New Buchla-Format VCO By 1979 Now Available

New Buchla-Format VCO By 1979 Now Available

Post date:

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 09:08


Naomi Bolton

1979 has recently released the Algorithmic Oscillator, a Buchla-format VCO based on Plaits by Mutable Instruments. It functions as the successor to the 1979 DAO and offers more knobs, more parameters as well as more I/O. In addition, it also has new features that are not present on Plaits. According to 1979, the internal envelope generator and simulated LPG with adjustable vactrol response of the Algorithmic Oscillator make it an ideal standalone voice module for small Buchla systems.

The Algorithmic Oscillator features a 48 kHz, 16-bit high-fidelity digital oscillator with 16 synthesis algorithms and a voltage-controlled decay envelope. It has an auxiliary output with complementary audio signal, internal VCF/A with variable LPG mode, and dedicated knobs for envelope decay and VCF/A amplitude. In addition, it features a pitch quantizer with 12-TET and Octabe options, Inverting attenuators for all CV outputs ((0-10V range) and envelope CV output ((0-10V range). The algorithm list includes a dual oscillator, waveshaping oscillator, harmonic oscillator, speech synthesis, and much more.

For a complete list of features or to purchase the Algorithmic Oscillator visit the official 1979 website (