Veils (2020)

£149.00 (£124.17 ex VAT)

Quad VCA & Cascading Mixer

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Mutable Instruments Veils provides four VCAs with an adjustable response curve and offset control.

Veils’ outputs are daisy-chained, allowing adjacent groups of 2, 3, or all 4 channels to be mixed together.

An updated classic – the 2020 version of Veils offers:

  • More compact footprint (10-HP)
  • Sliders instead of knobs for the main gain/CV control. These control the amount of gain (amplitude) modulation from the CV input, or direct gain control when no cable is patched in the CV input – as you would find on a standard mixer channel fader.
  • Gain indicator LED on all four faders.
  • Positive offset control (0 to 8V) for direct use of bipolar modulation sources.

The cornerstones of modular patches

VCAs are absolutely essential in a modular system, for example for:

  • Shaping the amplitude or timbre of a tone with an envelope.
  • Animating a mixture of several oscillators.
  • Controlling the amount of filter modulation with a random source or a touch controller.
  • Applying an envelope on the linear FM signal hitting an oscillator.


  • All inputs DC-coupled.
  • All inputs handle audio-rate signals.
  • Input impedance: 100k for all inputs.
  • Gain scale: a +5V CV translates to a gain of 1 (0dB), both in linear and in exponential mode.
  • Large gains above +20dB (sufficient for amplifying line-level signals) achievable in exponential mode.
  • Offset control adding an adjustable voltage from 0 to 8V to the gain CV.

Width: 10hp
Max Depth: 25mm
Power: 50mA @ +12V / 50mA @ -12V