Softube Mutable Instruments Braids  From Softube

Macro Oscillator sophisticated digital synthesis engine for Modular (MODULAR EXCLUSIVE)



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Mutable Instruments Braids for Modular – Softube

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    • Softube Mutable Instruments Braids

Manufacturer's Description from Softube

Astonishingly sophisticated sound-generation

Braids, by French Eurorack pioneers Mutable Instruments, is not an oscillator.

It sort of looks like one, with fine and coarse pitch/frequency controls, a v/oct input, and voltage-controllable tone/timbre controls.

It even sort of sounds like one, in as far as it outputs audio.

Mutable Instruments call it a macro oscillator, but even that is an understatement. It’s a hugely sophisticated digital synthesis engine, able to produce and manipulate complex sounds by means of 45 or so fully-realized synthesis algorithms, featuring multiple oscillators, wavetables, filters, VCAs, ring modulators, and so on under the hood.


Any sound you like

Classic waves from vintage synths, bells, resonant filters, plucked and bowed strings, vocals and vowel/formant sounds, wind instruments, percussion, noise, granular clouds and more.



'Timbre' and 'Colour' controls affect multiple different parameters per mode, morphing through all the sweet spots and ensuring every sound is lush, gorgeous, and useful.


Built-in envelope

Using the trigger input and built-in AD envelope, each algorithm can even become a self-contained synth voice. No other modules required.


Digital macro-oscillator

In a sense, Braids can be looked at as both an encyclopedia of classic synthesis techniques, and a tool to bring them into the present-day, with tremendous sound-quality and ease-of-use to match.


Each mode represents a different, essential, and beautifully realised synth technique, with often very complex meta-patching going on behind the scenes. One, for example, features seven stacked and de-tuned sawtooth waves, while another passes a single oscillator waveform through a variable filter matrix to simulate vocal formants.


Incredible variety of sounds

Braids can produce an extraordinary variety of sounds, from 808-style drums to bowed strings, from bells and gongs to humanoid vowels, and from trance leads to Moog-ish basses. There's almost nothing this module can't do, especially in combination with other modules in your Modular system.


And what's more, it offers unprecedented ease-of-access to these sounds, with the heavy-lifting of the initial patch creation happening under the hood. All you have to do is select a mode, and use the two tone controls to find the precise flavor you want.



About Manufacturer

Softube develops both hardware and software for the audio industry. A number of high-end computer recording plug-ins are available under the Softube brand and the company has done development for reputable companies such as Abbey Road Studios and TC Electronic. 2010 marked a new beginning for Softube as Marshall released the JMD:1, a guitar amplifier which contains hardware and software developed by Softube.

The company was founded in 2003 and consists of four guys with the head quarter in Linköping, Sweden. It's located about 2 hours southwest of Stockholm and 1.5 hours away from Stockholm Skavsta Airport.