How have you got the Smoothness knob set?
If it’s any higher than noon, the waveform is going to have wavefolding introduced into it meaning that each cycle is actually a load of bumps instead of one smooth slope.
No. That’s the point of this digital module (as opposed to some analog function generators) that changing the shape and slope do not affect the frequency.
Do you observe any change in speed when you change the range setting?
Is the module running the Sheep alternate firmware? In this case, the speed button controls the wavetable bank, not the speed. At audio rate, it should sound “wavetabley”.
Is the module running the Parasites alternate firmware? In this case, it’s very, very likely that the knobs and buttons on the panel won’t have any relationship with the labels under them, and with what is written on the manual.
Could you share a video showing the behavior of the module, at the audio and slow range?
Hi! Sorry for the delay in responding @pichenettes. I don’t have a good way to do a video, but I can do a screen recording!
I connected my tides to an audio device and am using a scope in VCV rack to show the CV output. Next to it is the VCV Rack version of Tides V1, also connected to an oscilloscope with the same settings.
First in the video is the tides on medium frequency range and cycling format (no lights).
Second, I change each Tides to audio rate.
Third, I change each Tides to low frequency range and turn the frequency knob all the way counter-clockwise.
Hope this helps in debug!
I want to note also, before you ask–I tested other modules (specifically, Pamelas’ New Workout) with a slow LFO and I get a response that matches what I would expect. I do not think there are any issues with my audio interface.