The Owego Express


A polpymetric melody synth...

Designed and built as part of a toolmaker residency at Signal Culture in June 2019, The Owego Express is a fully analog synthesizer controlled by a two part polymetric sequencer. Based around CMOS integrated circuits, the sequencer features a 4 part rhythm generator and a locked 7 step pitch section. These two sections combine to allow users the ability to program complex melodies and drones the can be altered on the fly with tactile controls.

The core of The Owego Express is a triple VCO, also based around CMOS ICs. These VCOs sum through a diode network and intereact in chaotic and peculiar ways, adding to the sonic texture of the device.

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