The Spherical Wavetable Navigator (SWN) is a six-channel synthesizer that makes it easy to create slowly morphing drones, polyphonic melodies, evolving sequences, and rich textures.
TheSWNfeatures six wavetable oscillators with independent pitch, level, and waveform controls. Six LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) can be used as modulation sources and/or envelopes, making it easy to add dynamic motion to your patch. Each channel is a full voice and can be “played” using the top row of buttons, the internal LFOs, or note-change detection on the 1V/oct jacks. TheSWNships with 12 three-dimensional (spherical) wavetables and an easy interface which allows you to record and edit custom wavetables from live audio. Open-source software for Mac, Windows, and Linux called SphereEdit can be freely downloaded and allows you to use your computer to create, edit, and convert .wav files into Spherical wavetables to transfer into theSWNwith an audio cable.
Power: 185mA @+12v / 30mA @-12v
Pitch controls All pitch features can be controlled globally or per-channel.
Octave: shifts pitch of channel(s) up or down by octaves
Transpose: shifts pitch of channel(s) up or down by semitones
Fine+Transpose: shifts pitch of channel(s) up or down by micro-tonal amounts
Scale: selects quantization: major, minor, semitones, or no quantization
Spread: Creates chords by spreading channel pitches apart
Fine+Spread: Detunes each channel a different amount for phasing effects
1V/oct jacks: pitch control jack for each channel
Transpose jack: global 1V/oct pitch
Spread CV jack: global chord selection
LFO/envelope controls All LFO features can be controlled globally or per-channel.
LFO Output jacks: each channel has a dedicated LFO/envelope output jack
LFO Speed: Rate/tempo of each LFO. Divides/Multiplies main clock by integer amounts unless Fine button is pressed. In audio range, adjusts by semitones