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Hispasonic interviews Olivier Gillet

Posted on September 11th, 2011

Hispasonic.com had a little talk to Olivier Gillet, the creator of the Shruti-syntesizers. He revealed some information about the future of Mutable Instruments and his thoughts on what makes a good synth.

The full story (in english) at Matrixsynth.
Original (in spanish) version at Hispasonic.

The exciting new projects:

Next project (september/october): the MIDIpal, a small, inexpensive, MIDI processing
unit, running algorithmic transformation on the MIDI notes (arpeggiation, harmonization, delays) along with more traditional filter/splitter/monitoring things. Something you’ll want to stick between anything with a keyboard and anything with an audio out in your studio :) This is the first project that will be industrially manufactured – though the first batch will be available as a SMT kit.

A new Shruthi-1 filter board (MS-20 clone).

A variant of the Shruthi-1 digital board that will replace all the digital oscillators by 12-
bits sample playback from a SD card (and will probably do sampling too).

Also, from the forums at mutable-instruments:
“MIDIpal kits will be available in october and a new batch of Shruthi kits in november.”

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MODULAR: The Documentary extended promo

Posted on September 10th, 2011

Synthnerdery at its best!
Take a look at this promo for MODULAR: The Documentary.


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Futureman – Drummer extraordinaire

Posted on September 5th, 2011

Roy “Futureman” Wooten, showing some drumming skills.
…and the Syntax Drumitar!

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The Electones featuring IamTrip – Obey Angela

Posted on September 3rd, 2011

On one of our many journeys around the galaxies of computer jams we met a strange looking fellow.
He spoke to us in a strange language of rythms and arrangements. His name was IamTrip.
This is the results of such an encounter. A meeting of culture, history and language.

01. The Electones featuring IamTrip - Obey Angela
02. The Electones featuring IamTrip - Australian night
03. The Electones featuring IamTrip - Teslacoil

04. The Electones featuring IamTrip - Obey Angela (loops and effects remix)

Bonus thing! A set with some loops from Obey Angela, and effects for you to play with!
It does require Ableton Live, but included are also the samples,
which can be mashed in any soft- or hardware.
Download it here!


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Bag of Effects – Part 4 – It has a case!

Posted on September 2nd, 2011

This summer i had a chance to work some more on my bag of effects. Its coming along nicely. Iv made the supporting frame that the modules are gonna rest on and iv designed front panels in Sketchup for most of the effects i have built so far. No more cardboard! =D Read more »


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AfroDJMac – Free Effect Racks

Posted on September 1st, 2011

…For Ableton Live!

So, I’ve just started dabbling a bit with groups in Live, and it’s the best thing.

With the effects grouped together in racks, you can assign eight knobs to do multiple things to all the effects in that rack.

You can also have multiple effect chains, and assign a knob to crossfade between them!

A big helper is AfroDJMac, the maker of racks and other things.
Every week he produces one of these, and kindly offers them for download!

Videos are also made:


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