Analog morphing like a wave-table synth? Yes you can, and here’s how

Wavetable synths are a lot of fun but strictly digital. Is it possible to create one that’s completely analog, for analog waveforms and sounds? Well, I wouldn’t be asking if not.

This clip shows you how.

The basic idea is quite simple. If you plug two analog waveforms into a mixer, you can morph between the two waveforms (and sounds) by applying different mix levels to each source. If your mixer has an inverter, you can also subtract one waveforms from another.

If you add a VCA to the mix (pun not avoided) then you can modulate the different mix levels using an LFO or envelop, and have your sound evolve gradually.

All of this applies both to simple and complex waveforms.

Finally, if you want gradually to morph across multiple waveforms, a module like Doepfer’s A-144, connected to a VCA comes in really handy for morphing through up to four waveforms.

Gear used in this clip:

Moog Mother 32
Voicas 248 VCA and Mixvert8r:
Doepfer A-144
Maths by Make Noise
Z-3000 from Tiptop Audio

0:00 Intro
0:25 Digital wavetables
0:45 Morphing two waves
2:00 Creating a sharktooth
2:45 How about four?
3:15 Adding inversion
3:30 Modulating the mix
5:00 Morphing four waves
6:05 Simple analog wavetable
6:45 Complex waveforms
9:45 More ideas

2 thoughts on “Analog morphing like a wave-table synth? Yes you can, and here’s how

  1. Well, is wave morphing the same thing as mixing two sources on a mixer? I didnt think so. But please explain if you think it is.

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