Not just another clone or continuation of the 808-esque, acid-style kicks of the Mutant Bassdrum – the Mutant BD9 seeks to explore uncharted bassdrum territory by having an integrated sub-oscillator for maximal auditory obliteration.
MIX lets you blend between the SHELL and SNAPPY tones that make up the overall snare drum
turn up the DRIVE to get overdriven snare tones with intense harmonics. The purple LED indicates when the snare begins to overdrive
like the other Mutant Drums, signal levels have been normalized for modular level input and output (up to 20Vpp)
SHELL synthesizes the drum skins
analog bridged-t sinewave oscillators, for those organic-sounding tones we’ve come to love from the 808
TONE control blends between the two sinewaves of different frequency
SHELL PITCH lets you tune one of the sine waves, to change the pitch of your snare drum
SNAPPY adds some noise to the snare
an analog white noise generator feeds the SNAPPY circuit
an external input lets you patch any sound source you like into the SNAPPY generator
voltage control of SNAPPY decay
SNAPPY feeds into an analog selectable high-pass or band-pass filter
voltage control of filter cutoff frequency
when nothing is plugged into the cutoff CV input, the SNAPPY envelope OR the adjustable sinewave from the SHELL generator normalize through the CV attenuverter for cutoff CV. A jumper on the back of the module allows you to select which of these internal modulation signals are routed here
the filter has three resonance settings: classic 808 (low resonance), high resonance, and self-oscillation
bipolar attenuators (aka: ‘attenuverters’) on CV inputs
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Erica Synths DIY Modulator is 35mm deep, skiff friendly, has solid mechanical construction and doesn’t require wiring.
The Modulator essentially is LFO with simultaneous triangle and square wave outputs, clockable S&H with external CV input and noise source. A kit comes with two versions of noise generator – simple, transistor-based and more complex Zener diode-based one. Latest provides perfect, full spectrum white noise.
LFO with triangle and pulse wave outputs
Choice of transistor-based or Zener diode-based noise generator for massive, full spectrum white noise
This is not a set it and forget it oscillator. It’s an oscillator that demands to be tweaked, modulated and explored. It’s an oscillator that’s proudly analog and eschews all shortcuts. As such, it’s an oscillator that rewards you with sounds as boundless as your creativity.