Elements Modal Synthesizer

Product Information

Elements is a full-blown synthesis voice based on modal synthesis - an under-appreciated flavour of physical modelling synthesis with a strange and abstract feel.

Elements combines an exciter synthesis section generating raw, noisy sounds characteristic of bowing (filtered friction noise), blowing (pitch-controlled granular noise), or striking (stick, mallet, hammer or brush sample playback or bursts of synthetic impulsions). These sources, or external audio signals, are processed by a modal filter bank - an ensemble of 64 tuned band-pass filters simulating the response of various resonant structures (plates, strings, tubes...) with adjustable brightness and damping. A stereo ambience reverberator adds depth and presence to the sound.

All parameters have a very meaningful and well-delimited impact on the sound. When designing Elements, great care has been taken in selecting parameter ranges and control curves, producing a large palette of sounds -often beyond physical realism - but always well controlled and stable. The "dark spots" of noise and feedback are reached gradually, and they do still react to controls. The module is deliberately menu- and switch-free - what you dial/patch is what you hear!

Product Features

  • CV range: +/- 8V
  • Excitation signal generator
  • Modal resonator
  • Open-source hardware and firmware.

Product Specifications

Brand
Mutable Instruments
SKU
MUTAELEMENTS
Gender
Unisex
Color
Silver
Age
All Ages
MPN
ELEMENTS
UPC
682500001383
Type
Other
Ship Dimension
8 x 10 x 3 inches
Ship Weight
1lbs.