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Mutant Snare Mutant Snare


From classic electro snares to warping, alien percussion, the Mutant Snare is a radical departure from the static sounds of the 808!


  • MIX lets you blend between the SHELL and SNAPPY tones that make up the overall snare drum.
  • Turn up the DRIVE to get overdriven snare tones with intense harmonics. The purple LED indicates when the snare begins to overdrive.
  • Like the other Mutant Drums, signal levels have been normalized for modular level input and output (up to 20Vpp).
  • SHELL synthesizes the drum skins.
  • Analog bridged-t sinewave oscillators, for those organic-sounding tones we've come to love from the 808.
  • TONE control blends between the two sinewaves of different frequency.
  • SHELL PITCH lets you tune one of the sine waves, to change the pitch of your snare drum.
  • SNAPPY adds some noise to the snare.
  • An analog white noise generator feeds the SNAPPY circuit.
  • An external input lets you patch any sound source you like into the SNAPPY generator.
  • Voltage control of SNAPPY decay.
  • SNAPPY feeds into an analog selectable high-pass or band-pass filter.
  • Voltage control of filter cutoff frequency.
  • When nothing is plugged into the cutoff CV input, the SNAPPY envelope OR the adjustable sinewave from the SHELL generator normalize through the CV attenuverter for cutoff CV. A jumper on the back of the module allows you to select which of these internal modulation signals are routed here.
  • Filter has three resonance settings: classic 808 (low resonance), high resonance, and self oscillation.
  • Bipolar attenuators (aka: 'attenuverters') on CV inputs.
Width: 13hp
Max Depth: 30mm
Power: 50mA@ +12V / 50mA @ -12V