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Mutable Instruments Frames
Digitally Controlled VCA

MPN: FRAMES
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The Mutable Instruments Frames might be a digitally-controlled VCA, but when you look at what it can do, things can get insteresting...

  • 4-channel VCA for Eurorack systems
  • Analogue VCAs under digital control
  • Use as an attenuator, VCA, mixer, CV source and more
  • Control using a technique inspired by computer animation
  • The sort of module that really is just limited by your imagination and how many patch cables you have!
  • Width: 18 HP
  • Current draw: +12V: 90mA ; -12V: 30mA

The heart of Frames is a 4-channel analogue 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 the Mutable Instruments 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.

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