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Brenso

  • Rs. 70,499.00
  • Rs. 80,999.00
Tax included.
Entangled Sound Sources
Complex Oscillator w Lots of Extra Features
Features: • Two Triangle-Core Oscillators w Exponential & Thru-Zero Linear FM
• Pulse WaveShaper with PWM + Sine WaveShaper
• WaveFolder with Symmetry and Fold Control
• Pluckable Input with Decay on WaveFolder
• Four Modulation Buses + Balanced or Unbalanced Amplitude Modulation
• Four Oscillator Outputs per Channel + Oscillator Frequency Lock Button

***This is a Pre-Order Product*** 15-45 days Delivery Time. Please Read our Pre-Order System & Policy below carefully AND | OR Contact Us before placing your order.

Description

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Brenso
Entangled Sound Sources - Complex Oscillator
  • Two Triangle-Core Oscillators w Exponential & Thru-Zero Linear FM
  • Pulse WaveShaper with PWM + Sine WaveShaper
  • WaveFolder with Symmetry and Fold Control
  • Pluckable Input with Decay on WaveFolder
  • Four Modulation Buses + Balanced or Unbalanced Amplitude Modulation
  • Four Oscillator Outputs per Channel + Oscillator Frequency Lock Button

brenso /ˈbreːnso/ adj. [slang portmanteau word created from the Italian adjectives breve ‘short’ and intenso ‘intense,’ probably around the early 2000s in the area of Bologna; pronounced with the long, closed e instead of the expected open ɛ, as typical of the Northern Italian regions] — This adjective may have originally referred to events or experiences that were particularly powerful despite their short duration. Soon its meaning broadened, indicating anything (objects or even thoughts) that feature great content in proportion to the size. For example, nowadays, a thick lasagna or a massive live performance can be equally ‘brense.’

BRENSO is Frap Tools’ primary analog source of articulated waveforms whose degree of entanglement can be precisely set by the musician.

Its concept developed from a reflection on the very meaning of the word ‘complex,’ which comes from the Latin verb plector, literally meaning ‘to weave.’ The purpose of BRENSO is to update the usual approach to complex oscillators by offering many threads to be woven together, rather than a pre-defined weft of controls and waveforms: this to improve clarity, manageability, and to provide more sonic options to the artist.

BRENSO consists of three sections: two for the sound generation (yellow and green), and one for sound processing (white and red).

The generation sections allow control over the two triangle-core oscillators, which can be modulated and synced both internally and externally. The Frequency Modulation can be any combination of exponential and/or linear through-zero.

The processing section is composed of a Timbre Modulation section (white) and a final stage of Amplitude Modulation (red). The Timbre Modulation contains two parallel waveshapers with a PWM circuit, which are mixed with a crossfader and processed by a wavefolder. The wavefolder has symmetry control and can be pinged through a dedicated clock input with a shapeable, nonlinear behavior.

A four-quadrant multiplier further modulates the timbre-modulated sound with the green oscillator’s sine wave: it can perform amplitude modulation or ring modulation, and a crossfader defines the balance between the modulated and unmodulated signal.

The Timbre section CV inputs are semi-normalled to a Timbre Modulation Bus, which is, in turn, semi-normalled to the green sine wave. Many other modulation destinations are semi-normalled to the other oscillator’s sine wave, with attenuverters and attenuators to guarantee precise control. All the semi-normalizations can be ‘broken’ anywhere throughout the signal routing according to the musician’s needs.

Expanded modulation routing (FM, Timbre, AM, RM)

BRENSO brings to the surface all the ways of shaping your sound: frequency modulation, amplitude modulation, and timbre controls.

Both oscillators have their independent FM modulation circuit.

The yellow oscillator, then, feeds a Timbre Modulation section which, in turns, can be blended with its amplitude- or ring-modulated copy.

Original Timbre Shaping Design

We designed the timbre modulation section from scratch with two wavefolders, a waveshaper, and a PWM circuit.

A dedicated VCA controls the global amount of modulation to each parameter section. The green oscillator is the default modulator, but you can override the semi-normalization anytime.

Exponential and Linear Through-Zero FM

Many controls allow for complex and detailed FM sound shaping. It is possible to set exponential and linear thru-zero FM independently per each oscillator and control the FM Deviation through two separate knobs or CV inputs.

(The green oscillator can also work at sub-audio rate and can therefore become a super complex LFO!)

Coarse Frequency Lock

No more tuning issues during a performance!

Every oscillator has a button that locks its coarse frequency to the current value. From this moment on, every twist of the ‘Coarse’ knob will be ineffective (but The Fine knob is still available, from small adjustments on the fly!).

Analog Thru-Zero Triangle Cores

BRENSO’s oscillators feature thru-zero triangle cores, which guarantee exceptional tracking and the best response to audio-rate modulation.

You won’t need to find a sweet spot because we designed BRENSO to sound ‘as expected’ in any setting!

Eight waveform outputs

The green oscillator has four outputs: sine, triangle, square, and sawtooth.

The yellow one has four outputs: sine and triangle as well, then a selectable square/shaped square output, and a Final output for the triangle wave after its routing through the Timbre and Amplitude Modulation sections.

Original Timbre Shaping Design

We designed the timbre modulation section from scratch with two wavefolders, a waveshaper, and a PWM circuit.

A dedicated VCA controls the global amount of modulation to each parameter section. The green oscillator is the default modulator, but you can override the semi-normalization anytime.

Pingable Wavefolder

We designed from scratch an analog circuit that, when excited by an external trig, opens the wavefolder above its maximum level and then closes it down with a non-linear slope, whose length can be manually regulated.

This solution can generate percussive tones with a very organic decay.

Oscillator Syncing

You can sync the green oscillator to the yellow one in two ways.

The Lock Sync removes any unwanted beating and preserves tracking.

The Flip Sync reverts the synchronized oscillator’s direction to the rising edge. It is similar to the classic Hard Sync but without forced restarts and sudden “pops” like in sawtooth-core oscillators.

 

technical specs
  • Width: 30 HP
  • Depth: 38 mm (1.49 inches)
  • Power: 325mA @ +12V , 235mA @ -12V , 0mA @ 5V
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Most of the Brands, that Transistory directly imports into India are Boutique Eurorack / Modular Brands/Manufacturers, that manufacture units in small batches and are usually built upon order confirmation from us, while constantly maintaining consistent quality and robustness & very importantly, prices that they (the Brands), through Transistory deliver to the end user (YOU).

Covid-19 Related Bottlenecks and now Russia's Occupation by War Campaign have resulted in Heavy Supply Chain Delays and Various Chip + Parts Shortages that have affected all Manufacturing Industries including but not limited to Eurorack / Modular Manufacturing Brands available through Transistory, which ultimately results in slower overall production time for products/units and in some rare cases minor variations in prices of products.

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