55% off “Tubes & Wires” by Rhythmic Robot

55% off “Tubes & Wires” by Rhythmic Robot

“Tubes & Wires” is a huge, rusting hulk of a synthesiser, smelling of Bakelite and hot valves, glowing and humming and breathing.

This is a synth that wears its vintage credentials on its sleeve: dusty, crusty, growling and screaming, it’s a world away from today’s squeaky-clean digital world!

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Tubes & Wires: A Polysynth Built From Vintage Valve Signal Generators!

The heart of “Tubes & Wires” lies in hundreds of carefully hand-tuned samples of three classic vintage signal generators – Advance, Taylor & Goodwill.

Rhythmic Robot chose these bits of ageing scientific lab equipment specifically for their character and crusty goodness: there isn’t a clean trace among them. They’ve been used and abused, and left in the dusty sheds of men with beards, until they rescued them and made them sing for them. The main features of this plugin are as follows:

  • Sampled at 24-bit
  • Three parallel sets of switchable Filters
  • Three parallel sets of amp Envelope Generators
  • Three parallel “Rail Voltage” controls

The sounds of this unique synth are rich and unstable to begin with, but a touch of Rail Voltage really brings out their raucous edge!

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Get Blinded By Science Exploring This One-Of-A-Kind Vintage Synth!

Instrument Overview

For “Tubes & Wires” two separate LFOs route to pitch and amplitude for simultaneous individually-addressable tremolo and vibrato, while global stereo spread and oscillator drift controls allow you to fine-tune stereo width and analogue pitch instability. Round the back are Chorus and Phaser effects modules with control over depth and rate, to give your patches extra vintage warmth or a little stereo shimmer. Rhythmic Robot have also added a set of oscilloscope traces showing each individual wave type.

The whole synth can be switched from full poly to mono mode, with adjustable “glide” (portamento) – so you have everything from pads and strings, through resonant brass, to bass and mono lead lines, right where you want them: all with an unmistakeable, utterly unique, vintage glow!

It’s All About The Oscillators…

The First Oscillator of Tubes & Wires offers both sine and square waves from a rusting old Advance H-1 valve (tube) signal generator. This was by far the most erratic and beaten-up of our selection, and the Kontakt UI reflects this. The sine wave is full of crackles, intermittent noise and glitches from some bad internal connections and a faulty amplifier circuit. This makes for a wonderfully characterful palette of sound – It’s quite simply the most un-sine-like sine wave ever heard.

The Advance square wave setting was, basically, broken. It produced unusable shrieks and cyclical howls. But Rhythmic Robot found that if they lodged the sine/square selection switch at just the right point, they could get a weird, hot, metallic tone from it. This is what they’ve captured as the Advance “square” wave: a kind of throbbing, warmly dissonant roar that conjures up sci-fi soundscapes and malfunctioning racks of laboratory equipment.

The Second Oscillator offers a choice of, again, sine and square waves, this time from a Taylor valve (tube) generator. This turned out to have a magical sound quality, as though it had been secretly practicing at being a synth all its laboratory life. Its square wave is a very aggressive, distorted, peaky waveform which is instantly at home being low-pass filtered in classic analogue synth fashion. This was the go-to oscillator for a lot of the included classic patches.

The Third Oscillator is taken from a transistor-based Goodwill function generator. Rhythmic Robot chose this because old valve signal generators generally only offer square and sine waves, and they felt a proper polysynth should have sawtooth and triangle too. Of course, they made sure to choose a Goodwill that was far from perfect. With the duty cycle control of its Ramp waveform turned all the way clockwise they found a good, buzzy sawtooth wave which nevertheless has a lot of slew and inaccuracy in its cycle: sort of a “rose-tinted” sawtooth sound!

You can probably tell that Rhythmic Robot love Tubes & Wires to bits, and would witter on about it all day if they could. Their goal with it was to get the richest raw materials to start with, and then to complement them with really versatile controls so you can get the most from them.

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What Can I Do With “Tubes & Wires”?

“Tubes & Wires” is a synth that wears its vintage credentials on its sleeve, giving you everything from pads and strings, through resonant brass, to bass and mono lead lines, right where you want them: all with an unmistakeable, utterly unique, vintage glow!

Complemented with really versatile controls so you can get the most from them, the sounds of this unique synth are rich and unstable to begin with, but a touch of Rail Voltage really brings out their raucous edge!

Note: Requires the Full Retail version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or above (NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player).

"Tubes & Wires" by Rhythmic Robot

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  • Tubes & Wires: A Polysynth Built From Vintage Valve Signal Generators!
  • 139MB of content, sampled at 24-bit
  • Carefully hand-tuned samples of three classic vintage signal generators – Advance, Taylor & Goodwill
  • Everything from Pads and Strings, through resonant Brass, to Bass and mono Lead Lines
  • Three parallel sets of switchable Filters
  • Three parallel sets of amp Envelope Generators
  • Three parallel “Rail Voltage” controls
  • Chorus and Phaser effects modules with control overdepth and rate
  • Note: Requires the Full Retail version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or above (NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player)
  • Get Blinded By Science Exploring This One-Of-A-Kind Vintage Synth!

What People Think About 55% off “Tubes & Wires” by Rhythmic Robot

  • “Tubes & Wires is based on samples coaxed from venerable signal generators. These three oscillators give Tubes & Wires its wayward but distinctive character. Louis and Bebe Barron would have been proud!”

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  • "Rough and raw sounds are its heart and soul, and if they are yours, too, grab it."

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  • "RR makes some incredible machines that are excellent reproductions of the beasts of the past, and then something like “Tubes & Wires” that’s not like anything else."

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  • “This instrument is arguably one of the worst possible choices if you’re looking for a synthesizer with a clean and sterile sound.”

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