Studio Electronics – Boomstar Modular Quadnic
QUADNIC reps. our 2nd collobaration with SpaceHardware—a deeply featured 12hp module with four digital oscillators—each with a selection of 64 waveforms, 7 different processing modes including phase distortion and wave sequencing, and a dedicated volt per octave input. In unison mode, all 4 OSCs can be played via the 1st 1V/O input, by 1V/O inputs 1-4, and widely detuned, or switched to a preset chord formation—a major move beyond the ‘one note samba’ monophonic, module choreography we all know and mainly love, but… scooch over Grainy, Quadnic is cookin’ up digi-vittles for four. “Come ‘n’ git it!” and stay in record: the Quadnic is non-programmable; when the power recycles, the Quad defaults to voice 1 active with current pot positions. All edits are live; all edits are volitale. Exciting. Always fresh.
The Four Oscillator Structure image gets one into the weeds of the sound; if you prefer a purely horizontally oriented vector/text-based V2 pdf (click there), or view the V1 Designers’ Tutorial Video.
Aliens in the Amazon (a Tom Oberheim/TVS Pro team-up) is definitely worth a listen…
Quadnic Version 2 pdfs outline the expressive 12-2-16 features—thanks Bastl Instruments for the dramatic Master Mode functionality/expansion suggestions, which we had the good sense to implement near immediately. Control of all the OSCs parameters globally without sacrificing individual CV control is now a reality: essentially a sensible polyphonic mode with individual CV control. Previous OS Master Modes used only OSC 1 as the controlling CV—the additional mode uses all 4 controlling CVs. Changing stronger together.