Clank is bringing two new modules to Superbooth; the Proteo stereo evolving oscillator and Axis comprehensive amplitude manager.
There are two oscillators tied together from a common pitch with elastic bands. You can push them apart with the Span control and feed in independent voltages to drive them down different paths. The waveforms can pulse and morph, and can be frozen or blended, resulting in something that is ever-changing.
It sounds very exciting, but all we’ve got so far is a mock-up of the front panel. There’s not a lot of labelling going on, so who knows what it’s all about? Are those mini displays at the bottom left? I am intrigued.
This is all about amplitude management. So, that means envelopes and shape control. Axis gives us morphable envelopes with controllable lengths that are injected into a selectable VCA or LPG. You then have a crossfader at the end of the chain to invert the stereo field. There’s something about plucked sounds, long swells and acoustic dampening and it appears to be very stereo in form, probably to match up with the Proteo.
We are in need of a lot more information!
- Clank website.