Rockwell Sonicrafter F80 DuoTech Oscillating Tool Review


Rockwell Sonicrafter F80 DuoTech Oscillating Tool Review

The Rockwell Sonicrafter F80 DuoTech Oscillating Tool is one of the most popular oscillators among professional sound designers and audio engineers. It’s a dual channel design with two separate oscillator sections which are capable of producing very different sounds.

One section produces square waves while the other produces sine waves. Both sections have their own controls, knobs and buttons to control them individually. The F80 is equipped with four independent waveforms including square, sawtooth, triangle and noise. There are eight assignable parameters for each section plus a master volume knob. The F80 comes in black or silver finish.

Rockwell Sonicrafter F65 Manual

The Rockwell Sonicrafter F65 manual covers all the features of the instrument including its operation, settings and function details. The manual includes detailed descriptions of all the functions and describes how they work.

It also provides a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the instrument.

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F80 Oscillator Section Features:

1) Dual Channel Design – Two independent oscillators produce different tones using two separate channels.

Each channel has its own controls, knobs and buttons to control it independently. You can mix both oscillators together to create new sounds!

2) Unique Square Wave Design – While most oscillators produce simple sine waves, the Rockwell F80 has two separate square wave channels.

In addition to the classic square waves, there are lots of other sounds that can be created such as added distortion and “crackling” sounds.

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3) Noise Source – A noise source is a random signal generator which produces static, similar to that of a radio station tuned between stations.

Noise sources are great for adding texture and enhancing the character of other sounds.

4) Variable Mixing – Both oscillators have their own volume controls which allow you to create an infinite combination of mixing levels from 100% sine wave to 100% square wave.

The F80 has two audio inputs which allow you to mix external signals into oscillator 1 or 2. This is a great way to create unique sounds using microphones, guitars or other instruments.

5) Phase Switch – The phase switch changes the direction of a channel’s oscillation, creating a “negative” of the original waveform. This produces some very odd sounds which can’t be produced by simple sine or square waves.

6) Noise Level – This knob adjusts the input gain of the noise source which allows you to mix in as much static and “white noise” as you wish.

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