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Spektro Nucleation

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Spektro Nucleation is a Max For Live device that functions as a waveshaper and bitcrusher. The basic idea was inspired by the eurorack module WMD Geiger Counter.

The device has 2 stages (waveshaping and bitcrushing) and, as in the WMD module, you can change the order of them. By activating the toggle next to the Bit Depth knob, you can position the bit-crusher before the waveshaper.

The toggle next to the Sample Rate knob changes the range for the knob. When activated, the sample rate reduction range is reduced to the upper parts.

The waveshaping stage process the sound sample-by-sample using Cycling 74's gen~ technology. You can change how the waveshaper reacts by offsetting the incoming signal or shifting the waveform forward in time.

Nucleation ships with 255 factory waveforms that you can use to shape the incoming signal. Use the WaveStudio to further modify existing waveforms or even generate new ones using different operations. You can also save your own waveforms to the User Bank.

Please notice that this device was inspired by the WMD eurorack module however it is not a perfect clone: the waveforms are different from the ones in the Geiger Counter and the bit-crusher was not calibrated to be 100% equal the module.

Oh, by the way, we're not associated with WMD. We just LOVE their modules and we highly recommend them!

Quotes and Kudos:

  • Sascha Dikiciyan aka Sonic Mayhem (Composer of Mass Effect series, Tron Evolution, Quake series, Prototype, Borderlands soundtracks) - "Will use it on my Doomsday EP ;)" (Twitter)

  • Josh Spoon (EDM Artist, Drummer and Blogger) - "Specktro Nucleation is a device you can really get lost in–just fire off a loop and begin switching through the wavetables. It can add nasty grit to bass lines, and give your synths a more analog feel." (Dubspot Blog)

Lite Version:


The lite version is a great way to try the core functions of the Spektro Nucleation for free. It comes with 50 waveforms that you can use to shape your sound and feel the power of the device.

You can get the lite version here.

The lite version however does not include the User Bank, Wave Studio, waveform offset and interchangable stages (bitcrusher is always set post waveshaper).