this is my first post, so in case anyone has asked these questions before, please forward me to that topic (and accept my apologies for the double-post).
I have been fascinated with function generators lately and love the MI stuff, so I was very, very happy when I found out about Tides! So far, my plan was to get Plaits soon, as I was also looking for a VCO that could do FM and wavefolding, but… yeah, looks like Tides can do all that, too!
So, after reading the manual and watching the videos on YouTube, I have some specific questions and hope yous can answer them:
- is the FM input exponential or linear? Both is fine for me, I would just like to know. (1st row of inputs at the bottom, fourth input from the left / right next to the 1V/OCT one)
- how does the polarizer work, when you turn the FM input signal into the negative range? So far I have only known about attenuators on FM inputs, so this is kinda mind-blowing to me.
- when I use the Smoothness pot to add wavefolding (turning it cw), how extreme can it go, especially when I send a modulator into Tides as the carrier VCO?
I know, all my questions are about using it as a VCO and FM stuff, but that’s because I absolutely trust MI to ace it at the “normal” functions, haha. So far I own Links and Kinks and love both of them to death.