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Tides - Tidal Modulator

Tides is all about waves that go up and down, from minute-long cycles to audio rates. This module is Mutable Instruments' unique take on the looping AD envelope generator- pushing this well-known trope to unknown territories.

The core of the module is a digital asymmetric triangle function generator, which can be used in AD and AR modes (for envelope generation), or looping (as a VC-LFO or VC-DO).

The triangle generator is followed by a wavetable waveshaper providing linear, exponential, logarithmic, sinusoidal, or arc-sinusoidal shapes for the A and D segments. Then, a second processor applies either a 2-pole low-pass filter to the waveform, smoothing its sharp edges; or a rubbery wavefolder, adding kinks and bounces to the waveform.

Digital Function Generator
• 3 operating mode: AD envelope, looping (VC-LFO/VCDO), AR envelope.
• 3 frequency ranges for the main frequency knob: low (2 minutes to 2 Hz), medium (0.125 Hz to 32 Hz), high (8 Hz to 2kHz). This range can be widened by applying an offset on the V/OCT input.
A Large Palette of Waveforms
• Shape control with CV input, covering various combinations of linear, exponential, or sinusoidal segments.
• Slope/asymmetry (A/D time ratio) control with CV input.
• Smoothness control with CV input: smoothes the waveform using a 2-pole digital filter, or adds bumps and kinks with a digital wavefolder.

External Clocking/PLL
The module can use an external clock or clean audio signal as a reference, and operate at a multiple of this clock (from 1/16 to 16x).
This allows, for example, the generation of (sub)harmonics from another VCO.

4 Output Modes
Different shapes. Each output produces a different waveshape: main signal (with voltage-controlled attenuverter), raw asymmetric triangle, end of attack gate, end of release gate.
Different amplitudes: Voltage-controlled dispatching of the signal to each of the 4 outputs.
Different times: Voltage-controlled phase or apex shifting of the signal.
Different frequencies: Outputs 2, 3, and 4 are shifted up or down in frequency relatively to output 1, creating chords or polyrhythmic LFOs.

• All inputs: 100k impedance, DC to 7.8kHz.
• V/OCT input range: -3 to +7V.
• TRIG and CLOCK input range: 0 to +8V, protected.
• 16-bit CV capture.
• Internal processing: 32-bit floating point.
• CV Outputs: 14-bit, 62.5kHz (31.25kHz in different frequencies mode).
• Output levels: bipolar +/- 5V for cyclic signals; unipolar +8V for gates and envelopes.

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Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
Just perfect in every function. Loving it as an audio source, the waveshaping is utterly good. Nice as a complex envelope too, and the internal digital VCA makes it a sweet little westcoast-ish voice
Posted by Mike Paul on Nov 24, 2019
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