The 4MS Spherical Wavetable Navigator has become a thing of myth and legend. It featured in my “Whatever happened to…” article of 2017 and then again in 2018 as it was rumoured to emerge again last year. But now we have an actual release date, some demo clips and it’s looking very pretty.
4MS Spherical Wavetable Navigator (SWN)
There’s no official description of this module on their website but we can assume that it’s doing the same sort of thing that they’ve been telling us about at shows for all these years. There’s something about 6 wavetable oscillators moving about in a 3D spherical space. As you move about in that space you get a different mix of wavetable waveforms. There are 6 LFOs for modulation that are out of phase by 60 degrees and can be individually clocked. There’s something about transposition, globally and individually, and there’s a big knob within a circle of lights that does something really important.
The look and lighting scheme of the module has developed over time and it is now looking pretty amazing.
A number of video clips have appeared on Instagram which gives us a flavour of what’s coming.
And here’s some wavetable examples:
And of course, that all-important release date is the 3rd May 2019 just in time for Superbooth. The price is $599. Looking forward to some more comprehensive videos.
- Nothing on their website yet, try their Facebook page.