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Plaits is the spiritual successor of Mutable Instruments’ best-selling voltage-controlled sound source, Braids. Not just a mkII version: its hardware and software have been redesigned from scratch. Just like its predecessor, it offers direct access to a large palette of easily tweakable raw sonic material, covering the whole gamut of synthesis techniques. Gone are the screen, menu system, hidden settings, and the long list of somewhat redundant synthesis models. Thanks to additional CV inputs, and to the use of three timbre-shaping parameters per model, Plaits is straightforward to use, and much closer to the ideal of one synthesis technique = one model. What were fragmented islands of sound in Braids are now part of a continuum of sounds.

8 synthesis models for pitched sounds
  • Two detuned virtual analog oscillators with continuously variable waveforms.
  • Variable slope triangle oscillator processed by a waveshaper and wavefolder.
  • 2-operator FM with continuously variable feedback path.
  • Two independently controllable formants modulated by a variable shape window (VOSIM, Pulsar, Grainlet, Casio CZ-style resonant filter…).
  • 24-harmonic additive oscillator.
  • Wavetable oscillator with four banks of 8x8 waves, with or without interpolation.
  • Chord generator, with divide down string/organ emulation or wavetables.
  • A collection of speech synthesis algorithms (formant filter, SAM, LPC), with phoneme control and formant shifting. Several banks of phonemes or segments of words are available.
8 synthesis models for noise and percussions
  • Granular sawtooth or sine oscillator, with variable grain density, duration and frequency randomization.
  • Clocked noise processed by a variable shape resonant filter.
  • 8 layers of dust/particle noise processed by resonators or all-pass filters.
  • Extended Karplus-Strong (aka Rings’ red mode), excited by bursts of white noise or dust noise.
  • Modal resonator (aka Rings’ green mode), excited by a mallet or dust noise.
  • Analog kick drum emulation (two flavors).
  • Analog snare drum emulation (two flavors).
  • Analog high-hat emulation (two flavors).

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Condition
Brand New (New)
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Brand Mutable Instruments
Model Plaits
Categories Eurorack

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This product can be returned within 14 days of receipt.

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Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

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Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.

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We are happy to answer any questions you might have so please contact us about any concerns prior to purchase. Many of our items are used or vintage and come as they are pictured. Do not assume accessories are included if they are not mentioned or photographed.
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Damaged and Defective Items: At our discretion we will either replace, repair or provide a refund for damaged and defective items. Proof of damage may be required. Please contact us for details. We must be notified within 48 hours of receiving a damaged or defective item.
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The customer is responsible for all shipping costs on returns, including any shipping fees we incurred while initially shipping out an item. This includes any
item with "FREE SHIPPING." If it actually cost us $50 to ship out an item, that cost will be deducted from the refund. The customer must pay all shipping and insurance when sending an item back to our store.
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We do not consider the guitar or amp returned until we have received the item and verified it's in the same condition as shipped. Any accessories must also be returned in original condition. For all new items, accessories such as hang tags, manuals and protective covers must be included and in their original condition.
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Pedals and Accessories Returns: Pedals and accessories may be returned for up to 14 days after receipt of the product. All packing material, instructions and parts must be included and the product must be in new condition or an adjustment to your refund will be made. Please contact the store before returning any pedal or accessory.
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Guitar and Amp Returns: Guitars and Amps have a 48 hour approval period. The approval period starts upon delivery. The customer must notify us of a return within 48 hours of receipt. Please call 773-878-8616 or drop us an email to notify us within the 48 hour approval period. Please contact the store before shipping the item back. We will provide return shipping instructions.
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If you are not certain how to pack a return, please contact us for proper packing instructions. It is very important to properly pack guitars and amps to prevent damage in the unlikely event they are returned.
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