Sawer is a vintage modeling synthesizer, that cuts through the mix to
deliver precisely articulated and punchy sounds.
Sawer pays homage to the envelopes and filters of a rare 1980's Soviet
analog synthesizer, Polivoks. Maxx has devoted meticulous attention to
the detail of Sawer's filter and envelope designs, ensuring Sawer deli-
vers a unique sonic character reminiscent of the Polivoks hardware.
But Polivoks, like all analog synthesizers, wasn't without its problems.
Keeping the oscillators stable and in tune has been likened to 'moving
a pile of live frogs, by wheelbarrow', impossible! As Sawer is algo-
rithmic, this solves the problems of tuning and stability, however,
in the same way electrical component instability makes analog gear
unique (if not cranky), Sawer benefits from the 21st century equi-
valent, a coding error.
While programming the SAW oscillator, Maxx accidentally set some in-
correct variables and immediately the sound gained bass, acquired some
light but pleasing noise on the attack and an overall richer sonic
spectra. Maxx realized this was no mistake but a discovery and built
on this, adding some frequency modulation to give it a touch of analog
authenticity and so 'Sawer' was born.
*Main oscillator for subtractive synthesis: SAW shape with
*Sub oscillator (-2 to +2 octaves) with level, phase & detune controls.
*1 NOISE Oscillator.
*Variable polyphony (1 to 24 voices).
*8 voice UNISON with user-adjustable stereo panning, detune and 'Octaver'.
*SYNC & RING frequency modulation.
*2 ADSR envelope generators (one user-assignable to modulation parameters).
*4 FILTER modes - low pass (24 & 12 dB/Oct), band pass and high pass.
*Chorus, Phaser, Delay & Reverb effects
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