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Three Different Voice Modes
The Mutable Instruments Yarns is a Eurorack modular MIDI interface that provides up to 4 channels of incredibly accurate CV/Gate conversion. This conversion can be assigned to up to 4 voices. On top of this, the Yarns features three separate voice modes:
- Single Voice Mode: When in this mode note, velocity, modulation, and aftertouch CV are produced, along with a gate, a trigger, and a clock/reset output.
- Two Voice Mode: When in this mode, two channels of note, modulation, or aftertouch CV are produced, along with two gates, and clock/reset outputs.
- Four Voice Mode: When in this mode, four pairs of CV/Gate outputs are provided.
Monophonic & Polyphonic Capability
The Yarns features a unique ability to work in monophonic and polyphonic flavours. In the two and four voice modes, "polyphonic" and "multitimbral" options are available. In polyphonic mode, the device received chords from one single MIDI channel and dispatches them to the voices, whilst the multitimbral option provides independent monophonic parts which can be addressed to different MIDI channels, keyboard ranges, or velocity levels. On top of this, note priority modes (low, high, last) and polyphonic allocation schemes (voice-stealing, random, cyclic) enable you to find-tune the CV/Gate conversion to your playing style.
Sequencing & Note Transformation
Each part can generate sequences either through an arpeggiator/euclidean sequencer combo, or with a certain style of sequencer with step-by-step recording, storing up to 64 notes. The module can sync to an external MIDI clock and generate a clock/reset output at any subdivisions of the MIDI clock.
Multitude Of Advanced Features
On top of the main powerful functions of the Mutable Instruments Yarns, it also features support for microtunings (either through standard MIDI messages of from a selection of historical tunings or Indian ragas), just intonation, and an audio output mode which can transform one, two, or four of the CV outputs into simple digital oscillators.
- Monophonic with note, velocity, modulation wheel, auxiliary CC/aftertouch CV
- 2-voice polyphonic or 2-part multitimbral with two note CV and auxiliary CC/aftertouch CV
- 4-voice polyphonic or 4-part multitimbral with four note CV
- 4-part trigger conversion with MIDI note selection for each part
- Clock/reset output in monophonic, duophonic, or trigger conversion modes
- Polychaining mode handling half of the notes internally and forwarding the other half to the MIDI out
- Split/keyboard ranges
- Multiple voice allocation schemes in polyphonic mode (voice-stealing, random, cyclic)
- Multiple note priority modes in monophonic mode (lowest, highest, latest)
- Arpeggiator with up/down/up&down/random/chord/“as played” modes and 22 preset patterns
- 64-note SH-101 style sequencer per part
- Euclidean pattern generator
- 1 V/oct and 5V Gate/Trigger standard
- Micro-tunings (programmed through MIDI tuning messages)
- Portamento, pitch-bend and modulation wheel (vibrato)
- Audio output mode replacing the note CV by a digital oscillator offering sine, square, pulse, triangle, sawtooth or noise waveforms
- 8kHz CV refresh rate, 48kHz refresh rate in audio mode
- High-end 16-bit DAC and voltage references
- 12-point calibration table, adjusted in factory
- 8 memory slots for storing/recalling all settings and sequences
- Cortex-M3 ARM processor guaranteeing a fast response to MIDI messages (125µs latency)