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.
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Repost all the way from Moscow ⭐️⚡️@teriaevamaria ⚡️⭐️ @4ms_company is going to present a power synth Spherical Wavetable Navigator soon, I'm happy to share my first SWN demo with you, it’s really super interesting module! aaand I especially love the little case ah оказалась в числе первых пользовательниц и теперь рада поделиться с вами своими демо (пожалуйста, средневековая музыка). мне ещё конечно нравится этот маленький аккуратный кейс, теперь этот мощный шестиголосый синт ещё и мобильный! #4msswn #4ms #modularsynth #mariateriaeva
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.