A CV-controlledoverdrive circuitcapable of wavefolding.
A clean12dB/octave multimode filterself-oscillating cleanly across the audio range.
Times two. And this could have stopped here.
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What sets Blades apart is that options commonly presented as multiple choices (low-pass or high-pass? serial or parallel?) are presented hereas a continuum, ready to be explored at the twist of a knob or with a CV.
The filter response is continuously variable between low-pass, band-pass and high-pass, and delivers intermediate shelving responses, for more nuanced spectral coloring.
A dual crossfader circuit allows the routing between the two filters to smoothly vary fromsingletoparalleltoseries.
Originally thought as a complex filter, Blades turns out to be capable of much more:
Adual distortionwith spectral color control?
Anoscillator mixerwith crossfading, wavefolding, and enough filtering to clean up the mess?
Avoice, using one filter as an oscillator, then distorting, folding it and filtering it with the second filter?