MATRIXSYNTH: Steampunk Mutable Instruments Shruthi Synth Digital/Analogue Hybrid

Friday, September 15, 2017

Steampunk Mutable Instruments Shruthi Synth Digital/Analogue Hybrid

via this auction

"Shruthi synthesizer (electronics designed by Mutable Instruments) in a steampunk vintage style box with brass panel. It is a digital/analogue hybrid monophonic synthesizer with digital oscillators but analogue filter and VCA. This one is fitted with the "4-pole mission" variable state filter with several flavours of resonance. Four extra knobs have been added to control the Shruthi's CV inputs and their function can be programmed uniquely for each patch using the routing matrix. (Note: by default they do nothing unless allocated in the routing matrix).

The operation manual can be found here.

Just for clarity, Shruthi is an open source design and the "official" Mutable PCB's have not been used in this build. However the electronics are 100% as per the Mutable Instruments design. I am a Mutable "Trusted Builder".

The "light bulbs" are actually LED's cunningly designed to look like light bulbs. There is a battery compartment (6 x AA) on the underside for portable use, but it can also be powered externally via the socket on the back. The brass is beginning to show a "patina" which adds to the vintage feel."

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