Birdkids - The Bateleur VCO
Birdkids - The Bateleur VCO is one of the most solid sounding thru-zero analog VCO's out there, which need no further adjustment in your mix "to get it right".
THE BATELEUR VCO
Discrete-Core Oscillator with a self-oscillating, standalone 4-pole Filter, built-in VCA and Through-Zero Frequency Modulation.
An incredible amount of innovation went into designing a discrete Core capable of very decent temperature stabilisation while retaining the unique sonic DNA and tonal capabilities of 100% analog, voltage controlled circuitry. The resulting design - elegant despite inherent complexity is also considerably less noisy and less susceptible to temperature drift than it’s vintage forefathers.
The VCO’s output is perceived by the human ear as extremely harmonically rich with minute variations in frequency and pleasant harmonic distortion.
Throughout the design and development process we were free to experiment with any imaginable set of features focusing on a discrete Core with a distinctive sound.
The result: an analog Oscillator that is unlike any other in the sense that it is a self-sufficient, self-contained unique voice with an astonishing 4-pole Filter, a built-in VCA and complex signal-shaping circuitry - yet can be integrated into any configuration - be it in a standalone or modular fashion.
The entire interface is streamlined for intuitive operation and maximum efficiency with large, distinctive, performance-friendly knobs and dichromatic labelling making it both a player’s instrumentand studio workhorse.
At the center of the signal-flow is a dedicated, self-oscillating, voltage controlled 4-pole Filter tracking 1v/oct.
The Filter is one of the principal parts of THE BATELEUR VCO, allowing timbral control over the fundamental Waveforms and external signals however at the same time also an eccentric standalone voice in its own right once in the self-oscillation ◉ position.
What would a VCO be without wave-shaping qualities? Our take on Through-Zero - Frequency Modulation allows for an entirely new range of sounds. It’s more like a dedicated "DX"-style unit - literally at the flick of a switch - bells, chimes - you name it!