Noise Lab is a newly founded synthesizer company based in Stockholm, Sweden. They are starting with six modules forming an interesting synthesizer voice with lots of tricks up its sleeve. Besides the standard modules VCO, VCF, VCA Noise Lab also offers a spectral mixer a very versatile Wave Shaper and a super-fast envelope. At the end of this page you’ll find a video featuring all Noise Lab modules. First, here is a short overview about the new Noise Lab products.
Prime Mover is an advanced and versatile Voltage Controlled Oscillator based on the renowned 3340 chip. Four primary sound outputs generate Saw, Triangle, Pulse and Sine while individual wave shapers, one for each waveform, expands the sonic possibilities even further.
The Wrinkler consists of a primary wave folder circuit and a secondary “creaser”, both controllable via knobs and CV. Generally, wave folders only work with low harmonic content such as Sine or Triangle waves but this one comes with circuitry which can fold and wrinkle ANY waveform you feed into it, including square waves!
The Beautifier is a flexible OTA based filter, featuring a lowpass/bandpass switch and a selectable slope of 24db and 12dB.
Augmentor features two independent amplifiers with linear response, can also be employed as a signal splitter and works great to create ring-modulator sounds as well with CV control over both audio and CV signals.
Contourist is a general purpose Envelope Generator with three outputs (one inverted) and three time ranges. From short and snappy (50 msec) to several minutes long contour curves.
The Fourcaster is a unique 4-channel analog crossfader a.k.a. interpolating scanner. Once you start working with it, you’ll soon discover how you can create very complex sounds simply by fading between sources.
In this video we’ll have a look at the whole product line by Noise Lab and have the chance to hear the modules in a musical context.