Well well, here we are a DivKid Eurorack module! I’m totally chuffed to have this brought to life after first drafting out a quick line drawing years back. By the time you read this the module will be available as both assembled units and DIY kits and PCB/panel combos at a range of great stores around the world. I teamed up with Befaco who have worked behind the scenes to bring this module to life, the PCBs say “powered by Befaco” which I’m proud to have on there and have them be involved. The Eurorack scene is such a wonderful, supportive and amazing group of people with a wide range of backgrounds. The scene has been great to me in getting started and supporting the videos I make. I’m proud to have a module out that I hope people find useful that’s been made by and will be sold by even more of the great people involved in the scene.
Add the module to your modular grid here –https://www.modulargrid.net/e/divkid-mutes
DIY build guide and images here – http://bit.ly/mutesfiles
PLEASE NOTE – vactrols by their nature will not pass sensitive voltages accurately. Therefore we do not recommend the use of Mutes (or other vactrol based modules) for quantised pitch information or situations where the specific input voltage is crucial to the patch. In this case vactrols are used for their desirable character in making audio muting clickless and fast momentary performances on the switches more musical.
“Mutes is my dream compact performance tool.” Sir Divward Kiddery
But Mutes goes above and beyond basic muting by allowing you to split groups of signals to multiple destinations, making it great for FX dub performing and varied signal routing.
You also get a three position switch giving you: MOMENTARY signal pass through (it springs back to the centre when released); OFF (or muted) in the centre; and ON to the right. We’ve also added vactrols to the circuit giving the switching a pleasing decay for both audio and modulation as well a totally click free muting. This module can add mutes to anything, your mixer, module inputs or outputs, modulation signals, sequencers, gate sources and more.
Mutes was developed by Befaco on behalf of DivKid. Special thanks to Glow Worm Cables for their free cables in the package too (NOTE – this was for the first batch only)
Key features 4HP // LEDs to visualise signals // 3 way momentary – off – on switching // buffered and cascading normalising of inputs // black metal panel // Vactrol based muting
Stores stocking Mutes (click store names for links) NOTE many of these ship worldwide, check availability with the stores.
Australia – Tin Shed Modular
Canada – Nightlife Electronics
Japan – Boutique Pedal NYC (Japan)
Here’s the famous magic hands himself Mylar Melodies having a switch wiggle with a pair of Mutes modules.
A huge thanks to my friend Bo, Mr. BobEats BoBeats for checking out the module (I didn’t buy him that Lambo) and making a video about it alongside the some other great modules.
Molten Music built up the DIY version and had a jam on Mutes too.