Make it rain.

  • A granular texturizer, which processes an audio stream into manipulable droplets.​
  • Fully licensed, and officially approved by Mutable Instruments.​
  • Can be used simply as a reverb, or a delay.​

 


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Made for Modular

Softube's Eurorack platform. Learn more

Modular exclusive

Mutable Instruments Clouds

USD 39

 

In the world of modular synthesis there are certain names that command veneration and respect, like Moog, Buchla, Doepfer, and Serge, but there are others that inspire the kind of fizzing delight and excitement that simply won’t leave you alone until you’ve filled your bedroom and half the hallway too.

Mutable Instruments have been making Eurorack modules in that latter category for almost a decade, and now Clouds — the texturizing module which sold like crazy in hardware and became a firm favorite of enthusiasts around the world — is available for Softube Modular.

 

"With the original Clouds Eurorack module now disappeared into the ether, this software version offers an opportunity for everyone to transform sounds into a densely textured soundscape, stretching time beyond the imaginable. Add modulation and suddenly a new planet is born! Simply beautiful."

Robin Rimbaud a.k.a. Scanner
Producer, DJ, remixer and artist

Have a listen

Granular Texture Synthesizer

Clouds can divide incoming signals into audio droplets — like using a tap to create a controlled drip from the audio stream; and manipulate those droplets in endless creative ways.

 

One-Shot Sampler

Freeze the audio buffer to capture a sample and play with it indefinitely. In this software version of Clouds you can even save that sample as part of a preset.

 

Lo-FI Playtime

Choose between 16-bit stereo or mono, or 8-bit stereo or mono, to digitally degrade your signal in some very appealing ways.

 

Condensing droplets

Now discontinued in hardware, Clouds has been one of the most loved Eurorack modules out there for years. Clouds allows the user to condense incoming signals into audio droplets between 16ms and 1 second long — like using a tap to create a controlled drip from the audio stream — and manipulate those droplets in so many different ways you could easily pass a rainy weekend or two examining the capabilities of this module alone.

A digital module, code-ported

Scrub through the audio buffer. Change the sample size and texture. Create choppy rhythmic mayhem out of the smoothest input. Alternatively, mutate a snare drum into an ambient drone or soundscape by stacking droplets more and more densely until a reverb-like storm-system builds. Shift pitch, stretch time, feed back, until the tone you want shines through.

A digital module, Clouds hides hidden depths behind its every control, and learning its limits and possibilities is an adventure in itself.

It even has a built in reverb to add extra ambience and space to any signal passing through.

Explore ideas

Clouds is great for mangling incoming drum loops into trippy, jerking breakouts. You can use it as a basic sampler by freezing the buffer, taking a snapshot of your audio. Or robotize an input signal, by using an external oscillator to quickly freeze and un-freeze the audio stream. Try using Clouds like a wavetable by populating the buffer with multiple different tones. Or simply add some grit and texture to a signal with a granular, irregular delay tail. A kind of organic sonic friction.

If modular synthesis is about creating the most diverse palettes possible for sound design, then no system is complete without Clouds. Add it to your setup today, and make it rain.

In short

  • Made for Modular, Softube's Eurorack platform. Learn more about Modular
  • A granular texturizer, which processes an audio stream into manipulable droplets
  • Fully licensed, and officially approved by Mutable Instruments
  • Control speed, size, texture and more of the flow of droplets
  • Can be used simply as a reverb, or a delay
  • Freeze function allows use as a simple one-shot sampler
  • Four audio quality modes, including appealing lo-fi 8-bit options
  • Stereo spread can send droplets firing left and right
  • An awesome module to experiment with – find a use no one else has
  • System requirements

    All Softube products require a computer with appropriate DAW host software (none of which are included).

    Versions from 2.5.18 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:


    All native versions

    • Mac OS X 10.13 or newer (older OS versions will not work)
    • Windows 10 64-bit (older Windows versions may work but are not tested)
    • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon - M1 support pending
    • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer
    • Screen resolution larger than 1280x800
    • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space. Specific information available on each instrument’s page).
    • Softube account
    • iLok account
    • Internet access for downloading installers and managing licenses
    • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok key for authorizing your plug-ins (note that a physical iLok USB key is not a requirement)
    • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.

    However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and our own rigorous testing standards - we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Ableton Live, Studio One, Reaper and Cakewalk. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

    Note: Softube plug-ins support 64-bit hosts only, and a 64-bit OS is required.

    Note: With regards to the different VST formats, we strongly recommend using VST3 as some of our plug-ins have features that are not present in the older VST formats.

    Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

    The most recent maintenance release of your DAW application is recommended. AAX DSP is not currently in active development. TDM/VENUE are no longer supported (old downloads are available on the Legacy Installers page)

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