More noise from the madcap world of Ellistronics. Developing the Data Distortion synthesis Ellis discovered in the StarCruncher we now have the monstrous Panic Voice Data-Distort Oscillator. This time it’s not a one-off, there are 7 of these things. Where will the madness end?
It looks weirdly like the butchered headstock of a guitar, there also doesn’t seem to be any end to the depths of his creative enclosure design. It’s a digital synthesizer based around “data distortion” synthesis which is very much like controlling and manipulating a barely contained sonic explosion. It’s generated by crashing multiple over-sized waveform data arrays into a single audio stream. Each data array represents complex organic shapes forced to compete for the same digital space.
The controls give you the illusion of authority over the gain of three forms. You can then manipulate the relationship between the forms, the strength with which they collide while surfing the frequencies in play. The wavetables battle and terrorise each other in wildly unexpected ways. You’re never quite sure what you’ll come up with when playing with an Ellistronics synthesizer.
Check out the video below for an example of the chaos but be warned, it’s really not a very nice experience. There’s only a few left for £69.52 each, so if noise is your thing and Data Distortion is something you enjoy then act fast.