MUTANT THEORY

Dual electronic membrane model

(work in progress artwork)

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All analogue drum computer based on an implementation of the Bessel Function, which models perfectly the resonant modes of a circular membrane.

vibrating membrane animations

From a sound design and musicians perspective, there are several benefits to dedicated hardware. One is that this module is able to generate musical percussion sounds quickly in a way that suits the creative process. All settings are based around real time exact mathematical models which are inherently musical. This also means another benefit in that these sounds are already perfect straight from the module front panel. Distortion may be added, but no compression or other amplitude control is necessary, which is often problematic with drum sounds where compression takes time away from composition and reduces the power and weight.