Hi, I have been experimenting with using four software oscillators to create different sounds - so far I have built three very different synths using the same four oscillators -
1) The eXtremely Limited Techno Toy -
Its harsh, but weirdly addictive to play
2) A Gated Grain synth similar to the Auduino but with output gated by one of the LFO Oscillators -
This one sounds a little out of tune in places becuase I am allowing the pitch to change mid note, this produces a nice violin effect when the output is gated by a sinewave, in the video its gated with a square wave.
3) The final synth uses all four oscillators to play a single user controlled pitch but allows the user to increase or decrease the detune of the oscillators to produce anything from a slightly fatter sound to a full on chorus effect. Video shortly.
The basic idea was to see whether it would be interesting to create a simulated patch panel using jumper wires and a traditional key scanning technique to determine what is connected to what, this would then be used to interconnect the oscilators in software, so far it looks worth progressing.
More on the concept here -