Introducing the MOK Waverazor Synthesizer

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MOK Takes Synth Players to the Dark Side with Waverazor

Futuristic virtual synth utilizes a patent-pending oscillator design that splices waveforms into twisted and aggressive new sounds.

Tracktion Corporation has just released MOK’s Waverazor™—an ultra-futuristic virtual synth that splices waveforms into twisted and aggressive new sounds. The patent-pending oscillator design represents a new approach to synthesis, and enables musicians to easily create biting leads, glitched-out basses, cinematic pads and everything in between.

Even before it was commercially available, Waverazor’s NAMM debut garnered accolades from both Sonic State, who gave it their top NAMM Plug-in Award, and Gearnews, who glowingly described the instrument as a “torturous future-synth that will cut you in half.” 

“Electronic music producers are constantly looking for new sounds to drive their creativity,” said Taiho Yamada (right, holding the Sonic State award at NAMM), co-founder and VP of Product at MOK. “With Waverazor, we wanted to introduce a new form of synthesis that could generate never-before-heard sounds. Thanks to our innovations in oscillator technology, Waverazor produces wildly futuristic sounds that will impress even the most experienced synthesists. It continues to surprise me every time I use it.”

Waverazor’s oscillators slice up familiar waveforms and recombines them into multi-segment “Frankenstein” waveforms that provide the foundation for endless sonic exploration. Each segment can have different harmonic content, with individual harmonics subject to amplitude modulation at a rate and level determined by the contents of each wave fraction. Instead of simply modulating the entire waveform on and off, the oscillator modulates harmonics to different levels in a sequenced pattern. Furthermore, since each wave cycle is divided into fractional splices and phase is controlled per segment, multiple simultaneous hard sync points can be set up per cycle and even beyond a single cycle.

Waverazor’s visually striking interface offers a unique approach to sound design, with a central oscilloscope that enables precise waveform creation. Two X/Y performance controllers modulate a combination of slice parameters, while additional knobs make it possible to morph multiple parameters at once. Waverazor is compatible with AU and VST on Mac and PC. AAX and Linux support is coming soon.

Waverazor is the first product from MOK, a new company formed by the designers of acclaimed synths like Andromeda, Quadrasynth, QS Series, Ion, Micron, Fusion, Venom and BioTek. MOK debuted at Winter NAMM 2017 in partnership with Tracktion Corporation. Tracktion’s new “Tracktion Presents” initiative provides exclusive global marketing and distribution services for promising audio technology startups. 

Availability and pricing

Waverazor will be available April 15th at a limited-time $75 introductory price (regularly $150). To give Waverazor a try or dive in and purchase, go to: https://www.tracktion.com/products/waverazor

MOK Contact information

info@mok.com

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About MOK

MOK is on a mission to unveil new, never-before-heard sounds. The company was founded by Rob Rampley, Taiho Yamada and Chris Compton.

About Tracktion

Tracktion Corporation is a Seattle-based music technology manufacturer with the goal of streamlining and enhancing the creative process for today’s artists and producers. Formed in 2012 by Julian Storer, James Woodburn and Dave Christenson, the company successfully re-launched the Tracktion Music Production Software platform and has branched into audio applications development, on-line retail and hardware audio interface manufacturing. For more information, visit http://tracktion.com.

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