Category: Mutable Instruments

  • Mutable Instruments Marbles

    Mutable Instruments Marbles

    Mutable Instruments Marbles Marbles is one of the most appreciated modules in Eurorack. But since Mutable Instruments is going to retire as a business, there may be a time where the original Marbles will no longer be available. It’s been great fun to create this video. It started with an Elements jam, but forgot about […]

  • Rhythm by Code | Monome Teletype, Shapeshifter, Plaits x 3, Beads

    Rhythm by Code | Monome Teletype, Shapeshifter, Plaits x 3, Beads

    Rhythm by Code The third episode in my Teletype series. This time, I will create a simple rhythm machine with a bit of Grids-like density control on the hat. Easy to learn, lots of fun! Here’s the code with some explanations. Intitialization Script IPARAM.SCALE 0 100M 2000 In plain English:Set the parameter knob scale to […]

  • New Mutable Instruments Beads Firmware

    New Mutable Instruments Beads Firmware

    Beads Firmware – Release Candidate Mutable Instruments Beads The first thing you’ll notice about Beads is the sleek new design. The hardware has been redesigned from the ground up for a more polished look and feel. The next thing you’ll notice is the improved sound quality. The software has been upgraded for a crisper and […]

  • Eurorack Starter Kits | Episode 01 | Greatness in Small Steps

    Eurorack Starter Kits | Episode 01 | Greatness in Small Steps

    Eurorack Starter Kits – Episode 01 I think it’s time to offer some help to people who are thinking about eurorack but don’t know where to start. Well, there’s a ‘no brainer starterkit’ containing the top 3 of most ‘racked’ modules in modulargrid, which also happens to be an insanely powerful combo: Maths, Plaits & […]

  • Clouds Feedback | The ‘Out-Of-Control’ mode

    Clouds Feedback | The ‘Out-Of-Control’ mode

    The ‘Out-Of-Control’ mode While trying to figure out Beads ‘feedback’ knob, I remembered always having problems with Clouds’ feedback setting. It often went totally crazy so I learned to stay away from it over the years. So I was wondering how sending some ‘delicate’ CV to it would work. I tried Maths with a subtle […]

  • Marbles Rings Blades Clouds | Ambient Electric Guitar Improvisation

    Marbles Rings Blades Clouds | Ambient Electric Guitar Improvisation

    Ambient Electric Guitar Improvisation In a case like this, you can let the machine to all the work (but as a composer, you’ll still have to conduct it). In this patch, Tides is driving Marbles’ tempo. Marbles is sending notes to Rings which is intercepted by Blades to add some warm saturation. This basically creates […]

  • Clouds Parasite | Still Going Strong & feat. Beads

    Clouds Parasite | Still Going Strong & feat. Beads

    Still Going Strong & feat. Beads In my previous video I introduced Beads, the official successor of Clouds. I did not cover a comparison with classic Clouds, because I use the ‘parasite’ firmware written by Matthias Buech. So does Clouds still have a future in your rack? I think so. I mentioned that the two […]

  • Clouds, Seeds, Crowds & Beads | Mutable Instruments Beads​

    Clouds, Seeds, Crowds & Beads | Mutable Instruments Beads​

    Mutable Instruments Beads​ First impressions with the brand new, latest and final module of Mutable Instruments. It started off around 2017 as Clouds V2 but ended up as ‘Beads’ (which make a necklace). Make sure you manage your expectations, because this is not a Clouds 2.0, it’s a completely different module with its own character […]

  • Beads Texture synthesizer – Some Retailer still accepting pre-orders

    Beads Texture synthesizer – Some Retailer still accepting pre-orders

    Beads Texture synthesizer Beads is a reinvention of Mutable Instruments’ Clouds. the long-time awaited Clouds 2 is here and the name of the eurorack module is Beads. The concept of Beads is the same, live granular processing of an incoming audio signal, and the labels on the panel remain familiar. The similarities of Beads compared […]

  • Beads a Reinvention of Mutable Instruments’ Clouds – or Clouds 2

    Beads a Reinvention of Mutable Instruments’ Clouds – or Clouds 2

    Mutable Instruments’  Beads is a reinvention of Mutable Instruments’ Clouds. the long-time awaited Clouds 2 is here and the name of the eurorack module is Beads. The concept of Beads is the same, live granular processing of an incoming audio signal, and the labels on the panel remain familiar. The new Beads compare favorably to […]

  • Stages+ | Mutable Instruments Stages Qiemem Firmware

    Stages+ | Mutable Instruments Stages Qiemem Firmware

    Mutable Instruments Stages Qiemem Firmware Pff, this one was a lot of work, probably not a good choice for a jamuary day. So tomorrow I have to do something quick and dirty. However, it was worth it. Updating firmware on a mutable instruments module always gives me nightmares and even with my bitbox I had […]

  • #Jamuary2021 | Day 05 | Alchemy

    #Jamuary2021 | Day 05 | Alchemy

    Alchemy In this jam I’ll take you on a tour around many different synthesis techniques with some help from Sheep (Tides V1), Edges, Maths, Plonk, Blades, Elements, Rings and Clouds. Synthesis often reminds me of Alchemy, the process of turning lead into gold.

