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The most beautiful oscillator in Eurorack

I’m simply in love with The Verbos Complex Oscillator. Surely the most beautiful sounding VCO in all of Eurorack… and probably the best looking too. Why on earth did I wait so long? Its sound is so far beyond anything else I’ve used, and unlike many other complex VCOs it just seems to be one huge sweet spot; it’s hard to make it sound bad. Gorgeous in every way.

Here is a simple test of Amplitude Modulation, with Timbre, Harmonics, Mod Index, and Mod Osc Frequency all modulated via slow LFOs. Reverb is from a Make Noise Erbeverb

Bye bye MMG, hello E440.

It’s great for some things, but I never really got on with the sound of my Make Noise MMG. I’ve got a lot of Make Noise stuff and I love it – but the MMG just didn’t have enough character for me. It probably didn’t help that what I really needed was a more classic 4-pole low-pass filter to complement the rest of the rig. So, after a lot of research, I got myself a Synthesis Technology E440, which seems to be considered “the best filter in the universe”. It’s not exactly cheap but if you want to rise above the average in Euro you generally need to pay for it.

Initial testing suggests it’s as good as they say it is. A lovely sound, beautiful resonance and, best of all, the ability to drive it into the most gorgeous warm distortion.

Sadly the MMG has had to go to make room in the case…. but it’s probably time I adopted a one-in-one-out policy anyway.

A Jupiter Storm Cosmic Noise Oscillator running through the Synthesis Technology E440. The Jupiter Storm’s three individual VCO outputs and the noise output are all in use. Spring reverb is from an Intellijel Springray 2.