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HotSawz

Transform your instrument into a massive synth with HotSawz, a pitch-tracking, monophonic synth engine for your H9. With six stackable sawtooth oscillators, three modulation sources, and four assignable destinations, HotSawz allows you to create a wide palette of sounds that run the gamut from classic synthwave to a pulsing panorama of bouncing blips, brassy swells, and sub-bass swagger.

The modulation sources include LFO, Envelope Follower, and ADS Gate, while the four assignable destinations are comprised of Filter Cutoff, Volume, Pitch and Oscillator Depth. Each modulation source can be assigned to any of these destinations at a given time. Thus, multiple sources can manipulate the same destination. In fact, there are 64 combinations of source to destination assignments, providing a vast landscape for serious experimentation For example, scope your favorite sci-fi thriller sounds from Blade Runner to Stranger Things, and create 8-bit video game blips, screaming 70s saw leads and undulating bass odysseys on individual tracks.

Too spicy? Dial it back with the global Mix function and maintain some of your original tone. Not spicy enough? Transpose the oscillators up and/or down by one octave for that thick, analog synth sound. Create your own recipe for sonic satisfaction by sprinkling on a bit of HotSawz to excite your auditory taste buds!

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HotSawz Algorithm Controls
Mix [SUBMIX], [S+RMIX], [ALLMIX], [R+UMIX]
Knob has four ranges each 0 - 100. Each range mixes dry and various oscillator combinations.
Osc Depth [OSCDEP]
Mixes in 2nd OSCs for each register and adds detuning. Also spreads the OSCs across the stereo field. Modulation sources assigned to Oscillator Depth are additive.
Cutoff [CUTOFF]
Controls the cutoff frequency of the low pass filter. Filter is in series with wet signal. Modulation sources assigned to CUTOFF are additive.
Resonance [RESNCE]
Controls the low pass filter Q.
LFO Speed and Wave Shape [TRI], [SQUARE], [RAMPDN], [RAMPUP]
Controls LFO's wave shape and speed. Knob has four ranges each 0.1 Hz to 20 Hz or Whole note to 1/16 note divisions. Each range switches the LFO wave shape.
LFO Amount and Destination [LFOAMT]
Assigns LFO destination and controls amount of modulation. Knob has four ranges. Each range assigns the LFO to a different destination for modulation.
Gate Attack [ATTACK]
Gate Attack speed from 0 to 3000ms. When the GATE Sustain/Range knob is set to OFF, ATTACK knob has no effect.
Gate Decay [DECAY]
Gate Decay speed from 0 to 3000ms. When the GATE Sustain/Range knob is set to OFF, DECAY knob has no effect.
Gate Amount and Destination [SSTAIN], [RANGE]
Assigns GATE destination and controls amount of either Sustain or Range of the GATE. Knob has four ranges. GATE Sustain level occurs after both Attack and Decay of the GATE (There is no release in the GATE). GATE Range (for Pitch as destination) is how far from 0 pitch modulation is allowed to go at the end of GATE attack. It then returns to 0 modulation after GATE Decay.
Envelop Follower and Destination [ENVLOP]
This Envelop is triggered and drawn by dynamics of input level. This parameter assigns Envelope destination and controls amount of modulation. It has four ranges each 0 - 100. Each range assigns the Envelope to a different destination for modulation.
Output Level
At 0 the output level is unaffected. Increase the output level of the effect by up to 20 dB or lower by 30 dB.
TEMPO ON / TEMPO OFF
Tempo is turned ON/OFF on the H9 by simultaneously pressing the Right Footswitch and the PRESETS button. With Tempo OFF, tapping can be used to adjust delay parameter values (displayed as milliseconds or Hz). With Tempo ON, tempo is in BPM.
Active
Turn effect on or off..
HotSwitch
The Middle Footswitch can be programmed to act on the loaded Preset as a programmable controller allowing the user to switch between the normal Preset parameter values and a programmed, alternate set of parameter values. It’s like having two Presets in one.
TAP
If Tempo is ON, the display indicates the current tempo in BPM (30 to 500 BPM) while tapping and the Tap LED will blink at the BPM rate. If Tempo is OFF, the display indicates the parameter value (milliseconds for most algorithms).