analog snare drum synthesis inspired by the legendary 808

From classic electro snares to warping, alien percussion, the Mutant Snare is a radical departure from the static sounds of the 808!


• MIX lets you blend between the SHELL and SNAPPY tones that make up the overall snare drum
• turn up the DRIVE to get overdriven snare tones with intense harmonics. The purple LED indicates when the snare begins to overdrive
• like the other Mutant Drums, signal levels have been normalized for modular level input and output (up to 20Vpp)

SHELL synthesizes the drum skins

• analog bridged-t sinewave oscillators, for those organic-sounding tones we've come to love from the 808
• TONE control blends between the two sinewaves of different frequency
• SHELL PITCH lets you tune one of the sine waves, to change the pitch of your snare drum

SNAPPY adds some noise to the snare

• an analog white noise generator feeds the SNAPPY circuit
• an external input lets you patch any sound source you like into the SNAPPY generator
• voltage control of SNAPPY decay
• SNAPPY feeds into an analog selectable high-pass or band-pass filter
• voltage control of filter cutoff frequency
• when nothing is plugged into the cutoff CV input, the SNAPPY envelope OR the adjustable sinewave from the SHELL generator normalize through the CV attenuverter for cutoff CV. A jumper on the back of the module allows you to select which of these internal modulation signals are routed here
• filter has three resonance settings: classic 808 (low resonance), high resonance, and self oscillation
• bipolar attenuators (aka: 'attenuverters') on CV inputs

  • 50 mA +12V
  • 50 mA -12V
  • 0 mA 5V
  • 30 mm deep
  • Ø 4.46 (13 Votes) Average Rating

Available as an assembled Module and as a DIY project.

This Module is currently available.

$249 Price in €
13 HP DrumNoise
submitted Nov 15th 2015, 14:15 by hexinverterdotnet | last Change Jan 8th 2020, 16:28 by hexinverterdotnet
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