Peaks (and Braids) Discontinued?

Back by popular demand, perhaps?

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If dealers want them you gotta say okay I guess.

Discontinued forever. git merge issue in the website repo :confused:

Would never happen!

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Ah, OK.

I suspect it will live on in the niche world of sDIY-enthusiasts-crazy-enough-to-hand-solder-0603-smd.

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Not sure I fit into that category myself, though I do have several mostly-0603 PCBs in my current backlog, including a Peaks board someone gave me as a gift.

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Given the newest facebook post, Braids will fall into that category, too.

I must admit it hurts a little to hear a Mr. Gillet judge one of his most famous modules that way, though I applaude that (and how) things move forward.

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The difference is Mr Gillet knows what is coming next, we don’t :slight_smile:

I know what you mean. He’s often said Braids was a false step, though, so I’m not surprised. I don’t necessarily agree, but I understand the reasoning.

I wonder which Braids algorithm will be next to be expanded into a full module, with all the CV and knob control it deserves…

I’d love to see/hear Olivier’s take on digital percussion, or a dedicated 2D wavetable oscillator, to beat the NW1.

Let’s see what he comes up with.

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Or a pitch and envelope-tracking module that reliably tracks voice and other monophonic instruments.

Just a random thought.

Or whatever other weird and wonderful tool to emerge from Mutable Towers.

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Yes, I remember the pitch tracking module was discussed before. Sounds like a typical mutable thing to do.

There are a bunch of upcoming releases that are simply going to patch the holes left by the discontinued modules. It won’t be before 2019 that I’ll be able to tackle new functions/concepts.

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Plug the gaps but with some improvements too, especially around interface and CV control?

Regarding improvements: no point releasing modules that do not take advantage of the recently available MCUs…

Oh and it doesn’t mean 1:1 replacements. The disappearance of Peaks means there’s a need for some modulations and envelopes generation. Doesn’t mean there should be a module with “option a: be an LFO. option b: be an envelope with a completely different set of controls. option c: be something that has nothing to do with envelopes”.

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You mean it’s not likely to be a single module that does all those things. Like Peaks.

But, we might get an ultra-flexible LFO module, an enveloper-generator with a twist or two, and a digital percussion module that goes way beyond 808 kick/snare modelling, as discrete modules.

Sounds good to me. Expensive, but good :wink:

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Or, the definitive Eurorack numbers station module.

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Anything new will be evaluated against what else is around now too. But oscillators like those in Braids can be more distinctive than envelopes, LFOs.

Braids is essential for me in my 3U set-up, and I think it brings a lot of versatility in a small system. That said, I’m excited to see what MI will put out next! My only note that as a red=green colorblind person please try to avoid using those LED colors as indicators in any new modules…It’s my only complaint with the lovely Tides.
Super excited to see what the new modules will be!

Yeah, that is indeed a point to be aware of. This needs some thinking.

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With full RGB, rather than bi-colour LEDs, any colours could be chosen to indicate operation mode in future modules.

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Best using shapes as well as colours. See the Playstation controller buttons :slight_smile: