Shades provides 3 channels of audio/CV processing which can be configured either as active attenuators or as attenuverters. Unconnected inputs are normalized to an internal precision voltage reference, which can produce either a +5V or +10V constant voltage. Shades’ outputs are daisy-chained, allowing adjacent groups of 2 or 3 channels to be mixed together.
This 2020 revision matches the design language used in the most popular and recent Mutable Instruments modules like Marbles, Plaits or Rings.
Mix audio sources or CVs.
Add offsets to CVs, or change their polarity.
Transpose the output of a sequencer without compromising V/O tracking.
Attenuate/invert CVs sent to modules which do not have attenuverters on their CV inputs.
Control with a knob parameters of other modules that are only accessible through CV inputs (like Just Friends’ RUN or the Dixie’s PW).
Power: +12V @ 15mA, -12V @ 15mA