Hex Inverter today introduced a new module, the Mutant Chicken, that they say ‘builds on the legacy of the Mutant Drums series and brings something revolutionary to the audio technology market.’
Here’s the official intro video:
- All-analog Squawk Sound Engine
- No microcontrollers or digital emulation present; the Mutant Chicken actually chooches a real chicken for that pure, analog tone!
- Just like the other Mutant Drums, there is a eurorack-compatible Trigger input to activate the chicken. Longer gate durations mean longer squawks.
- A hi-fidelity mic capsule buried in the depths of the chicken’s body captures all of this analog warmth and amplifies it up to modular-levels for processing through your eurorack system at the SQWK OUT jack.
- Pneumatically-driven for maximum power; a massive tank means you should never run out of Squawk energy.
- The Mutant Chicken features 9 watts of voltage-controlled LED power for sensory feedback! A custom driver circuit takes Eurorack level signals and converts them into up to 300 lumens of radiant luminosity.
- New Old Stock analog opto-isolator (vactrol) technology adds that distinctive analog slew to the Brilliance CV, while also protecting your modular system from complete destruction.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at the making of the Mutant Chicken:
The new module is tailor-made for the nascent ‘Chicken House’ genre.
Here’s Chicken House pioneer Nick Kwas doing it old-school style:
Details on tne new module are available at the Hex Inverter site.