MATRIXSYNTH: Mutable Instruments Tides - Demonstrations by Perfect Circuit Audio

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mutable Instruments Tides - Demonstrations by Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on Jan 11, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

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1. Mutable Instruments Tides Modulation Demonstration

"In this demo, we are using Tides as a slow modulation source to modulate the filter cutoff of the second resonant filter of Shelves. Braids in CSAW mode is the sound source fed through Shelves. Two LFO signals from Peaks are patched into Tides' first two waveshaping inputs to demonstrate how these morphing frequencies sound at low frequency. A Clock is then generated from Grids and patched into the Trigger input to demonstrate Tides' ability to function as an envelope. The top button is the mode select knob, which can select between oscillator mode, AD envelope mode, and ASR envelope mode."

2. Mutable Istruments Tides Oscillator Demonstration

"In this demo, we begin by just morphing the waveshape knobs while in oscillator mode. Each of the three knobs affects a different part of the timbre, with the third knob cutting off to nothing (with Parasites installed.) A modulation source from Peaks (LFO to slow triangle wave) is then patched into the third waveshape control. Frames is then switched into Sequencer mode, being clocked by Channel 2 of Peaks. These four sequencer channels from Frames are then patched into the two other waveshape controls, the Level VCA and the 1v/Oct input (with the internal Quantizer from Parasites enabled.) For a little bit of space, the final output is then patched into Clouds, being fedback for Size and Position modulation. A full morphing sequenced line with FX with only four modules!"

3. Mutable Instruments Tides Parasites Feature Demonstration

"In this demo, we show how the internal quantizer works within Tides Parasite. To access the quantizer, long press the top button. It will begin blinking with green, and with presses from the mode buttons, it will scan through the quantizer presets. The menu counts upwards in binary, including no quantization, semitones, a major scale, a minor scale, whole tone, pentatonic minor, poor pentatonic, and fifths. (These were scanned backwards in the video.) To exit the quantizer mode, long press the top button again. The second section demonstrates how the mode "Two Bumps" can be used to generate a shepards tone. This is taken directly from the Tides parasites manual on Mqtthiqs' github account. "Put the oscillator in this "octaves" mode, put the width at noon and the frequency around 9 o'clock; 28 octaves will ring at the same time, many of them way outside the audible range. Now feed a slow sawtooth to the 1V/Oct input, and adjust its amplitude so that it is 1V (or 2 or 3... any round number of volts). Monitor the Bipolar output: you will hear a Shepard-Risset infinite glissando."

1 comment:

  1. Tides is my favorite module for sure, even more than Rings.

    I've gotta get a Frames someday. :D



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