  • Eurorack Live Patch Explained – Drums and Samples

    Eurorack Live Patch Explained – Drums and Samples

    Eurorack Live Patch Explained – Drums and Samples Hey there! This is the second video of a three-part series explaining the patch on my eurorack modular synth for live performances. This time we’ll have a look at the parts of the patch responsible for drums and sample playback. Next week we go over how I […]

  • Eurorack Live Patch Explained: Melodic Voices

    Eurorack Live Patch Explained: Melodic Voices

    Eurorack Live Patch Explained – part 1: Melodic Voices Hey there! This is the first video of a three part series explaining a patch on my eurorack modular synth I often use for live performances. We start with the melodic voices, next week we have a look at drums and sample playback, and finally how […]

  • E-RM #PolyGogo | Shared Guests | Part 01

    E-RM #PolyGogo | Shared Guests | Part 01

    E-RM #PolyGogo | Shared Guests | Part 01 The DPO is the Shared System’s main oscillator. In this series I want to investigate the impact of a VCO on a system. Will a Shared System with a Plaits still sound like a Make Noise rig? Or will it lose its identity? And how about a […]

  • Mutable Instruments Launches 2020 Version of Ripples & Shades

    Mutable Instruments Launches 2020 Version of Ripples & Shades

    Mutable Instruments Launches 2020 Version of Ripples & Shades After some quiet time or really everyone waiting for the next module from the excellent boutique manufacture Mutable Instruments the company launched a 2020 Version of their existing modules Ripples & Shades. Shades – Attenuator/offset/mixer Shades provide 3 channels of audio/CV processing which can be configured […]

  • Marbles v1.2 Firmware Available

    Marbles v1.2 Firmware Available

    Marbles v1.2 Firmware Please read the user manual to learn more about the upgrade procedure. You can download the update file here. Marbles v1.2 Firmware When the module is in external processing mode, with an external clock for the X section, and when this clock’s patch cable is unplugged from the X clock input, so that an internal clock is […]

  • Sci-Fi Explorations Vol. 1 Released

    Sci-Fi Explorations Vol. 1 Released

    Gregor Quendel released Sci-Fi Explorations Vol. 1 Sci-Fi Explorations – Vol I is an experimental collaboration between Gregor Quendel and ARC Noise. Sci-Fi Explorations – Vol I features 546 creative sci-fi sound effects, alien textures, ambiances, drones, space cities, deserted crystalline caverns, vast hives of digital insects, distressed metal impacts, abstract user interface sounds, transitions, and more. […]

  • Microcell: a Compact Version of Supercell … and Clouds

    Microcell: a Compact Version of Supercell … and Clouds

    microcell is a compact 14hp version of Supercell that retains all features of the original (except for the attenuators). In case you missed it, Supercell is an expanded version of Clouds, building on the open-source foundations of the classic (but now discontinued) granular synthesis module from Mutable Instruments. See also our Mutable Instruments Clouds Review […]

  • Mutable Instruments Rings Review – Musical Resonating for Eurorack

    Mutable Instruments Rings Review – Musical Resonating for Eurorack

    Mutable Instruments Rings Review In this review, we are looking at the Mutable Instruments Rings module. Rings is a physical modeling module in Eurorack format. The module comes with three different forms of synthesis. The module enhances sounds with metallic resonating percussion, plucked or string sounds. Émilie Gillet is Mutable Instruments’ product designer, hardware/software engineer, […]

  • Mutable Instruments Clouds Review – Master of Granular Texture Effects

    Mutable Instruments Clouds Review – Master of Granular Texture Effects

    Mutable Instruments Clouds Review One of the most anticipated new Eurorack module releases in 2019 is “Clouds 2”. In today’s review, we are looking at the popular Clouds module developed by Mutable Instruments. The module Clouds is a granular audio effect unit unmatched in the market.  Granular audio effects are becoming increasingly popular in the world […]

  • Top 10 Things to Know Before Launching into Eurorack

    Top 10 Things to Know Before Launching into Eurorack

    As a bit of a preface, this series will focus on the Eurorack modular format; there are other formats that use patch-points. Eurorack is currently the most popular, by far. I’ll be using “Eurorack” and “modular” somewhat interchangeably, except where I specify that something is exclusively true for the Eurorack format, such as voltage specifications […]