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Topic Classification, keeping it tidy

This forum primarily provides support to users of Mutable Instruments Eurorack modules, but also includes discussions about Mutable Instruments DIY Desktop synths and some of the DIY projects started by its members. It does not host discussions about clones of Mutable Instruments Eurorack modules.

Please make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:

  • Don’t start a topic in the wrong category.
  • Do not create trade-related topics (gear for sale) outside of the “market” category (keep in mind that you need to have “member” trust level to post there, see market cat rules here
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DIY Eurorack Modules and “clones”

Mutable Instruments’ modules are designed for mass-production, and it has never been Mutable Instruments’ intent to sell DIY boards or kits for them. However, because these modules are open-source, several companies or individuals have started providing such boards, kits, or even fully assembled “clones”. We do not encourage these and will not provide any assistance or troubleshooting. A good place to discuss such issues is modwiggler. Or you can simply contact the person who sold you the board or clone!

Language Rules

There’s only one simple rule: post in english. To someone who cannot read it, your beloved language might look like noise and clutter. Noise and clutter can be annoying. Remember the tower of Babel? Mixing up languages dilutes knowledge. What if you write in Spanish and the person with the exact solution to your problem only reads Italian and English?

Making assumptions about which language the Mutable Instruments staff can read is risky ; and is terribly unfair to the people whose native language we don’t read and who are forced to write in English anyway. If your message is not in English, we give ourselves the right to reply by nonsense, humour, or stupid images.

Broken English, Chinglish, Hinglish, Engrish, Pidgin English, Yaourt and Google Translatese are all accepted.


Legacy DIY Kits Troubleshooting

The assembly instructions for Anushri, the Shruthi digital control board, and the Shruthi SMR4 mkII filter board all contain a troubleshooting section. Check first that your problem is not addressed here, and get ready to make the measurements described in the troubleshooting section.

And Some General Rules to Make This a Better Place…

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

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