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Mutable Instruments Warps

Mutable Instruments Warps

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This Warps is fully functional and in good condition.

Evolved from the oscillator mixing section of Mutable Instruments’ desktop hybrid synths, Warps is designed to blend and combine two audio signals. A variety of cross-modulation methods - some of them emulating classic analog circuits, some of them purely digital - are provided by the module. With Warps, the cross-modulated sound can be sculpted with control voltages along 4 dimensions: by controlling the amplitude and distorting the input signals, by smoothly scanning through the collection of modulation algorithms, and by adjusting a timbre parameter controlling the brightness/harshness of the modulated signal.

Most cross-modulation algorithms provided in Warps make the distinction between a carrier signal and a modulator signal: the carrier signal will be filtered or modulated to acquire some of the characteristics of the modulator signal. However, some other algorithms emulate symmetrical circuits and do not make such a distinction (the underlying mathematical operation is commutative).

Since many classic cross-modulation effects work best when the carrier is a simple waveform - for example, a sine wave for ring-modulation or a buzzing waveform simulating glottal pulses for vocoding - Warps includes a digital oscillator offering a handful of classic waveforms. This internal oscillator tracks V/Oct and will replace the carrier audio input - freeing up one oscillator in your system for other duties!