The new module builders from Finland have brought the Demon Core Oscillator - powerful 16-VCOs in one module. After the wonderful and positively cheesy initial performance, the workshop continued with an exploration of the features and concepts behind the first Supercritical Synthesizers product. Also, Timo and Heiki revealed some of their favorite tricks!
The Doepfer A-111-6 contains a complete monophonic synthesizer with one oscillator, a -24dB low-pass filter, a VCA and a voltage controllable envelope generator. The synthesizer voice is internally pre-patched, so you only need to connect CV and Gate to play it. The VCO offers sawtooth, triangle and rectangle with pulse width modulation. In addition, the balance control allows you to add a sub-oscillator or external input. Despite its small size, this voice offers many options and a powerful sound!
It features two filters and two overdrive sections.
As usual at Touellskouarn it has a Breton name: Ar Merc’het Brao means The pretty girls.
It can be used with a stereo signal or with two mono signals. The pedale is modular as well as guitar friendly.
The filters are resonant with a slope of -12dB. A switch allows to switch each filter from LowPass to HighPass. The filter cutoffs are voltage controlled thanks to dedicated CV inputs. Additionnaly the Ar Merc’het Brao features global controls for cutoff and resonance.
Both overdrive sections offer the classic and well known TouellSkouarn distortion sound.