Spherical Wavetable Navigator

Spherical Wavetable Navigator


Regular price $612.00 Sale


The Spherical Wavetable Navigator (SWN) is a six-channel synthesizer that makes it easy to create slowly morphing drones, polyphonic melodies, evolving sequences, and rich textures.

The SWN features six wavetable oscillators with independent pitch, level, and waveform controls. Six LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) can be used as modulation sources and/or envelopes, making it easy to add dynamic motion to your patch. Each channel is a full voice and can be “played” using the top row of buttons, the internal LFOs, or note-change detection on the 1V/oct jacks. The SWN ships with 12 three-dimensional (spherical) wavetables and an easy interface which allows you to record and edit custom wavetables from live audio. Open-source software for Mac, Windows, and Linux called SphereEdit can be freely downloaded and allows you to use your computer to create, edit, and convert .wav files into Spherical wavetables to transfer into the SWN with an audio cable.



Electrical and Mechanical Specifications:



  • Module size:
    • 26 HP Eurorack format module
    • 0.98" (25mm) maximum depth with power cable
  • Power consumption:
    • +12V: 185mA with LED PWR jumper set to 12V; 107mA with LED PWR jumper set to 5V
    • -12V: -30mA
    • +5V: not used with LED PWR jumper set to 12V; 60mA with LED PWR jumper set to 5V
  • Audio outputs:
    • Frequency range: 0Hz (DC) - 22kHz
    • Maximum Amplitude: 19Vpp
  • LFO outputs:
    • Frequency range: 0Hz (DC) - 3kHz
    • Minimum Period: 24 hours
    • Maximum Amplitude: 8Vpp
    • 1V/oct inputs (channel CV inputs and Transpose CV)
    • Voltage range: 0V to +10V (10 octave range)
  • CV inputs (other than 1V/oct and Transpose CV):
    • Voltage range: 0V to +5V
  • Clock input:
    • Trigger threshold: 1.5V
    • Pulse width must be greater than 1ms
  • User memory (non-volatile):
    • Preset slots: 108
    • Custom Spherical Wavetables: 108
  • Wavetable:
    • 512 samples per waveform
    • 16 bits per sample
    • 44.1kHz sampling rate
    • 27 waveforms per Spherical Wavetable, arranged in a 3x3x3 3-torus

Included with the SWN:

  • 16-to-16 pin power cable
  • 4 M3 Knurlie screws