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Braids Illustrated v1.7

Post by Bob Borries » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:04 am

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Braids is a digital Module with very high quality sound. It does a very good job of emulating analog signals and contains the latest in digital technology.

I'm not associated with Mutable Instruments, this module is special because it contains a museum of synthesis techniques. I decided to make this Encyclopedia to spotlight the modes inside and to reflect on synthesizers from the past that influenced them as well as a few from the future.

This manual of sorts is an open-source project and I new your help if you find any glaring mistakes (some of these modes I admit I'm not sure what's going on) please let me know.
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If you would like to print this illustrated guide to the Braids click the PDF link here... http://www.vo1t.com/Vo1tIllustrated.html

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Braids Digital Modes Part 1

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Braids Physical Modeling Modes

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Post by Bob Borries » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:09 am

Braids Percussive Modes

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If you would like to print this illustrated guide to the Braids click the PDF link here... http://www.vo1t.com/Vo1tIllustrated.html
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Post by zam » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:12 am

Woah awesome! :eek:

Don't own one yet but this is fantastic, instantly helps me understand what it can do, good work :tu:

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Post by sloth713 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:20 am

:hail: fantastic stuff Bob Borries :hail:

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Post by Mercutio » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:20 am

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Post by scottmoon » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:26 am

:yay: what a great labor of love :tu:
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Post by Clemdu » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:13 am

Really interesting, great work ! (but now I just want a Braid so badly :) )

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Post by mats_j » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:26 am

Thanks for this! Very ambitious work!

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Post by insula » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:38 am

:omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg:

this is F%&""·"$·"%&/ amazing ... i need to buy a braids :bang: :bang:

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Post by warnton » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:44 am

thanks a lot for this (art)work

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Post by ETP » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:45 am

:eek: woah that´s huge!!!

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:03 am

It's Karplus on the Pluck Mode. Thanks for this, I'll print and use as a poster on the studio.
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Post by sd88me » Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:45 am

awesome, always wanted some more detail on many of the modes!

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Post by pichenettes » Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:50 am

Wow, thanks for taking the time to do this, and actually understanding what Braids does, beyond "yuck, presets" and "ohhhh manymany wavetables!!"

Some notes

Analog morph: HIGH and LOW are reversed (COLOR adds slew-limiting and distortion). Also, can we have a RSF Kobol picture instead :D

FOLD: COLOR only morphs from sine to tri.

ZPKF: The shape of the peaking filter is more like a low-pass + the shape you have have drawn (more like a resonant LPF with a wide bump).

WTFM: the feedback goes all the way to the modulator (ie, modulator and carrier are modulating each other).

DRUM: the lower harmonics are also ring-modulating low-pass filtered noise to add narrow bands of noise in the spectrum.

BOWD/BLOW/FLUT: the actual signal flow diagram is too complicated to fit in the drawing, but maybe you could just add a box with a "non-linear element".

TWNQ: there is only one noise source, into two bandpass filters (ie, only half of your diagram).

CLOU/PRTC: I think you have swapped TIMBRE and COLOR

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Post by L4nd3R » Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:54 am

A thing of beauty :hyper:

Works wonderfully in both a informational and promotional context. It just made me want one really really bad :bang:

So many possibilities in such a little amount of hp :sb:

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