The Pico VCO has two banks with 16 waveforms each, which can be selected with one of the potentiometers and a button. The first bank offers waves typically known from analog oscillators. Some are complemented by a sub oscillator. The second bank is filled with digital waves for metallic timbres, formant sounds and such. Additionally, there is a noise generator with variable color. The Pico VCO can be played via its 1 V per octave input. Its second potentiometer allows tuning the oscillator manually. As the front panel is only 3 U wide, there was no space for a FM input. However, with a mixer put in front of the 1 V per octave input, it is still possible to create nice frequency modulation effects. Highly interesting: Control voltages fed into the W-CV input make the oscillator switch between waveforms. Employing a LFO, the musician is able to create some great rhythmical effects.
You already have enough oscillators in your patch? – Then use the Pico VCO in its LFO mode. Beside the tuning range, the scope of operation is almost identical. However, there is one important difference: Instead of switching between waveforms, control voltages at the W-CV input create morphing effects. This feature makes the Pico VCO a great source for complex wobble effects.
VCO frequency range: 30 Hz to 5 kHz
LFO frequency range: 0,1 Hz to 20 Hz
1V/octave and W-CV inputs
3U Eurorack module, 3 HP wide, 35 mm deep
Power consumption: 26 mA at +12 V und 4 mA at -12 V.