Back when I was young (2016), I was doing a lot of sound design that required beat-synchronized LFO’s… Now that I’m old (2017), I rarely use beat-synchronized LFOs — preferring to let them drift and beat against one another.
Those of you who are into tight, danceable, percolating rhythms would probably delight in having 4 beat-sync’d LFO’s in a single module. So I might as well sell you mine.
I must admit, I’m on the fence about selling this one — sure I have plenty of LFO’s (syncable and un-syncable), but this one has a very special attribute: it’s a UNIPOLAR LFO. For those who don’t know what this means, a brief description:
Most LFO’s are bipolar. This means, when you use them to modulate something, the high cycle of the LFO waveform will increase the value of the parameter you’re modulating, while the low cycle of the LFO waveform will decrease the value of the parameter you’re modulating. Let’s assume you use a bipolar LFO to modulate pitch. You tune your oscillator to a “C”, then send it a square wave LFO. The oscillator will then switch back and forth between two pitches on either side of “C.” For example, you might hear a trill that wavers back and forth between a high “E” and a low “Ab”. You won’t ever hear your original pitch “C”. A unipolar LFO, on the other hand, only modulates the signal in ONE direction. So, in the above example, a unipolar sq wave LFO sent to an oscillator tuned to “C” would trill between “C” and “E”. This makes Unipolar LFOs somewhat easier to deal with (in some instances). Technically (as is always the case), one would like to have both types in their rack. In my case, the QPLFO is the only unipolar LFO in it, so once I sell it, I’ll have to use additional external modules to convert my bipolar LFO’s to unipolar.
Sorry for the excursion into theory. I will now return this ad to its previous function: selling.
CAD$349. And yes, I’m the original owner. Smoke free studio only. etc…