Short Dreamboat Sample and hold video
Dreamboat fed a sample a hold CV
The Dreamboat is a dual chaotic oscillator with 2x CV inputs, a Gate output with adjustable threshold, and two sets of X and Y outputs. There are two oscillator sections to the module, the top half is an audio rate chaotic oscillator and the lower half outputs LFO rate signals. With its five outputs, the Dreamboat allows you to connect to plenty of modules all at once, allowing all kinds of modulation and listening possibilities.When used with an oscilloscope or a scope program in X/Y mode, the Dreamboat allows you to view its chaotic attractors in realtime.
Allowing for unique rhythms through the use of the gate output, a typical setup might see the Dreamboat involved in a few feedback loops while controlling an ADSR and a VCA with its gate output. When used with TIP-TOP’s special dual cables, hearing AND viewing the Dreamboat at the same time is a snap.
The Dreamboat is easy to use, just turn the knobs until the Chaos starts, then add modulation, cross-couple the two sections, and bring in a VCO or Noise module. For even more far out sounds, we recommend the use of two or even three Dreamboats for a truly powerful setup. Though the Dreamboat is not an oscillator in a way you might be used to, it will push you into new musical directions.
From subtle to destructive, from scary to absurd, the Dreamboat is a strange bird.
Use the Dreamboat to create everything from strange fogs to banging pots and pans, use it to explore Chaos or simply to have a truly unique module in your setup.
Snazzy FX recommends Gleick’s classic book CHAOS for those who want to know a bit more about what is going on behind the scenes in this module.