Mutable Instruments Rings Brings Physical Modeling Synthesis To Euro Systems

mutable-ringsThe Mutable Instruments Rings module brings physical modeling synthesis to Eurorack systems.

Rings focuses on the key ingredient, the resonator, ready to be excited by envelope clicks, trigger pulses, granular noise or any other audio source produced by the rest of your system.

Three families of vibrating structures are simulated by the module, with CV control over their parameters:

  • Strings, membranes and tubes as modelld by Elementsā€™ resonator section (modal synthesis).
  • Strings coupled together and vibrating in sympathy, with controllable intervals between them.
  • Strings with a variable amount of inharmonicity.

Rings can be configured so that each new note is played on its own virtual string, while the previously played note(s) still decay(s). This unique take on polyphony allows the module to play strummed chords.

Here’s a video demo, via DivKidMusic:

Note: The demo video was created using a prototype; theĀ release version has all white knobs.

Video notes:

00:00 Feature run down
01:34 Resonator Modes
07:16 External In – Thumb Piano
08:23 External In – Synth Bass
09:21 External In – Drums
10:07 External In – Strings
10:52 External In – Oscillator Drone
12:00 External In – Vocals
13:24 External In – Contact Mic
15:18 Polyphony Settings

The Mutable Instruments Rings is available now for about US $360. See the Mutable site for more info.

2 thoughts on “Mutable Instruments Rings Brings Physical Modeling Synthesis To Euro Systems

  1. Top Module. just picked one up (mine has all white knobs) and it is incredible sounding, lovely through clouds! Having fun just putting a cable in the V/oct and tapping it for a cool drum type effects!

  2. Just got mine yesterday and am really blown away at the sounds. This is the one that finally impressed upon me the clean possibilities of digital.

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