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PARTICLES, GRAINS AND BIRDS. FLOCKS, SWARMS AND CLOUDS 

 

Clouds is a granular audio processor like no other. Clouds is focused on the realtime granularization of incoming audio signals, and their transformation into amorphous textures. Grains of adjustable size, pitch and envelope, are extracted at controllable time offsets from the input signal. Grains are seeded randomly, periodically, or whenever the module receives a trigger. 

 

This module is a fantastic sound processor, but also sound source - a grain can be frozen and played using the Pitch CV input creating endless possibilities for experimentation. 

 

BATCH #4 

In my continued quest for sourcing the special potentiometers for the GAIN knob, I tried a new style for this batch. Much better than the last one, no center detent. The panels are now aluminum backed PCBs, still the same black and gold artwork but using a sturdier material.

 

This module is built using the exact same or better components than the ones used by Mutable before they discontinued it. 1/8" jacks are the upgraded PJ398SM variety which have an improved contact plating and can better withstand physical force - resulting in a product with a longer lifetime. The PCB files are the newest version pulled from the Mutable github repository, and the software is up to date as well. This module is compatible with alternative firmwares like Parasites or Kammerl, and firmware can be loaded in the same way as the official product. 

 

SECRET SAUCE 

 

These modules are assembled at the Victoria Makerspace in Victoria, BC, Canada. High quality solder paste and precise reflow control are employed for high-reliability and quality. 

 

This Clouds panel is custom designed by Katie McGroarty and you will not find it anywhere else. Panel is made from FR4 with ENIG gold plating. 

 

Each module is thoroughly tested and calibrated in a real eurorack system before leaving the door. 

 

TECH SPECS 

 

Module Width: 18 HP 

Current Consumption 12V: 120mA 

Current Consumption -12V: 10mA 

Current Consumption 5V: 0mA 

Ribbon Connector: 10Pin 

 

The red stripe of the ribbon cable must be oriented on the same side as the “Red stripe” marking on the printed circuit board. This module is fail-safe reverse polarity protected. 

 

PACKAGING AND EXTRAS 

 

An upgraded packaging source and process means these modules are packed in a double-walled cardboard box with custom laser-cut foam inserts. Included in the box is a 16pin to 10pin eurorack cable plus 4 x m2.5m screws. If you would prefer m3 screws please specify in the notes at checkout. 

 

SHIPPING 

To Canada, I charge actual rate to your destination, tracked. 

To USA, choose the flat $15 Tracked Packet option, this will get you tracked shipping, in 4-8 business days via USPS.

To Elsewhere - $25 will have the module shipped to your door tracked, using either DHL or UPS. Arrival time depends on where you are, but usually under 2 weeks.

 

INFO 

 

If you have any questions about this product, feel free to reach out to me prior to purchase! https://www.instagram.com/ptrzsynth/

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Clouds

SKU: CL-4
C$350.00Price