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Mutable Instruments - Plaits

Regular price €231,00 EUR
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Built from the ground up and sharing no code or hardware with Braids, Plaits borrows concepts from its predecessor while operating at considerably higher audio resolution and with a refined means of user interaction. For one, it dispenses with that pesky screen to offer even more tactility and immediacy. Additionally, Plaits features a dedicated CV input for the model parameter, easy access to the module’s internal envelopes for modulation of vital parameters, and an integrated lowpass gate with definable filtering intensity and virtual vactrol response time.

Offering a broad survey of synthesis techniques, Plaits promises a vast sonic palette that could find a home in any modular synthesizer setup. Ideal for beginners and modular synth gurus alike, Plaits is an obvious choice for anyone who wants a lot of functionality in a small space and with a modest price tag.


8 Pitched Synthesis Models

  • Two virtual analog models for continuously-variable waveforms
  • Triangle-core oscillator with variable slope routed through a waveshaper and wavefolder
  • FM with variable feedback path
  • 2 separate formants and a variable shape window modulator for VOSIM style filter sweeps
  • Additive oscillator (24-harmonic)
  • Wavetable oscillator (8x8 waves arranged across 4 banks)
  • Chord generator (wavetables or string/organ emulation)
  • Speech algorithms (formant, SAM, LPC), with banks of phonemes

8 Noise and Percussion Synthesis Models

  • Granular sawtooth or sine oscillator (each with variable gain density and frequency randomization)
  • Clocked noise routed through a resonant filter
  • 8 layer dust/particle noise routed through either resonant or all-pass filters
  • Karplus-Strong ("Red Mode" in Rings) with either white noise or dust excitation
  • Modal resonator ("Green Mode" in Rings) with mallet or dust excitation
  • Analog kick emulator
  • Analog snare emulator
  • Analog hi-hat emulator

I/O and Control

  • 2 selection buttons with tactile LED visual display
  • Primary frequency controls (8 octave range)
  • Harmonics timbre and morph timbre dimensions
  • Attenuverters for frequency, morph, amd timbre CV inputs
  • Primary 1V/Oct input with -3V to +7V input range
  • Trigger input for internal decay envelope or drum exciter
  • Level CV input for internal LPG or accent control for drum models