Please read this section of the user manual to learn more about the upgrade procedure.
A new synthesis technique (polyBlep) is used for generating an alias-free, variable slope triangle at audio rates.
Sheep is an unofficial firmware for Mutable Instruments’ Tides which implements wavetable synthesis. This update completely replaces the stock firmware and turns Tides into a new module. It is not possible to run this firmware side by side with the original version - so it’s an either-or affair.
Sheep provides three banks of waveforms laid out in a 2D grid, with continuous interpolation between waves - think of it as the director’s cut (or dub version?) of Braids’
WMAP. The filter/wavefolder control is still available, for further filtering or distorting the sound of the raw waveforms. And obviously, you won’t need a VCA because of the LEVEL CV input!
Differences with the original firmware
A. The mode switch is used to cycle through the 3 banks of waves. Green: additive harmonics (no phasing effect, little aliasing). Off: PWMish (that one can alias a bit more). Red: waves from Braids’
WMAP mode. Sheep does not provide any single cycle modes. Are sheep and wavetable oscillators an Agambenian form-of-life, caught, like the benedictine monk, in the cyclicity engendered by the rule?
E. F. The SHAPE/SLOPE knobs and CV inputs control the X and Y coordinates in the wave map.
9. By default, the CLOCK trigger input cycles through the 3 banks of waves. Hold the range selector button (B) until the range LED blinks to use it for synchronization/PLL just like in Tides’ original firmware (Check the Clocked/PLL mode section of the manual).
10. The HIGH TIDE output contains a low-fidelity (1-bit) version of the signal. Crrbrbrbshshsh!
11. The LOW TIDE output contains a -1 octave square sub oscillator.
12. The UNI and BI outputs contain the same signal, but UNI oscillates between 0V and 8V ; and BI between -5V and +5V.