Electronic Music Works WCS-1 (2012)
The WCS-1 is a MIDI synthesizer module that utilizes a digital oscillator followed by all discrete analog circuits in order to produce unusual and very "fat" sounds. The exclusive wave addition resource together with a dual input VCF and a lightning fast VCA ensures its powerful sound generation capabilites, being an ideal instrument for any electronic music production.
To make use of the WCS-1, one would need a MIDI controller keyboard or any other type of equipment with a MIDI Out port, like drum machines, MIDI Pad controllers, bass pedals or a computer with MIDI connection. The WCS-1 has a 1/4" mono jack output on the back panel which can be patched into a mixer, audio interface or directly into an amplifier.
A large number of waveform combinations can be generated by the WCS-1. It contains most the classic waveshapes like Square, Saw, and Triangle, along with many other combination waves, making this synth a powerful timbre palette.
The resonant filter of the WCS-1 increases the final sound volume and when it is set to values higher than 80%, a filter overload is expected to occur and consequently cause distortion. For certain musical styles, this type of filter overload may be welcome because it brings a more aggressive characteristic to the sound.