Mutable Instruments Frames

£234.00

Mix, attenuate, morph, dispatch, animate. With the big glowing knob.

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Description

The heart of Frames is a 4-channel analog VCA under tight digital control. Through flexible input/output mixing and normalling options, it can be patched to serve the following purposes (among others):

  • 4-channel attenuator/VCA.
  • 4-channel mixer.
  • 4-channel programmable CV source.
  • Quadraphonic signal dispatcher.

But what makes Frames truly unique is the way in which channel/CV levels can be controlled, using a technique inspired by computer animation. Frames allows up to 64 configurations of the 4 level knobs to be stored and recalled throughout the course of its big Frame knob. By rotating the knob (or sending a CV to the Frame modulation input and adjusting its amount with the attenuverter), the configurations are morphed into one another.

To fine-tune the animation and get varied morphing or sequencing results, the following options are available for each of the 4 channel:

  • Easing curve (stepped, linear, exponential, logarithmic, sine, bouncy)
  • Attenuation response of the level knob, from linear to logarithmic

With a bit of patching and imagination, Frames can also be repurposed as a 4-channel sequencer, a multi-stage envelope generator or a trajectory generator for quadraphonic panning…

Mutable Instruments modules are packed with features and Frames is no exception: Frames can switch easily to an entirely different mode of operation in which it becomes a wavetable quadrature LFO.

I/O:

  • 4x DC-coupled signal inputs
  • 4x Attenuated signal outputs
  • Global signal input normalled to all inputs
  • Mix output
  • Frame control CV input
  • Frame change trigger output

Controls:

  • 4x Channel level control with LEDs for visualizing levels
  • Frame control with RGB LED backlight
  • Frame CV attenuverter
  • Keyframe creation/suppression buttons

Technical characteristics:

  • CV inputs impedance: 100k.
  • Audio input impedance: 100k (25k for the global input in some configurations due to normalling).
  • Cortex-M3 ARM processor.
  • Open-source hardware and firmware.
  • Easy firmware updates through an audio interface.

Specs:
90 mA +12V
30 mA -12V
0 mA 5V
18hp
20 mm deep

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 18 x 13 x 7 cm