OK, I have released v0.7beta of Dead Man’s Catch for Peaks. Despite intending to work on substituting the numbers station samples with some percussion samples kindly recorded by
livefreela, I got side-tracked (pun intended) and ended up working on the additional LFO modes a bit more, as well as on a phase-locked loop mode, similar to that in Tides. The idea for that was provided byFlohr, who mentioned that the standard Tap LFO mode in Peaks would track the frequency of an audio signal. I found he was right - it does - but that Tap LFO mode was not quite right for this purpose. So, after a few hours of fiddling and experimentation, we now have PLO mode in Dead Man’s Catch, which can track the frequency of clean oscillator signals quite well, and output folded sine waves, wave shaped triangle waves, or pulse-width modulated square waves. There is an internal sine wave modulator in PLO mode that can be used to sweep the waveshaping/wavefolding of the various waveforms available. And the output frequency can be transposed down between one and four octaves, or transposed up one, two or three octaves - thus your Peaks can act as a wave folding sub-oscillator (or super-oscillator). Actually, one Peaks can act as two sub-oscillators, because Peaks has two channels and PLO mode is independent on each, so it can act as a sub-oscillator for two separate input oscillators, each playing a separate melody. You get the idea. I also added an overdriven sine wave to the wave shaping-modulated LFO mode (also available in PLO mode). The overdriven sine wave look-up table was in the Peaks firmware all along - might as well make use of it!
Here’s a quick-and-dirty demo of PLO mode (detailed patch notes available on the SoundCloud page for this track):
The other things promised (or hinted at) for v0.7beta will now appear in v0.8beta. Sorry, I got carried away with the PLO.