Mutable Instruments reveals new random sampler module, Marbles

Marbles looks like the Swiss Army knife randomizer modules.

Eurorack manufacturer Mutable Instruments has another new module on the way. Marbles is described by the company as a random sampler that can create “controlled chaos” and “repeatable randomness”.

Mutable Instruments reveals new random sampler module, Marbles

“Marbles is a source random gates and voltages, which fers an extensive amount (voltage) control on all the different flavors randomness it produces,” Mutable says on its website.

“The module gives the musician many different ways imposing structure on the random events generated by the module: synchronization to external clocks, control the repetition or novelty the generated material, quantization the voltages, or randomization gates or voltages generated by traditional sequencers.”

Marbles has both a random gate generator and a random voltage generator to play with, which can be used to create random rhythms and textures. One the most interesting functions is a “déjà vu” setting, which remembers the history every clock detion, rhythm or voltage Marbles has generated and lets you control the probability reusing past material instead sampling new data.

According to the company, Marbles should begin shipping this week for €299. It follows the release Mutable’s new macro-oscillator Plaits, which replaced the popular Braids module.

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