TubeOhm virtual Instruments
the De-Generator DIY sample synthesizer
NEWS 22.05.2018: now the software for the De-Generator is ready, the hardware also.
In the next months we will write the DIY manual and source the parts.
Available in 2..3 month.
Preorder: We offer the first 25 Kit's for each 380 € ( inc EU tax) , only the electronic - case/power supply extra.
Because of bad experience with preorders without paying, we offer only preorder with paying the complete costs.
380 euro is with 19% German Tax
Shipping to Germany = 7,00 euro
Shipping to EU = 17 euro DHL/500 euro insurance
Outside EU :
The Kit is netto 320 euro plus shipping and Paypal fees.
Paypal fees is round about 17 euro.
Shipping depends of how you live and can be up to 48 euro /DHL/500 Euro insurance
I would like to thank all the people who helped us with this project
Olivier - software tips
Thomas Margolf - bootloader
Julian Schmidt - tips software / hardware
and of course at Rolf - Software
Questions - feel free to contact me:
Stay tuned - it is a lot to do - we update now this website from time to time .
here the new LCD with the new motherboard . 10.05.2018
NEWS:18.01.2018 we implement an new vovel osc modell, glide is also working.
NEWS:15.02.2018 we implement now MIDI CC's >> for a Video scroll down
We offer the Degenerator now as a DIY kit. DIY scills ' hard' - not for beginners
technical spes are
Short overview, what is the De-Generator ?
First, the De-Generator is a complete DIY project. On this website we explain how to build and how to use it .
Attention - it is not an easy to build DIY kit . You must have good knowledge in electronics and also the tools like a good solder iron , a scope and multimeter.
The De-Generator is a monophon sampling synthesizer with a open software achitecture , specially for creative musicians with a DIY background .
The stucture behind the De-Generator :
electronic can be also sexy , here the De-Generator electronic from the top
and here inside . The left red PCB is the CPU board, in the right you see the stereo filter board.
2 Oscillators can load normal waveforms or also Samples from a SD ram card as a wave file in mono
The maximum sampe time is round about 20 Seconds . This , if you use one oscillator as a sample player.
If you now load one Sample in osc 1 with the sampling time 12 seconds , you can load in the second oscillator a sample with 8 Seconds , or 10 and 10 Seconds, or 2 and 18 seconds.
Both OSCILLATOR's can work as a normal Synthesizer oscillator too . For this we have implement 16 different inbuild Waveforms and a Bank with 128 USER WAVEFORMS.
USER Waveforms means that YOU can add a new Bank with your own 128 waveforms .
The user waveforms are in a 'raw' format . This format can handle a normal (free) audio Editor. On the PC/MAC it is possible to draw new waveforms and than simply store it in a folder on the SD ram card .
Than the waveforms are ready to use.While using 2 oscillators , equal if you have load samples , samples and Waveforms or double samples you have also the posibillity to ringmod , distort, bitcruch or sync both oscillators.
The oscillators/sample-oscillators are route now through a stereo multimode filter. This Filter can have different filtertypes like 6,12,18,24 dB LP , 12 dB HP and 12 dB PB and a HP-BP mix.
2 ADSR envelopes do the VCA and also the Filter-Cutoff work .
To get a maximum on flexibility you can control a lot of parameter direct in the 12 x Mod Matrix.
De-Generator contains three LFO's . This is more than enough to bring sounds alive. Also here , flexible routing in the mod Matrix .
FX delay , you can control it in time, feedback and volume and with the mod matrix. Don't await clear digital sound - we use and analouge chip for this . And this warms up the sound.
Stepper , another creative tool is an inbuild 16 stepp-sequencer . Functions are - reale time record direct from the MIDI keyboard , transpose, you can also edit all notes manually. The sequence is stored with the soundpatch.
The sample record menue. With an inbuild microphone the De-Generator record a samples in realtime. In the integrated Sample editor you can
loop ,cut , delete , reverse or section-play the sample. Specially the 'section-play' or 'section-play-Loop' allows you to mark a loop in the sample and play only this loop !!
Than you can store this loop as a new waveform.
After a reale time record you can edit the sample
*** this works also with all samples in the Library
12x MOD-MATRIX, this is the basic for all modulations and controls .
A last word to the Memory .The De-Generator can use up to 64 GB SD ram cards .
You can store 99 Banks with a 128 Soundpatches,
and 99 Banks with a 128 Samples,
and 99 banks with a 128 user Waveforms
Samples are stored 1x global , and second - with all loop parameter direct in the Patch.
i think it is more than enough for a complete live .
We like it to have a good analogue sounding creative instrument and specally in 8 Bit. The De-Generator sound can be smooth or hard , cruncy and dirty. With the real time sampling function , using the inbuild MICROPHONE, you get stunning results in seconds. Sounds you have never heard before.
De-Generator can substitude a Sample in a given sound by simply record a new sample. If you save the patch, the sample is stored direct into the soundpatch.
Because the De-Generator is a stereo Instrument , it is possible to use different samples for the left and right channel - and the best - with different loops .
Bit reducing and distortion or ring modulation is also possible. >>> Sample to Sample , or Osc Waveform to Sample . This for extra dirty sounds !
The inbuild wave-editor can modify the samples with a loop, part mute, part select, and a cut function . Specially the part select function plays only the selectet area from a the sample . A reverse function is inbuild too.
In the oscillator section you have the possibillity to use 16 inbuild waveforms , OR, up to a bank of 128 user Waveforms. The waveforms you can simply draw in your PC/MAC audio editor and chain it together, than copy it to your SD ram card and load it into the De-Generator.
Another creative toy is the step sequencer. The Stepper menu contains manual editing or realtime record ( MIDI> Keyboard ), transpose via Midi keyboard .You can adjust velocity , note length , note value, Note on/off on each step. For reale time record we build in a MUTE function. So you can generate NOTE mute while playing on the Keyboard .
Hi guys - we develop more than 4 jears on it - and i can't give an complete overview about all functions . So we have made a lot of Videos and manuals to explan the De-Generator .
If you have interest - see please the Videos , the DIY manual and als the instructions manual
the De-Generator DIY Kit , overview
15.02.2018 implement MIDI CC