Mutable Instruments BRAIDS Neue Firmware 1.8


Fürs Braids gibts ne neue Firmwareversion mit einigen coolen Änderungen:


Rewrote from scratch the band-limited waveform synthesis code used in the analog waveform models (CS-80 saw, waveform morphing, square-saw morphing, sync square, triple saw, triple square). As a result, the sound quality of these models has been improved. The generated waveforms are crisper, with a more consistent amplitude, and less aliasing.

Increased the range of the TIMBRE and COLOR settings on the CSAW model. It is still possible to synthesize the CS-80 “sawtooth with a notch” waveform of the previous revisions, but this model now covers a larger range of saw/square hybrid tones.

Renamed the SYNC model SYN_-_-, and introduced a new model, SYN/| similar to SYNC but using two synchronized sawtooth waves.

Added a new synthesis model, HARM, which generates a mixture of sine harmonics. COLOR modifies the distribution of the amplitudes of each harmonics, around a central frequency set by TIMBRE.

Improved the quality of the Z?PF models when they are played with fast envelopes, by adding linear interpolation to the TIMBRE parameter.

Changed the behavior of the VFOF model at high frequencies. Indeed, the FOF algorithm is not designed to generate tones at very high frequencies. To prevent glitchy results, the output crossfades to a plain sine wave when the frequency is above the range of VFOF.

Removed some of the “clickiness” of the built-in VCA.

Improved the DRFT setting, which generates analog-style frequency drifting and detuning. The random process generating the noise has a more realistic behavior; and the amount of frequency drifting can be adjusted (instead of a plain on/off switch).

Reworked the SIGN setting, which was designed to give each module a unique tone coloration, and glitches, generated from its serial number. The generated curves are now more “fuzzy” and “organic”; and the amount of coloration can be adjusted (instead of a plain on/off switch).

Exposed many of the parameters of the internal AD envelope. The TDST setting has been replaced by 4 new individual settings to control the amount of FM, TIMBRE, COLOR and VCA modulation from the internal AD envelope – making it dead easy to create drum sounds with Braids. The TENV setting (the preset envelope shapes with silly names) has disappeared and you can now control both the attack and decay of the internal AD.

Added many scales (about 50!) to the built-in quantizer, whose code has been rewritten from scratch to allow all kind of stuff not based on the 12TET system. A new setting, ROOT, selects the root note upon which the scale is built.

Reversed the polarity of the output signal, so that the sawtooth wave ramps up.