This is just a comparison between the Minimoog Model D and the Voyager’s different waveforms.
>> “I realize after making this that one can’t really compare one synth’s saw to another’s square.”
Background video description:
I fired up my oscilloscope to show you some of the basic waveforms you will find in Eurorack VCOs. Let’s see what happens to them, when filtered, mixed, bit-crushed, etc.
Here we can see and hear the waveform generated by combining the triangle and square wave lfo from the Moog cp-251 with the square wave LFO from the Voyager. This is then sent to the Synthesizers.com Q106 oscillator.
In a fairly non-musical environment (straight note on, without a single inch of grace), a simple investigation on waveforms and their treatmens on Arturia MicroBrute. Ultrasaw, Pulse Width, Metal Triangle; plus Subosc and Fifth third harmonic suboscillation. No musical efforts, just waveform (be careful).
Here’s how to use the Octatrack to draw custom audio waveforms like can be done on the classic Fairlight CMI. You can then use your custom-drawn waves in the Octatrack, Monomachine, or other audio gear.
To see the original Fairlight making custom waveforms:
Example of creating visually understand the “light pen” (wand) and a sound change some parameters or effects.
More info here : http://mustudio.fr