Almost as though it was found in the back of a damp garage after decades of neglect, HS has created Oscillosine. Reminiscent of an oddball inventor’s strange homebrew creation, Oscillosine is designed to conjour the sights, sounds and smells of a 1940s experimenter’s laboratory… glowing valves, otherworldly audio and maybe a hint of pipe tobacco. The samples for Oscillosine are taken from a vintage tube Hewlett Packard sine wave test oscillator estimated to date back to the 50s or 60s, maybe earlier. Oscillosine uses Kontakt’s advanced modular synthesis facilities to create a compact sonic laboratory machine capable of producing authentic sci-fi and vintage electronica blips and bleeps and klings and klangs and drones and squeals as well as smooth pads, solid sub-basses, mellow leadlines, etc., suitable for more modern musical genres.
The user interface is modelled on an old Tektronics oscilloscope and might look a bit inscrutable and arcane at first but is actually quite simple. On the other hand, its rather non-standard layout encourages experimentation and serendipity to create sounds that are maybe unimaginable. It’s certainly great fun to play with.
It features a valve driven sine wave oscillator offering a few variations which are shown on the CRT and can be modulated by a multi-wave LFO providing simultaneous sine, ramp, random and a variable width rectangle or pulse waveforms and all the waveforms can be mixed to create a wide range of control waveshapes that can be applied to pitch and/or amplitude. For example….
* 44.1 kHz/24-bit samples
* Valve generated waveforms
* Envelope sweep of pitch
* Multi-wave LFO with mixable control waveforms
* Ring Mod and FM for dissonant textures
* Polyphonic and monophonic play modes
* 3-Band EQ
* Phaser, chorus, rotary cabinet and echo effects
* Convolution reverb featuring vintage spring reverbs