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Mutable Instruments Braids Macro Oscillator

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Mutable Instruments Braids

Braids, from Mutable Instruments, is a synthesis history book in module form. It provides synthesis models of all the most famous and respected synthesizers throughout synthesis history, from Analog models, to rich FM and wacky wavetables and drum sounds. Each synthesis technique is chosen with the encoder knob, which can easily shift from style to style. The Timbre and Color knobs provide variations to the tone of each synthesis model. Most often, Color is a type of filter, while Timbre effects the waveshape style.

Within each synthesis model, there are a whole bank of parameters that can be adjusted using the encoder knob, including Bit-Depth, Sample Rate, a built in VCA and envelope combo, Quantization, Octave switching, as well as a few other more specific parameters

Braids Features

Braids is much more than just a sound source and boasts an incredible selection of over 40 synthesis models. For an in-depth look at what Braids is capable of, check out the Braids Illustrated Guide created by Bob Borries, or the official Mutable Braids Manual.

  • Eurorack Module
  • 16-HP Width
  • 5V voltage source needed (for example Mutable Instruments Volts)
  • All inputs: 100k impedance, DC to 4kHz
  • 12-bit CV capture
  • 96kHz, 16-bit audio processing (some algorithms 2x or 4x oversampled)
  • Cortex-M3 ARM processor
  • Open-source hardware and firmware
  • Easy firmware updates through an audio interface
  • +12V: 15mA current draw
  • -12V: 15mA current draw
  • +5V: 85mA current draw
Product Demo Videos
Mutable Instruments Braids x 4
Video demonstrating 4x Mutable Instruments Braids using Yarns for MIDI and played using a Yamaha CS keyboard.
Mutable Instruments Braids Demo
Demo video of the Mutable Instruments Braids Macro-Oscillator, with the Doepfer Dark Time on sequencer duty.
Farewell To Mutable Instruments Braids
Here we offer a tribute to one of our favorite modules, Mutable Instruments Braids. Conceived in 2012 and discontinued in 2017, Mutable Instruments Braids will forever hold a fond place in the history of Eurorack modular synthesizers.
Mutable Instruments Braids Macro Oscillator Reviews
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