Dannysound - Cali Oscillator

Product information "Dannysound - Cali Oscillator"
The Cali oscillator is a new and improved version of the classic Buchla 258 wave shaping oscillator with an additional pulse width modulated output.

The oscillator features the classic Sine to Square and Sine to Saw wave shaping with dedicated CV control.

The Cali Oscillator differs from previous versions of the 258 in that it has a 3-way position switch rather than 2-way.

This new middle position features a bonus waveform that will shape from a pulse into a kind of triangular trapezoid shape.
The shaping control is more unpredictable in this middle position and the switch reacts to body contact when the wave shape is set low – it can be
thought of as an extra bonus waveform, great for producing glitchy sounds! There are dedicated inputs for linear and logarithmic FM and the Cali also
adds a Pulse output with it’s own width control and PWM CV input.

The behaviour of the pulse output can be affected by the position of the waveform switch and wave shape control.

The module features Coarse and Fine frequency controls and an LFO mode, LFO range is accessed via an LED pushbutton that also
acts as the LFO speed indicator – the button will light up when the waveform moves through its positive cycle.

Because the wave shape modulation is independent of pitch this oscillator is very useful for creating complex timbres whilst retaining musical pitch.

• Sine to Saw/Square Waveform Output with CV over wave shaping
• Pulse output with voltage controlled PWM
• Linear FM with attenuator
• Logarithmic FM with attenuator
• Bonus ‘trapezoid’ output
• Coarse & Fine controls with LFO mode
• Includes power supply isolation on frequency controls

THT-Kit-1. This is a Do-It-Yourself kit, not an assembled module. The kit includes all parts to build the module. Only trough-hole parts to solder. Make sure to check the build guide before you buy. For build guide, more info, videos etc. please check the buttons below.
Current draw +12 V [mA]: 37
Current draw -12 V [mA]: 34
DIY Level: Advanced
Depth [mm]: 40
Width [HP]: 12
Format: 3U
Panel / Color: Silver Alu
Manufacturer "Dannysound"
Dannysound is a small Berlin based electronics company, specialising in the design of Eurorack modular synthesisers. The aim of Dannysound synthesisers is to provide high quality audio design and performance. There is a focus on warm sounding, soft-clipping saturation inherent to the designs, that can make recorded tracks "sit" better in a mix. ‍ The collection started with a basic synthesiser voice that included reworkings of some classic designs to provide added functionality or better performance where necessary. The future of the collection will focus more on original designs, however, there are also some classic modules that have been requested by users that might make their way into the line-up. ‍ The modules are currently available as kits from Thonk.co.uk and there are plans to start making fully assembled versions in the near future. I started playing guitar in the 80’s, when it was cool. In the 90’s I studied jazz at music college and then went on to have a glittering career playing some of the worst pubs and clubs, to absolutely no one for 5 years. Then I decided to make electronic music and before I even recorded the first note I got a record deal…they liked the idea! Recorded an album… got dropped! Had a ton of rubbish jobs until a friend suggested university, so I got a degree in electronics with the specific goal of making musical equipment. Designed guitar effects, valve guitar amplifiers and synths; building polyphonic and monophonic complete systems for a number of years. A friend suggested I design Eurorack modules and with the help of Thonk the brand was established. The company name was suggested by a friend also. I fixed a lot of bands gear for a while and I liked to tinker around to get the best sound possible, so the name Dannysound (Danny's sound), is what he suggested… it seemed to fit with the design philosophy, plus I had no better ideas, so that’s the name.

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