Built in collaboration with Mute Records co-founder Daniel Miller, Future Sound Systems has developed two new modules that are designed to give you macro control over your live modular arrangements.
Stumm mute module
Stumm is, appropriately, a mute module that provides six channels of audio mutes that can be grouped for quick arrangement shifts. Far from just an on/off switch, the Stumm puts each channel of audio through a discrete VCA with an attack/release generator that’s triggered by the mute switch. In short, this means that there are no nasty clicks when muting.
It also means that, with future expander modules, fade up and down times have the potential to be varied, making this an even more powerful module for evolving arrangements.
The FFS/Mute Stumm will be available in August costing £180.
Makrow patch macro-controller
Billed as “your system’s steering wheel”, the Makrow is made for live performance and allows huge patch changes and massive control sweeps. With a single CV input and six outputs, the Makrow gives you control over a bias voltage of zero to 10 volts with the turn of a knob.
In practice, when outputs are assigned to pitch, turning the knob will result in transposition. However, the outputs can equally be routed to LFOs, filter cutoffs or any other CV destination. In short, it has to potential for colossal timbral change from a single knob.
The FSS/Mute Makrow will be available in August costing £144.