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Mutable-Instruments Sidekick

Posted on May 18th, 2011

The Sidekick is a simple circuit, of dimensions similar to those of the Shruthi-1 digital board, which allows you to drive one of the Shruthi-1 filters without all the hassles of MIDI, menus, and modulation matrices. Pick your favorite filter board, snap the Sidekick on top of it, plug in an external audio source (or not) and get ready for some filtering action!

The Sidekick comprises 2 square/triangle LFOs and 2 AR envelopes, which are assigned to the VCF frequency and the VCA gain. The LFOs can oscillate at audio rates, allowing them to be used as droning oscillators, a FM source or ring-modulators. The envelopes are triggered by a dedicated button.

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Shruti1_USB_BETA – by EATYone

Posted on April 15th, 2011

We love the shruti here at devsound and this makes us drool and our fingers itch!
He just took a Edirol PCRA30 midi-controller and built the shruti right in to it, slapped some wood on it and its beutyful in every aspect! We will follow the progress on this one!


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The simplest synth that could possibly rock!

Posted on December 17th, 2010

Shruthi-1 – Mutable Instruments

I promised some diy-stuf so why not start off with the shruthi-1? Its a synth kit you can buy from Oliver at Mutable Instruments. It is a wavetable synth with a real analog filter and lots of fancy features like arpeggiator, analog style sequencer, a wide range of modulation destinations.  As you can guess i have built one of these and i have used it in pretty much every song iv made since it was finished.

People have been building some really pretty custom cases, every week there is a nice design surprise at the forum!

Its a really friendly forum, the synth is easy to build,  sounds great and is dirt cheap!

Enjoy some pitcures:


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