Lo-fi & vintage analog and digital emulation
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- Lo-fi & vintage analog and digital emulation
Your Woovebox comes with various ways of emulating vintage gear, whether analog or digital.
Your Woovebox is able to emulate the sounds of classic 60s and 70s gear based on subtractive synthesis, as well as more esoteric methods from the era like hard oscillator sync. Oscillators and envelope generators can be given a subtle drift that these synths are known for (14/'Styl'/'Osc Styl' set to any of the 'Anl' modes on the Osc1/Osc2 pages). Oscillators can be configured to be free running (set 11/'Ph.Sty'/'PhsE Strt' to 0 and 12/'Ph.rn'/'PhsE rngE' to 100% on the Osc1/Osc2 pages). All this combined provides a warmer, more organic/analog sound that is - if you want it - never 100% exactly the same and cannot be replicated by samples.
Your Woovebox' digital filters were modeled on an analog Moog-like diode ladder filter design, and implements switchable saturation that these designs were known for (11/'Satu'/'Saturate' on the Glob page). As a result, the filters sound warmer and have qualities that are more useful for sound design of vintage-like and organic timbres. A number of different filter "flavors" exist to help dial in analog sounds easier.
In a similar vein, your Woovebox was built to synthesize analog-sounding drum sounds from scratch, emulating the analog circuitry behind the 80s drum sounds that are used in EDM to this day. Here too, the sounds your Woovebox produces can be made to - just like the vintage analog drum computers - never be 100% the same on every trigger.
Your Woovebox is able to downsample oscillators (and thus any user samples as well) and/or reduce bit depth. Downsampling results in that crunchy sound, while bit-depth reduction results in that subtle hiss in the softer parts of samples, caused by the introduced quantization error. This lets you quickly dial in the sound of, for example, early 80s drum computers or that of early home computers and gaming consoles. It is also possible to disable anti-aliasing for those quintessential extra harmonics found in early digital synthesis.
Crucially, your Woovebox can "de-crunchify" these oscillators (and user samples) again, to make them sound like they were played back by the early "professional" samplers from the late 80s and early 90s. This process faithfully emulates the signal path and its transition from "coarse" digital into the "smooth" analog domain, emulating the analog filtering circuitry that often was added after the Digital-to-Analog-Converters (DACs) to in an attempt to hide or ameliorate the digital artefacts from the raw DAC output.
Here too, the sounds your Woovebox produces can be made to - just like the vintage analog drum computers - never be 100% the same on every trigger.
If you wish to make your Woovebox sample playback sound like vintage 16-bit console or computers, force the Spectrum Quality (5/'Qlty'/'Spct Qlty' on a track's 'GLob' page) for your track to 25% resolution.
And everything in between
The inclusion of 16 different algorithms and 17 different oscillator models, most eras are covered in terms of timbres and sounds. In addition to virtual analog, your Woovebox will perform AM and FM-synthesis as popular in the early 80s, LA-like synthesis from the later 80s, while also including a late 90s super saw model.
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- Songs (under The very basics)
To select a song to work on, hold Play and press 1-16 to select Song 1-16.
- Factory reset (under Boot modes)
To reset your Woovebox to its factory settings, keep the 4/Ar key as well as value knob pressed while switching on the device.
- Delete all samples (under Boot modes)
To delete all samples on your Woovebox, keep the 3/Ld key as well as value knob pressed while switching on the device.