Mutable Instruments Clouds Demo


Sound designer Luftrum created this video demo of the Mutable Instruments Clouds – a ‘granular texture synthesizer’ Eurorack module:

Here’s what Luftrum has to say about the video demo:

  • In the first part of the video, two different samples are processed in normal granular mode.
  • The second part is a real-time processing of the CS80 wave from Braids, receiving pitch from K4815 and going through Make Noise Echophon. In this second part, Clouds are in ‘bonus mode’ number four (also called Spectral Madness) which is a developer left-over extra feature that you enter by pressing and holding the audio quality / blending mode button for five seconds. Note, the extra modes are not supported by the developer, but still amazing extra’s.

There are four modes in Clouds in addition to mode number 1, which is the default granular engine.

  1. Default granular processing.
  2. Pitch and time stretcher.
  3. Looping delay mode.
  4. Spectral madness.

The Mutable Instruments Clouds is available for US $359 at the company’s site.

22 thoughts on “Mutable Instruments Clouds Demo

    1. I’m with you…I don’t get into eurorack stuff-but this sounds awesome and I would probably buy a standalone version. So much of the Mutable Instruments stuff sounds great and looks inspiring to use

    2. Just get a Pittsburgh Cell 48 case and put this in it with a couple other modules such as an input and mixer out. Then it’s a tabletop and easy to bring with you. Go to and see what works for you without breaking the bank or fully committing to eurorack.

      1. Could you be more specific about a mixer to use in this setup? Do you mean a rack mixer? should there be two – an in and out?

  1. That’s a nice sounding reverb on there, but I’d want some kind of filtering or damping control on an effect like this – or have the effect available as a separate out. Always amazed at what people squeeze out of the Cortex M4.

  2. Nice module, it helps show off the product having a good demonstration. I think this is the first solid module demo I’ve seen this year that doesn’t involve some kid sticking patch cords up his arse. I’ll be looking out of this one.

  3. Cool. That was more of a performance than a demo. If I was into buying big, bulky expensive and fragile hardware synthesizers anymore (and I certainly WAS prone to that behavior in the past), I would order one of these right now.

  4. I’m obviously in the minority because all I can hear is random sample glitching. Are there any better demos of this module? Or maybe it’s just not for me, which is fine too, horses for courses and all that. Honestly not trying to bash it but I’m struggling to see what the module actually does.

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