Nuevo Mutable Instruments (Teaser)

#2 por zemky el 05/06/2012
Que bueno, esta claro que tendra varias partes de sinte o percusion
#3 por q-ba el 26/06/2012
Esto es el primer prototipo, pero sigue sin decir lo que es!

#4 por q-ba el 26/06/2012
Pues ya es oficial!


Sintetizador polifonico de hasta 6 voces, cada voz con salida de audio independiente y con tarjeta SD

Here are some of the key features:

-Up to 6 voices, each with an individual output — in addition to a global mix output.
-MIDI channels/patches/voices are distinct entities, allowing many different flexible configurations, from 6 independent monophonic parts each on a different MIDI channel, to 1 polysynth, with everything in-between (unison, keyboard split, layering, voice doubling).
-Connectors for up to 6 voicecards. In true Mutable Instruments spirit, you can mix and match voicecards with different filters, and in the future with different synthesis engines.
-Easy to use sound programming interface with a large 2x40 LCD display, 8 knobs, 8 switches and 15 bicolor LEDs. -Each module of the synthesis engine has a page, each page has a direct access button.
-Massive patch memory, easy backup/data exchange, fast firmware upgrades with the integrated SD card reader. And there might be other things you’ll load from the SD card in the future…
-Patch versioning and undo/compare/redo of editing operations.
-Sequencer, arpeggiator and rhythmic chord generator available for each part. 2 step-sequences per part. Each part can be clocked at a different multiple of the MIDI clock.
-And of course: DIY friendly, through-hole assembly.

Each voice is on its own circuit board. Yes, it’s huge and it draws a lot of power!

-All the Shruthi-1 oscillators goodness – classic analog waveforms, FM, wavetables, vowel synthesis, low-fi tones.
-More z-family oscillator waveshapes, with digital emulations of analog waveforms sent through resonant LP/BP/HP filters.
-“Wavequence” mode for individually addressing the content of the wave memory (wavequence + step sequencer = wave sequencing).
-New mixer with adjustable overdrive and bitcrusher effects, independent of the mixing mode.
-3 synchronized LFOs shared by all voices in a patch with new waveforms, and 1 desynchronized, per-voice LFO for subtle voice modulation effects.
-3 ADSR envelopes with times up to 60s.
-Large modulation matrix (14 slots, 4 modifiers), with new modulation sources and destinations.
-Improved sound richness/brightness and extended filter range.
-3 flavours of voicecards: Warm and classic 4-pole low-pass (OTA-C with Darlington buffers), sweet and liquid 4-pole low-pass (SSM2164), 2-pole multimode (SSM2164).

What will come after that? Voicecards offering a few channels of drum sounds. The following voicecards are in development:

-Multi-channel drum samples ROMpler.
-Analog drum module (2 instruments per voicecard).

How does it sound? You can listen to many sound clips here

Ambika is a DIY project, all the technical choices have been made to make it accessible to DIYers, and it will be sold primarily as kits.
#5 por q-ba el 26/06/2012
El precio del kit rondará entre 200 y 300 euros con una sola placa de voz. Cada placa pcb adicional con sus chips programados saldrán de 20 a 30 € y los componentes de cada placa saldrian alrededor de 10-15€ comprandolos en Reichelt o Mouser.
#7 por q-ba el 26/06/2012
#8 por q-ba el 30/06/2012
Este hombre no para!

Mutable Instruments Anushri – a cheerful analog synth (that doesn’t suck at drums too)

Analog synthesis

Analog VCO with saw and pulse waveforms, freely mixable.
Optional automatic VCO calibration in software for those who don’t like messing with trimmers.
-1 or -2 octaves sub-oscillator.
Auxiliary square oscillator with accurate digital tuning available as an FM modulator or as a sync master for the VCO (yes, it means “ewwwwwwiowwww” and “wongwong”).
12dB/octave multimode filter, with smooth self-oscillation.
Post-filter overdrive/fuzz circuit.
Linear VCA.

Modulation sources

1 main ADSR envelope routable to pitch, pulse width, cutoff frequency.
1 simple 1-parameter envelope (morphing through various stages, including the shape of the main ADSR, and a rigid “GATE” style envelope) routed to VCA.
Velocity routed to either cutoff frequency or VCA gain.
1 LFO routable to pitch, pulse-width and cutoff frequency ; with 8 waveforms (triangle, square, ascending and descending ramps, S&H, bernouilli process, piecewise linear random process aka “autodubstep”, noise).
1 triangle LFO for vibrato and/or growl.

