Mutable Instruments introduces Blades dual multimode filter Eurorack module

Mutable Instruments Blades dual multimode filter

Mutable Instruments introduces Blades dual multimode filter Eurorack module

Mutable Instruments has announced its new Eurorack module Blades, an 18-HP dual multimode filter with continuously variable filter response, filter routing, and an overdrive stage that wavefolds.

It can be used as a dual mono filter, stereo filter, dual filter in series of parallel blends with CV modulation over everything.

What sets Blades apart is that options commonly presented as multiple choices (low-pass or high-pass? serial or parallel?) are presented here as a continuum, ready to be explored at the twist of a knob or with a CV.

The filter response is continuously variable between low-pass, band-pass and high-pass, and delivers intermediate shelving responses, for more nuanced spectral coloring.

A dual crossfader circuit allows the routing between the two filters to smoothly vary from single to parallel to series.

Blades features

  • A CV-controlled overdrive stage precedes each of the two filters.
  • Overdrive response continuously adjustable between soft-clipping and 2-stage wavefolding.
  • Clean 2-pole (12dB/octave) state-variable design.
  • CV-controlled filter response, continuously variable between low-pass, band-pass and high-pass.
  • CV inputs with attenuverters for cutoff and resonance.
  • Unattenuated frequency CV input, calibrated for 1V/Oct tracking.
  • Clean self-oscillation across the audio range, extending into very low frequencies, with constant amplitude.
  • Modulating the filter response is akin to modulating the phase of the self-oscillation tone.
  • Continuously variable (and CV-controlled) routing from single to parallel to series.
  • With a signal patched into filter 2’s audio input, the routing knob and CV act as a crossfader.
  • Filter 2’s cutoff can be set relatively to filter 1’s cutoff.
  • Fully analog, based on the V2164 quad VCA chip.
  • Frequency knob range: 8Hz to 18kHz.
  • Audio input impedance: 30k.
  • DC-coupled audio inputs.
  • Filter mode CV input impedance: 50k.
  • Other CV inputs impedance: 100k.
  • All CV inputs handle audio-rate modulations.

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The module is priced $359 USD / 299 EUR.

More information: Mutable Instruments