Welcome to my ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BEADS a Eurorack module from Mutable Instruments. In this video I’ll be taking you through all the settings and controls with technical run downs, raw sounds and LOTS of musical patches and applications. I always aim to pack demos full of ideas and use cases both technically and musically so I hope you enjoy the video and learn a few things.
My Beads Patch Cookbook outlining every patch in this video in detail is exclusively available for Patreon supporters. Head to https://www.patreon.com/divkid to get a copy.
Beads is the follow up to the discontinued Clouds module from Mutable Instruments. It’s labelled as a ‘texture synthesiser’ and it’s core function is real time granular synthesis. It can also be a delay, media emulator (tape), beat slicer, pitch shifter and it has a built in reverb. When you’re not processing external sounds or frozen sounds you’ve locked into the audio buffer it will load wavetables giving you a bonus wavetable oscillator that still goes through the granular processing and reverb. Compared to Clouds it’s far higher quality, has more features, better control layout with no menus and less button press/hold functions.
Info, manual etc – http://bit.ly/mutablebeads
THINGS TO CHECK OUT FROM THE VIDEO
Info on granular synthesis – http://bit.ly/granularsynthesis
Thoreau’s cabin – http://bit.ly/thoreauscabin
Rotating Pitch Shifters – http://bit.ly/rotatingpitch
Karplus Strong Synthesis – http://bit.ly/standford-karplus
Music concrète – http://bit.ly/musicconrete