Direct digital synthesis
… and some additional features
Inputs and outputs
Trigger input (required for the simulations which require an onset/excitation impulse, or to trigger the internal AD envelope).
V/Oct CV input.
Exponential FM CV input, with attenuverter. This uses a finer conversion resolution than the V/Oct input, making it suitable for subtle modulations with a resolution of 1 cent.
Timbre CV input with attenuverter.
Color CV input.
Braids is a voltage-controlled monophonic digital sound source.
Sound source… like an oscillator? Not really.
Most of the timbres it generates are so complex that approaching them with a classic analog modular setup would require a full case of oscillators, filters, VCAs, waveshapers and ring-modulators – that’s why we call it a macro-oscillator – intricate digital synthesis algorithms wrapped in oscillator’s clothes.
Each algorithm is controlled by two continuously variable parameters, Timbre and Color, both of them voltage controllable. Very often, these parameters simultaneously affect several dimensions of timbre, creating very complex movements which would be hard to generate with a traditional setup.