Mutable Instruments Plaits


#41

Indeed! One of the reasons I personally love all-analogue modules is because the originals almost always keep a unique aspect that makes them differently desirable from any “upgrades” down the road. The modules that are effectively just a computer, jacks, knobs, and optionally a display are far more, ahem, “mutable” (cough) and thus much more prone to rapid evolution and significant feature delta over time. Not that that’s a bad quality - older modules retain quite a lot of life as this forum proves! - but just one to always keep in mind. If you’re buying a computer-behind-a-panel you’re increasingly getting into a product upgrade cycle of single-digit years and even months in some cases.

You pays your money and you takes your choice, as they say.


#42

@trickyflemming / @papernoise Plaits doesn’t seem to have the 3x[wave] modes in quite the same way as Braids - is that correct? I see it has a chord mode, but I use those modes so often (and like having individual control over each wave) I could easily justify keeping Braids forever just for them.


#43

Chord mode is different in Plaints indeed. It’s pretty great imho once you get the hang of it, but it’s definitely working in a different way. What is cool about the new chord mode is morphing between inversions/transpositions! Also you get the root note of the chord on AUX, which is handy sometimes.


#44

Only question for me is, “Does it fill a need”.


#45

@papernoise, thank you for recentering my LPG-lovin’ lazer focus. the other facets of the demos are certainly lovely.

that audio rate modulation example, woooooo. excited to see what folks do with this!


#46

if you like the 3x modes, def keep a Braids around. 3xSines is basically going to keep Braids mounted for a while in my instrument


#47

Tides + Plaits + Warps = Killer complex oscillator!


#48

After hours of listening to Plaits demos and tracks, I’ve concluded that it would not fill a need for me. Moreover, it sounds too much like Braids and the other MI oscillators, none of which appeal to me. So…meh.


#49

It’s not for me but very nice design, glad to see his work evolve.


#50

I want multiple. Seems incredibly useful, versatile, and hands-on.


#51

Darn it, I was hoping clouds successor… oh well, next summer then


#52

October-ish I read on the mutable forums


#53

Ah… Looong wait then… Hopefully my Kammerl clouds will take some of the pain away in the mean while.


#54

I had the chance to have it for test and feedback back in 2016. This is an incredibly versatile module.
I just bought two of them !


#55

Not been following eurorack for a while and I cant find it on the MI site: what’s the MI module with faders on the left of the Plaits?

Never glued with the Braids, but curious about the Plaits… colourblind though: are the leds indicating different modes through colours? Not able to use my rings because I can’t identify the modes. :frowning: (Now I think of it maybe I should try alt firmware with diff colours which I’m able to differentiate! They are just rgb leds right?)


#56

Watching the demos and thinking this too. In fact I really have this problem with all optionality. But from first impressions, even in one mode, given the price and hp, its still great value. I would still feel guilty though…


#58

Thinking of getting Elements but already own Rings, so not sure how much overlap I can handle in my somewhat limited rig… Sounds amazing though, def. one of the better MI products out there


#60

This was going to be my response to your point above. I agree totally that I don’t need MkII, the new thing (not The New Thing though) etc I have limited myself to a small system but i expect this module in particular would make a number of modules redundant in my system freeing up +20hp even if i only used a couple of modes. But these are modules I wouldn’t otherwise part with.


#61

Plaits has appeared as I was considering a uBraids, Rings, an 808 style Kick + Snare and WMDs Fracture.

It seems like it could scratch most of those itches, in 12hp.

If it doesn’t gel, I’m sure I won’t have any trouble flipping it in a couple of months.

I might be alone, though, in preferring the screen of Braids (particularly the vector-like oled of uBraids) over the glyphs and leds of Clouds.


#62

I love my Rings, and this seems like it should be a great complement to it. Much excite!