Arpeggiator and sequencer

Arpeggiator with 4 modes (up, down, up&down, random) ; 1 to 2 octaves ; 6 patterns.
SH-101-style note sequencer with step by step recording, up to 128 notes. Easy recording of pauses, ties, and glides.
Tempo set by internal clock with shuffle, external MIDI clock or external 6/12/24 ppqn trigger.

Drum machine

Algorithmic drum pattern generator using an innovative “pattern sculpting” approach – allowing a large combination of drum patterns to be sculpted from 5 knobs
Digital sound generation of BD / SD / HH with tone control
Drum sounds can be freely triggered from an external sequencer using MIDI channel 10


9 pots and 4 switches for hands-on access to synthesis parameters.
9 “soft-pots” for editing modulations / arpeggiator / drum machine settings.
3 dedicated navigation buttons (“modulations”, “arpeggiator / keyboard”, “drum machine”).
3 dedicated sequencer buttons (“record”, “play”, “hold / rest”).


VCO CV in/out (Note: manual VCO calibration is required for accurate 1V/Oct I/O).
VCF CV in/out (Note: manual VCF calibration is required for accurate 1V/Oct I/O).
Gate signal in/out (5V level for output).
24, 12 or 6 ppqn clock signal in/out (5V level for output).
External Audio in.
Audio out.
MIDI in/out (thru + arpeggiator and sequencer notes).
CC control over modulations and some of the digitally controlled synthesis parameters. Some parameters like filter resonance cannot be CC-controlled.


Remove main audio in / out and solder corresponding minijacks on PCB
Remove LT1054 and solder 2x5 power connector
Route MIDI in/out to front panel (if you want…). And that’s it!


DIY product (full kit)
Price < 200€ / kit
Available < October 2012

Alguien escribió:

How the drum machine works:

You have 9 knobs to control it.

3 or them are “morphing” through different types of drum sounds for BD / SD / HH. Sort of a magic 1 button “tone control” that goes from 606 to 909 through all possible values including 734.

1 of them is BD vs SD/HH xfade.

2 of them are controlling the “genre” in which the drum engine improvises (yes it does fluctuate and add some random variations when it fancies). Technically, it’s the X/Y position on a Kohonen Map learned on a bank of 48 drum patterns that I recorded in a hurry thursday afternoon at 3 PM. Will train the model on more and better material later.

3 of them control how much the pattern is “filled” with BD, SD and HH. Set to 0 and you have something with none of that instrument. Set to max and it’s 16th notes, with accent still emphasizing the original structure of the rhythm. Inbetween you have N “hits” of the instrument strategically distributed over the pattern under the genre constraint. It’s super easy to twist the knobs and make a pattern evolve with that.
#9 por Lisboetas el 05/11/2012
se supone que el ambika esta apuntico de salir no?

He mojado mis sabanas blancas

#10 por Huun el 05/11/2012
Ayer se pusieron a la venta los kits para montar el Anushri, y en tan sólo 5 horas y pico volaron los cien quesacó y la gente reclama más en los foros de mutable instruments. Pero Olivier el creador de todo esto ha comentado que preparar 100 kits ha sido una auténtica locura.
Así que cuando salga Ambika habrá que estar con el ojo puesto para que no se escape ninguno.
Hace un par de semanas monté mi primer Shrithi y hoy he montado mi primer Shruthi Yellow Edition y es una auténtica gozada cómo se comporta cuando se retuerce un poco el filtro.
Lo mejor de todo, el sonido y después que todo, absolutamente todo está documentado y es hard/soft abierto
#11 por elhambre el 07/11/2012
Sin duda alguna toda la documentación y la ayuda brindada en el foro por todos los usuarios en general y de Olivier en particular es algo que no se paga con dinero.

Acaban de anunciar que habrá una segunda tanda de Anushri aunque no se encargara Olivier sino Frank que es quien hace las cajas así que la cosa queda en familia.
A ver si con un poco de suerte mañana tengo el mio ya en casa... :mrgreen:

Chords are for people who can’t understand an arpeggiator

#12 por Huun el 08/11/2012
Jeje, yo también encargué uno...
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