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The Voltage Modular version of the Zeroscillator is a software clone of Mark Barton's popular Zeroscillator hardware module he designed in 2005. The hardware versions of the mono Zeroscillator module are priced at around $750 and up. There is no polyphonic version of the Zeroscillator hardware module. The Poly Zeroscillator software module only exists here in the digital domain. Had it ever existed in hardware, it would have cost thousands more.

The Zeroscillator Bundle ($35) for Voltage Modular includes two modules:

  1. Zeroscillator (sold separately for $25). Included in the Zeroscillator Bundle ($35) [On sale for only $25 through Dec 3, 2019].
  2. Poly Zeroscillator (sold separately for $30). Included in the Zeroscillator Bundle ($35) [On sale for only $25 through Dec 3, 2019].

Mark Barton, the founder of MRB, designed the original analog Zeroscillator module in 2005 as a personal challenge. Featured in EM Magazine in June 2006, as Mark explains (read full story here):

"There were people saying that through-zero FM synthesis could and would only exist in the digital domain because it was too difficult to build it in analog. Well, that's all I needed to hear, so I decided to give it a try. Co-conceived with Cynthia Webster, it took 4 completely different designs before we finally settled on what would become the Zeroscillator.

A magic chip from Analog Devices made it all possible -- the AD734 precision analog multiplier. I didn't want to use it because they were $17 a piece (now they're $35), but none of the designs would work without it. This, of course, was just one chip in the whole circuit, and with everything else, the result was a very partsy (lots of parts), expensive module to produce.

the ZO consists of 5 circuit boards which include a motherboard and 3 daughterboards. The board set was placed behind 8 different format front panels: 5U, Modcan, MOTM, Eurorack, Frac Rack, Blacet, Buchla, and Wiard. I know of no other module that has ever been produced in so many formats. These retailed anywhere from $750 to $1,200 a piece. Even at those prices, Cyndustries couldn't build them fast enough. Enjoying rave reviews, they were swallowed up in multiples by top film composers and electronic musicians, including Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg). At last, crazy through-zero FM was available in their modulars." - (read full story here).

Fast-forward to today. The Zeroscillator has come full-circle and is back in the digital domain. By carefully modeling how the original ZO hardware works internally, the Voltage Modular version retains the unique features and analog character of the original. And of course, the polyphonic version is pure "unobtainium" in the analog world. Now you can have it all for a tiny, tiny fraction of the price. And, you can have as many of them as you want with the click of a button.

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Order Zeroscillator Bundle today [On sale for $25 through Dec 3].



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