The structure design is minimal, transparent, hence the purpose is not to create a complexity in a black box remaining inaccessible to the user.
Thermo extends the classic oscillator concept and reaches a far more richer engine dedicated to waveform synthesis. The oscillators of Thermo begin their signal path with a waveform generator ( pure mathematical, not samples nor optimized tables ) rendering basic waveforms and capable of morphing in between. But then the signal path is something unusual.
The oscillator engine observes its environment by audio analysis and takes the actions to self regulate itself accordingly.
Besides the basic waveform generator and a standard filter section, the Thermo oscillator engine exhibits several components for systemic action, reaction and their dedicated DSP targets such as gain suppression, amplitude modulation, filter modulation.
The user can specify the degree of this reactive behavior, furthermore can inject some perturbations to the system against its self regulating acts. There are 3 different Injection models.
These perturbations generate some basic DSP such as AM, Filter Mod, Artificial system malfunctions, which effect the temporal and spectral aspects of the signal.
The oscillator engine is also subjected to the signals of other oscillators, a result of the feedback routing matrix, likewise its internal actions are effected not just by its own signal generation.
This interaction creates an organic behavior perceived as sonic transformation.
Each oscillator has 7 independent GENs which can modulate their dedicated synthesis parameters with a rich palette of stochastic distribution functions and standard waveforms.
The GENs are characteristic to sonicLAB and here you can directly perform their parameters with MPE controllers.
The video below demonstrates how Thermo’s quasi states are directly effected by the stochastic GEN modulation, which is some unpredictable change on a parameter. The outcome is the sonic transformation paid as a price for the reactions taken.
Thermo2 is available for OS X , Windows platforms as VST3, AU, standalone formats. Also Thermo v1.2 is available on iOS.
All sonicLAB products are 64bit only.