) four square wave oscillators, and then set up a dual stereo line that runs out of each pair of oscillators, and so there is a stereo signal going to the end, instead of a dual mono, that I simply duplicate at the end, like the previous iteration.
All in, I was going to call it v1.6, but based on how much I changed, it seems like a major revision of this module, so I am calling it “Complete Bass Synth v2.0”, and I hope anyone that downloads it will like it. I have attached the module and a demo whose settings I used to test my changes. I hope you will all like it! Let me know if you have any issues. Have a great weekend!
Complete Bass Synth v2.0 Demo.audulus (337.5 KB)