i got one just a couple of days ago, and i’m really excited about it. apart from all the other great things it is (in terms of lfo and eg), it clearly is one of the best oscillators i’ve ever owned. possibly the best. the entire module is extremely hands-on and intuitve, it has lots of useful cv inputs, and the waveshaping possibilities are fantastic! plus, i love the built-in virtual vca - cause you never have enough of those…
man, can’t agree more. just got one too, and… I think i’ll get another one asap. my favorite module ever so far. awesome functions/sounds packed in a small footprint. and you can use it as a small synth voice too
big ups for Oliver and MI!
weell, i feel that the ‘synth voice’ thing needs to be qualified. imho, in order for tides to work as a full-blown synth voice, you do need an additional envelope generator. but if you have that, you can do amazing things with just two modules.
[edit:] actually, this could be an excellent answer to the frequently asked ‘i’m new to eurorack, where do i begin’ question: tides + fcuk system x adsr will get you started rather nicely.
yeah, i asked myself the same question. there wasn’t a single scratch on either of my two units. the only thing i could find that wasn’t absolutely perfect: the buttons and button holes were not quite perfectly aligned. that’s the only - very, very, very minor - imperfection i could find.
but then olivier probably really is a perfect perfectionist…
I’m picking up my package today, and I was wondering the same thing. For some reason, I had a feeling that the damage would be very minor, and I’d ask myself the same question. I also can’t wait to see what the surprise prize is inside!