Evolved from the oscillator mixing section of Mutable Instruments’ desktop hybrid synths, Warps is designed to blend and combine two audio signals.
A variety of wave-shaping and cross-modulation methods – some of them emulating classic analog circuits, some of them purely digital – are provided by the module.
With Warps, the cross-modulated sound can be sculpted with control voltages along 4 dimensions: by controlling the amplitude and distorting the input signals, by smoothly scanning through the collection of modulation algorithms, and by adjusting a timbre parameter controlling the brightness/harshness of the modulated signal.
Since many classic cross-modulation effects work best when the carrier is a simple waveform – for example, a sine wave for ring-modulation or a buzzing waveform for vocoding – Warps includes a digital oscillator offering a handful of classic waveforms. This internal oscillator, which tracks V/Oct and supports through-zero FM, will replace the carrier audio input – freeing up one oscillator in your system for other duties!
Power: 110mA @+12V / 5mA @-12V
Modulation Algorithm: selects which signal processing operation is performed on the carrier and modulator
Modulation Timbre: controls the intensity of the high harmonics created by cross-modulation
Internal Oscillator State: enables the int. oscillator and selects its waveform. The colour of the LED depends on the oscillator waveform When the IOS LED is off, the int. oscillator is disabled and an ext. signal is used as a carrier
When an ext. carrier is used, this knob controls the amplitude of the carrier.
When the int. oscillator is active, this knob controls its frequency
The modulator amplitude knob controls the amplitude of the modulator. Note that gains above 1.0 can be applied, for a warm overdrive effect
When the int. oscillator is switched off, this CV input controls the gain of the carrier input
When the int. oscillator is enabled, it acts instead as a V/Oct control for the oscillator frequency
Modulator amplitude CV input controls the gain of the modulator input. When a signal is patched into this input, the amount of CV modulation is controlled by the Modulator amplitude knob
Algorithm CV input is added to the position of the Modulation algorithm knob
Timbre CV input is added to the position of the Modulation timbre knob