The plaits is a macro-oscillator.

229,00  TTC

Availability: Out of stock

Plaits is the worthy successor to the Braids. The module features up to 16 synthesis algorithms and has been redesigned from scratch. This means no more screen for a better and more simple workflow.
Each algorithm can be edited thanks to three CV inputs enabling the Plaits to be very modulable and versatile. It possible to browse the synthesis algorithms back and forward and there is an onboard low-pass-gate as well as a mod envelope.
Those changes provide the Plaits with a much accurate and net sound than its predecessor. It is therefore possible to achieve extreme drums in a “Richard devine style”.


16 deep synthesis models:

  • 8 synthesis models for pitched sounds

-Pair of continuously variable waveforms (virtual analog).
-Variable slope triangle oscillator processed by a waveshaper and wavefolder.
-2-operator FM with continuously variable feedback path.
-Two independently controllable formants modulated by a variable shape window (VOSIM, Pulsar, Grainlet, Casio CZ-style filter sweeps).
-24-harmonic additive oscillator.
-Wavetable oscillator with four banks of 8×8 waves, with or without interpolation.
-Chord generator, with divide down string/organ emulation or wavetables.
-A collection of speech synthesis algorithms (formant filter, SAM, LPC), with phoneme control and formant shifting. -Several banks of phonemes or segments of words are available.

  • 8 synthesis models for noise and percussions

-Granular sawtooth or sine oscillator, with variable grain density, duration and frequency randomization.
-Clocked noise processed by a variable shape resonant filter.
-8 layers of dust/particle noise processed by resonators or all-pass filters.
-Extended Karplus-Strong (aka Rings’ red mode), with white or dust noise excitation.
-Modal resonator (aka Rings’ green mode), with mallet or dust noise excitation.
-Analog kick drum emulation (two flavors).
-Analog snare drum emulation (two flavors).
-Analog high-hat emulation (two flavors).

Dual output:

-The AUX output carries a variant, sidekick or by-product of the main signal.
-Patch both OUT and AUX to Warps for weird hybridization experiments!

Internal or external modulations:

-Dedicated CV input for synthesis model selection. No need to activate a mysterious META mode!
-An internal decay envelope is normalled to the TIMBRE, FM and MORPH CV inputs: the amount of internal modulation is directly adjusted with the attenuverters.

Internal low-pass gate (LPG):

-Dedicated LEVEL CV input controlling the amplitude and brightness of the output signal.
-The internal LPG can also be directly plucked by the trigger input.
-Two parameters of the LPG can be adjusted: amount of low-pass filtering (VCFA to VCA), and response time of the virtual vactrol.

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