The Woovebox implements a novel unified synthesizer architecture.

The architecture is said the "unified", because despite being able to employ a wide range of synthesis techniques, the parameters and their fundamental behavior - with a few notable exceptions - don't really change. This makes it easier to learn sound design on your Woovebox, while also making it easier to understand how the same parameters behave differently in the context of different synthesis algorithms.

Aside from a special paraphonic mode that allows for sounding up to 4 notes at the same time, the Woovebox gives you one voice per track (note however, that it is possible for a track to use another tracks' voice settings via multi-instrument mode). The exception is the 'Cd'/chord track with a maximum of four full voices.

Once voice consists of;

  • 2x waveform sources (loosely defined as "oscillators" for convenience and convention) (see Osc1/Osc2 pages)
  • Per-oscillator amplitude control (AEG, ALFO) (see AMPL page)
  • Pitch control (legato, slide) and per-oscillator pitch LFOs (PLFO) with quantization effects (see Pich page)
  • Dynamics with side chain input and output as well as a compressor/limiter per voice (see dyna page)
  • multi-mode filter with FEG, FLFO (see FLtr page)
  • Distortion, saturation, bit-crush, as well as effect sends to reverb, delay 1, delay 2 and chorus units (see GLob page)

The two waveform sources can be individually configured to output;

  • basic (single cycle) waveforms such as the familiar sine, triangle, saw or square waves
  • complex multi-oscillator waveforms such as dual pitch sine, triangle, saw or square waves or 7-saw (aka "super saw") waveforms
  • user samples
  • incoming audio
  • delay 1 or delay 2 taps

The two waveform sources can also be combined to generate up to 4-note paraphonic chords. The ability for an 'Osc1' and 'Osc2' waveform sources to generate multiple combined oscillators at once (for example 7 detuned sawtooth waveforms in the case of choosing one of the Super Saw wave types), is the reason why the 2x waveform sources are only loosely defined as "oscillators"; mostly for convenience and conventional understanding of common synthesis architectures.

The modulated waveform sources are combined according to one of fourteen different algorithms (ranging from basic subtractive or FM synthesis to more esoteric algorithms like "sign conditional combine" or "exclusive OR").

After combining, the resulting signal is passed through the dynamics (compressor/limiter and sidechain) unit, filter, lo-fi unit, and finally passed to the mixer and global effects.

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