Cylonix Shapeshifter

Dual Complex Morphable Wavetable Digital VCO

The Deep End

Cylonix and Intellijel have collaborated to bring you a complex digital wavetable oscillator with an extensive FM synthesis engine. 1024 Waveforms, LFO Toggles for both oscillators, deep internal FM, preset sequencing and morphing, built-in delay, 64 band vocoder, analog wavefolder, chord mode, eight sync types, percussion mode, TZFM and so much more. You're in for years of exploration.

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$529.00

Any Shape Imagined…

Cylonix and Intellijel have collaborated to bring you a sophisticated and deeply complex digital wavetable oscillator with a refined FM synthesis engine. At the core of this module is a powerful FPGA board that has been pushed to the absolute max of its capabilities and crammed full of features.

Features

  • Preset sequencing and morphing
  • Extremely high resolution TZFM
  • Delay based resonator
  • 64 band vocoder mode
  • Special audiorate modulation modes (MOD A)
  • Analog wavefolder
  • Extensive Sync, Pulse and ModB options
  • Detuneable 8 note chords and tons more

Wavetables

Each VCO can select from 128 banks of wavetables , each with 8 individual 512-sample waveforms for a total of 1024 waves.
The choice of waveform within the currently selected bank is under voltage control. There is smooth interpolation between the waveforms within a bank, allowing a very wide range of different possible waveshapes.

Chords

Oscillator 1 can be operated in a CHORD mode, which runs 8 copies of the oscillator in parallel with adjustable detuning, leading to very fat, rich waveforms. The oscillators have extensive modulation capabilities including audio rate (98KHz) Frequency and Phase Modulation (FM and PM) via external sources. Nonlinear combination processes allow the outputs of the two oscillators to interact to generate complex timbres and sonic textures.
There are 64 user selectable chords.

Wavefolder

The Shapeshifter also includes analog wave folder circuitry to add analog warmth and metallic rasps to the digital oscillator output.
External signals can also be patched in and folded.

Presets

The module includes a sophisticated preset mode for storing up to 100 panel presets. These presets are not limited to mere passive storage of settings, however. Users can also step through, or sequence, the settings, either in order or randomly in response to pulses input to the external sync input. This gives the user the ability to generate complex sequences of sounds. The preset mode also allows the user to morph between the current panel settings and a preset providing a very powerful real-time performance tool.

SYNC

Eight Different sync modes: HARD, SOFT, REV, HOLD, BUMP, 2=1, 1=2, 1-SHOT, OFF
with the ability to internally sync to a sub oscillator.

PULSE

User selectable modes for the PULSE output:  OR, AND, XOR, GLCH, +OSC1, EOC, +OSC2, -OSC2, PWM, Square and Random.

MOD A Options: (Audio Rate Modulation)

COMBO IN, SHAPE IN, PHASEMOD, VOCODER, OSC1 SYNC, PRESET STEP.

MOD B Options (All With CV Control)

  • Combo modes for OSC1 and OSC2: NORMAL, RING, MIN, PONG, INLV, AND, XOR, GLCH
  • Waveform TILT
  • Chord mode overdrive
  • Delay depth and FB
  • Percussive mode decay time

Want to know more? Check out some of our Soundcloud demos.

Specs + Downloads

Width26HP
Depth44mm
Power195mA @ 12V
50mA @ -12V
ManualManual (v2.01)
FPGA Update Guide
FirmwareFPGA / Programmer (2.02)
ModularGridModularGrid