Thursday, April 12, 2012

MACHINATIONS : the harvestman piston honda

After hearing raves exclaiming the wonderful glitchiness of the Piston Honda, as well as quite a few moans regarding its shrill sonics, I decided I wanted this digital wavetable oscillator. Not being an analog-purist(I LOVE my Buchla 200e!), the Piston Honda with its 2 on-board roms each with 256 waveforms in 16 banks and its cv controlled options, seemed a good choice. To my ears the Piston Honda sounds wonderful, featuring sonics that range from warm and fuzzy to Autechre glitch cold...certainly a fine addition to a system that already has the Tiptop Z3000 and the Synthesis Technology Cloud Generator.

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