The S-MOS oscillators are an evolution of the Warp324 oscillator, and a derivation of the Wood oscillator. Their common point is an engine based on interpolated oscillators in a satellite format, for surprisingly vibrant sounds.This document explains the controls common to all of this family of oscillators. This is the online version of the PDF manual found in the download section.
In comparison to Warp-324, the Wood Oscillator introduces oscillator modulation, and 2 two oscillators that are particularly appropriate for any sound with a "wooden character", such as flute or oboe, but also presets with a natural vibrating character.
The four S-MOS oscillators are direct descendants of the Warp-324 and Wood oscillators. S-MOS oscillators are made of a matrix of 9 oscillators arranged in trios. Each time you edit an oscillator, you actually edit 3 oscillators. Depending on the parameter, you may be editing 3 oscillators of the same family (for ex 3 sine oscillators) or the oscillators in each output channel (osc1, 2 and 3 at the same time).
The S-MOS oscillators have oscillator modulation and dynamic volume on the third oscillator. Additionally, the various S-MOS oscillators are either made of "normal" oscillators (S-MOS 1 and 2) or include synchronized oscillators (S-MOS 3 and 4). A ringing circuit is added, with 2 different algorithms, which provides for additional harmonics and can drastically change the sound character.
S-MOS oscillators play with the interaction of oscillator shapes, and the results of mixing them together, including phase cancellation effects. The result are present sounds, with a character that goes from soft to hard, providing for a wide array of sounds which can lead to the making of preset with a highly natural character, or extremely electronic sounding.
A. Vertical oscillator trio:
All S-MOS are comprised of:
The 2 first columns of S-MOS oscillators contain the two main oscillators.
At the top, you can edit the coarse of the trio ("Coarse" parameter -/+ 48 semi tones).
At the bottom, you will find the volume slider.
In the middle, you will find the oscillators individual parameters, and which are generally made of a wave selector, and various pulse width or phase start parameters.
Remember that nothing obliges you to have always all oscillators volume full: the mix of the three oscillator is an important parameter and the interaction between each "trio" is such that sound character changes quickly.