Mutable Edges

by Tom Moody

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"Edges," a Eurorack module for chiptune-like sounds, was one of Mutable Instruments' least popular modules and was discontinued fairly shortly after production. The device has four voices that are easy and fun to configure: three pulse waves and a fourth voice that produces either a pure sine tone or digital noise.
In this LP, titled Mutable Edges, I played around with all the voices and how they can be stacked as chords, in unison, or with modulation.
The ten tracks were made from Aug - Nov 2018, and are in chronological order.
The first track consists of 4 voices, played with MIDI-to-cv, using notes I wrote in Ableton MIDI tracks. Later songs add other instruments, effects, and methods of working. The "instrument" in the photo is two Edges units triggered by CV and gate signals from Expert Sleepers' ESX-8CV and ESX-8GT modules (also playing MIDI notes from Ableton).
My objective here isn't videogame nostalgia so much as simple enjoyment of the pulsewidth timbres.

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released November 26, 2018

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Tom Moody New York, New York

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