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Let’s Get Physical! Mutable Instruments Rings Has Arrived!

Mutable Instruments News 8.1

Following hot on the heels of this week’s Clouds & Yarns delivery is Mutable Instruments’ latest Eurorack modular offering: Rings!

Rings develops on the physical modelling in Braids, and in particular the resonator section of Elements, adding more complexity and flexibility. Any external source can be used to excite the resonator – from envelopes and triggers to granular noises and samples.

There are also further modes of operation, which are as follows:

  • Strings, membranes and tubes as modelled by Elements’ 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. This unique take on polyphony allows the module to play strummed chords.