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Wiard | Modular


The Wiard Modular System is a modern analog modular synthesizer system with patching and dozens of knobs and LEDs. It can also be quite affordable, with modules starting under $400. Wiard Modules include a Classic Analog VCO, Sequantizer, Waveform City, Envelator, Mixolator, Filter and the new Borg Filter. Although intended to be used as a set, they can be used with other vintage analog CV/Gate equipped gear!

The modules provide most functions found on classic modular systems. Highly flexible envelopes, filters, LFO and oscillator sections as well as Sequencer and Mixer sections. There are also new twists on some of these modules such as in Waveform City where an analog VCO is controlled by a digital ROM based waveshaper...and the Sequantizer is an 8-stage sequencer with some tricks up its sleeve. The new Borg filter comes from combining features from the Buchla Model 292 Low-pass Gate and the Korg MS-series High and Low-Pass Filters.

Designed to be rack-mounted, the Wiard system holds up to 6 modules with over 20 combined synthesis and control functions. However, individual modules can also be purchased for use as analog effects and dynamic processors with your existing analog gear! The modules use 3.5mm mini-jacks for patching as well as firm-wired routings via back-panel jumpers.

Engine TypeModular
Engine DetailedOscillators - Classic VCO module: 1 osc with 5 analog waveforms, A/R Envelope Generator and VCA; Waveform City module: 3 analog waveforms, digital non-linear function generator, A/R Envelope Generator and VCA
Filter (VCF)VCF: 4-input voltage-controlled, multi-mode, multi-output analog filter; Borg Filter module: 2 seperate Vactrol-based Borg filters w/ Freq, Peak, Type, Mod, 2 LFOs w/ Speed control
Envelope (VCA)Envelator module: 2 Multi-mode envelope generators/oscillators, voltage "crossfader" which will work both for control voltages and audio signals; Mixolator module: 2 Multi-function circuits that provide VCA, crossfade, segue and balanced modulator (LFO) functions
Sequencer8 step analog sequencer, voltage quantizer, control voltage mixer and transposer
Key typeN/A
Extra infoModules - Classic Analog VCO, Sequantizer; The Waveform City, Envelator, Mixolator, Filter and Borg Filter
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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