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Trident

Trident


Rossum Electro-Music Trident - Multi-Synchronic Oscillator Ensemble


The latest brainchild of synth pioneer Dave Rossum, Trident, is a 100% analog, triple oscillator module that opens up a universe of dynamic timbral textures.


At it's most basic level, Trident is three precision audio VCOs, each sporting a unique variety of control voltage inputs.


The main or "Carrier" oscillator provides it's three waveforms simultaneously. The two Modulation Oscillators each have a single output and a waveform selector. The Modulation Oscillators also have a voltage controlled Symmetry parameter which varies the duty cycle of the triangle wave output from sawtooth to triangle back to time reversed sawtooth, and also varies the sawtooth output to have an upward or downward kink in the middle, as well as controlling pulse width when the pulse waveform is selected.


And while each oscillator can be used independently if desired, it's when they're combined into a synchronous ensemble that the real sonic magic happens.


That magic is what Rossum Electro-Music call Zing Modulation. Each of the Modulation Oscillators can modulate each of the Carrier outputs in an amount controlled by the Zing parameter. Zing Modulation is mathematically akin to ring modulation, but due to the synchronization of the oscillators (when an oscillator's Sync button is on), the aharmonic sum and difference sidetones of ring modulation transform into complex but purely harmonic overtone spectra, which vary dynamically and dramatically with the frequency and waveshape modulations of the modulation oscillators. Each change in the Modulation Oscillator parameters - Frequency, Symmetry, Waveshape, Zing and (in the case of Modulation Oscillator 2) Phase - will have a different effect on the timbre of each of the three Carrier waveshape outputs.


When the modulation oscillators are set to track the carrier oscillator, the waveshape will remain constant as the carrier frequency changes. In this case the overtone structure is determined by the settings and CV modulations of the modulation oscillators. If instead the modulation oscillators do not track the carrier, some of the overtone structure will vary relative to the carrier frequency.


What all this means is that whether you take advantage of Trident's unique synchronous modulation capabilities (which you, of course, should), or just treat it as three superb, wide-range analog oscillators, Trident offers a vast variety of dramatic sonic textures.


Features


•           Three precision analog oscillators with dedicated 1V/Octave inputs and coarse control ranges of 20Hz to 20kHz and modulated ranges of 0.01Hz to 25kHz

•           Main Carrier oscillator with simultaneous triangle, sawtooth and pulse waveforms, with exponential and linear frequency modulation and pulse width modulation

•           Main Carrier oscillator hard sync input

•           Modulation Oscillator 1 with selectable triangle, sawtooth and pulse waveforms with exponential frequency modulation, variable symmetry and symmetry modulation, and variable Zing level and Zing level modulation

•           Modulation Oscillator 2 with selectable triangle, sawtooth and pulse waveforms with exponential frequency modulation, variable symmetry and symmetry modulation, variable Zing level and Zing level modulation and variable phase and phase modulation.

•           Both Modulation Oscillators with independently selectable options to sync to the Main Carrier oscillator and track the Main Carrier oscillator

•           Trident, like all Rossum Electro-Music modules, features solid construction, with thick aluminium panels, solid aluminium knobs and quality components throughout.


Carrier Oscillator


Controls - Coarse Frequency, Fine Frequency, Pulse Width

Sync In - 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance, 3.5V Rising Edge Threshold

1 V/Oct CV - 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Attenuverted Exponental FM CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Attenuated Linear FM CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, Min 80kΩ Input Impedance

Attenuverted Pulse Width Modulation CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Audio Outputs - 3x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance


Modulation Oscillator 1


Controls - Coarse Frequency, Fine Frequency, Symmetry, Zing Level, Sync On / Off, Track On / Off, Output Waveform

1 V/Oct CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Attenuverted Exponential FM CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Attenuverted Symmetry Modulation CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Attenuverted Zing Level CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Audio Output 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 1kΩ Input Impedance


Modulation Oscillator 2


Controls - Coarse Frequency, Fine Frequency, Symmetry, Zing Level, Phase, Sync On / Off, Track On / Off, Output Waveform

1 V/Oct CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Attenuverted Exponential FM CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Attenuverted Symmetry Modulation CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Attenuverted Zing Level CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Attenuverted Phase Modulation CV 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 100kΩ Input Impedance

Audio Output 1x 3.5mm mono socket, 1kΩ Input Impedance


Specifications


Width:30hp
Max Depth:25mm
Power:+12V: 290mA

-12V: 270mA


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  • £490.00
  • Exc VAT: £408.33

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