by Robin Vincent | Approximate reading time: 1 Minute
Shakmat Banshee Set and Mod Medusa

Shakmat Banshee Set and Mod Medusa  ·  Source: Shakmat


The VCO is called Banshee Set and is thru-zero with variable shape morphing whereas the Mod Medusa LFO is an algo-rhythmic modulation source.


Banshee Set

This is an analogue oscillator that can give you the regular waveforms on separate outputs, but also offers a varishape output with a continuously variable and CV controllable morphing waveform from sine to triangle to sawtooth to square. There’s also a 1 or 2-octave sub oscillator in there too. The thru-zero capabilities make it great as a carrier or modulator for FM synthesis and via a switch, it can become a bi-polar LFO.

As a first go at a VCO Shatmat certainly pack in the features and the possibility of weirdness.


Mod Medusa

This LFO can produce variable period waveforms synced to rhythmic patterns generated by a number of algorithms. These include algorithms such as Euclidean and White and Knight’s Gallop. It has 4 outputs which feature correlated LFOs offering a polyrhythmic feel. It can all be twisted and messed about with the symmetry and waveform parameters.

What do they do again?

I think both these modules need to be seen to be understood properly as a text description doesn’t really bring them alive. Shakmat will be in booth W380 at Superbooth so hopefully, a bit of a demonstration will emerge during the show.

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Shakmat Banshee Set and Mod Medusa

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