Radikal Technologies released RT-311 Swarm Oscillator Eurorack module

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Radikal Technologies announced today the availability of the RT-311 Swarm Oscillator, an DSP-driven Eurorack compatible oscillator module. The company announced already on SuperBooth 2016 this module but now it’s available worldwide. I got a presentation at the NAMM show this year and I was really impressed by the sound quality and very unique features. 

The RT-311 can store up to 8 memory setups with 8 snapshots each, holding all oscillator settings and memorises them even after powering down your modular synth. One highlight of this module is the opportunity to interpolate between these parameter snaphots. Interpolation can be controlled with an external control voltage or with a built in LFO. The speed of the internal LFO can be controlled with an external control voltage as well. The interpolator has even an external output to interpolate one parameter of an attached module. Both oscillators can built swarms of oscillator clones. Up to 16 Oscillators are running simultaneously at the highest setting. The detune knob changes the pitch of all oscillator clones between ultra slow oscillator frequency beating effects and multiple frequency drones and chords. The swarm can be pitched in musical intervals, chords, clusters or fat detunes. The swarm tuning can be stored into the snapshots too. That allows for to built up to 8 different chords with different sound settings one can change while playing in a setup.

Both oscillator swarms have independent outputs. If one sets the exponential FM inputs depth to maximum, the inputs run with Volt per Octave scaling. The oscillator swarms can then be used like two independent Synth voices. The scale inputs can also get quantized to musical scales. That makes it easy to control the swarm from a step sequencer. Just select the root key with the tune knob and a pentatonic scale and turn the knobs of your sequencer for always matching tonal sequences.

The RT-311 Swarm Oscillator is available for purchase at an MSRP of 598€ (in Europe) and $659 USD (in the US).

More Informations here: Radikal Technologies RT-311 Swarm Oscillator

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