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The Wave Junction

“The Wave Junction was inspired by Sonicstate & Meta’s large collection of classic synthesisers (analogue and digital). Based on years of synthesis experience, we put all of our favourite features into her to create one of the most versatile software synthesisers available in the Max for Live format.”

Phelan Kane - Developer

Innovative Sound Design

Explore uncharted landscapes. Create unique bespoke sounds that stand out from the crowd. The combination of ten user selectable wave-shapes via two independent oscillators, two noise sources, three state variable filters and a comprehensive twelve slot modulation matrix that features fourteen sources and thirty destinations allow for unheard sonic explorations. The Wave Junction is semi-modular in its design! As a paraphonic synth, the Wave Junction can play up to four voices – its oscillator section is polyphonic – but it each voice shares the same filter network and modulation sources.
  • Two tunable band limited oscillator featuring saw, pulse, negsawPW, triangle, sine, supasaw, supasqr, supatri, supasine and wavetable waveshapes
  • Sixteen wavetables with option to create bespoke wavetables via the forthcoming free Wave Weld device
  • Extended pulse width modulation via negsawPW waveshape with phase shift and frequency ratio controls
  • Pulse width for pulse and supasqr waveshapes
  • Oscillator FM based on key tracked sine waveshape. Ratio, depth & width controls

Sculpt Your Timbre

The Wave Junction features three independent state variable filters, each with independent controls. Using filtering, you can remove frequencies fed from the raw harmonics of the oscillators and the noise sources in a technique akin to sculpture. Each filter shares similar controls that allow a myriad of features allowing for complex timbre shaping. Two of the filters allow complex routing of both oscillators and both noise sources. A third master filter allows adaptation of the overall timbre produced by the Wave Junction.
  • Three resonant state variable filters with eight responses
  • Modelled on classic hardware
  • TB303: Diode 18dB lowpass
  • Mini Moog Model D: Transistor 24db lowpass
  • Lowpass, highpass and bandpass at 12dB and 24dB
  • Key tracking on each filter
  • Comprehensive filter routing for state variable filter one and two
  • Serial and parallel signal path routing for state variable filter one and two. Allows for complex sonic timbres
  • Third state variable filter applied pre main amplifier for final timbre shaping

The Most Comprehensive Modulation Matrix Around

The Wave Junction features a very comprehensive modulation matrix. Here a myriad of sonic timbres can be created. The matrix features twelve modulation slots. Within each slot up to fourteen modulation sources can be mapped to up to thirty modulation destinations, each with a variable amount and a bypass button. The modulation matrix is a core feature of the Wave Junction and it’s where the majority of it’s synthesis power lies.
  • Comprehensive modulation matrix with twelve modulation slots. Up to fourteen sources and be routed to up to thirty destinations in variable amounts. Provides semi-modular like functionality
  • Five multi function LFOs with rate (sync or Hz – up to 16 bars or up into audio rate at 30Hz), jitter, smoothing, offset, re-trigger and waveshape
  • Five four stage envelopes (Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release) with time constraints of up to 15 seconds
  • Two noise sources and three MIDI sources (Velocity, Aftertouch & Modulation) within modulation matrix
  • Cohesive integration with Ableton Push

Powerful Voice Architecture

The Wave Junction is semi-modular in it’s design! Below is the signal path for each voice within the Wave Junction, with the modulation routing omitted for clarity. Here the routing possibilities for the state variable filter network can be clearly seen.
The Wave Junctions is a Max for Live device and therefore a version of Ableton Live Suite or Live Standard with the Max For Live extension is needed. It is recommended that Ableton Live Suite version 9.6.1 and above is used, on Macintosh and PC. An installation of Max for Live version 7.2.2 is required but a full license of Max is not needed to use the Wave Junction. You will need approximately 10MB of free hard disk space. The Wave Junction is a heavy device, and usage count may vary depending on how the synthesiser is configured.

Audio Demos

Below are demos of factory patches from the Wave Junction. All sounds are one patch and feature the use of the state variable filter network, the modulation matrix and automation within Live. There is no additional processing – all sounds are straight out of the Wave Junction. Please listen on decent monitors for the best experience.
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