The feature request:
This feature would remove a LOT of frustration for every Nord Wave owner to who i talked to over the years. It is about MOD ENV destination. A request is: to have one additional destination -> to both OSC1 and OSC2 at the same time.
Why this feature:
- Because it would be finally possible to do proper FM synthesis with both oscillators!! As we all know, Nord Wave has modulation envelope routed to SHAPE2 only. This cripples the synth to only one useful FM oscillator per slot. I talk about classic FM patches of which 95% require an envelope, instead of an LFO (which is what Wave unfortunately gave us).
- Second benefit, it would be finally possible to use AD/AR envelope to do classic Sync Osc sweeps. Although it is possible to use LFO2 saw waveform in SINGLE mode to achieve the sync down effect, it is not possible to have different attack and decay rate (if you use triangle LFO) for different kind of Osc Sync effects.
- Third benefit, it would be finally possible to have PWM and all other effects related to SHAPE knob to be controlled by AD envelope on both OSCs at the same time.
All this is achieved by one single additional Mod Envelope slot that is routed routed to OSC1 and 2. Not to mention how much the machine gains soundwise!
I am aware of the technical problem - the lack of label on the front panel showing OSC1 and OSC2 in the MOD ENV slot destination. However there are a few options available to overcome this. For example, a new "slot" can be indicated to user by either making SHAPE2 triangle led blink (indicating destination is now to both SHAPE1 and SHAPE2) or, if that is not possible, simply by turning all triangle LEDs off in MOD ENV destination list. That would then indicate to the user that SHAPE1 and SHAPE2 are now set at destinations.