This is a fresh build of a Monsoon, which is a variation of Mutable Instruments Clouds with separate CV and controls for the 4 “blend” functions, yet still takes up less space (12HP total) than the original Clouds (18HP). The 4 LEDs on the sliders indicate incoming control voltage for the 4 main parameters. The button which used to select blend parameters now simply switches what the 4 LEDs display between audio input monitoring and monitoring the 4 blend amounts. The module is fully assembled, tested, and calibrated. The calibration is done with a 6.5 digit multimeter, itself recently calibrated, to ensure you get the highest accuracy from your module. The panel is a custom After Later Audio black & gold panel. I load the Parasites firmware by default. Let me know if there is a different firmware that you would like loaded.
About Clouds: Clouds is a granular audio processor like no other. Clouds is focused on the realtime granularization of incoming audio signals, and their transformation into amorphous textures. Grains of adjustable size, pitch and envelope are extracted at controllable time offsets from the input signal. Grains are seeded randomly, periodically, or whenever the module receives a trigger. The textures generated by Clouds are extremely thick, partly because of the large number of concurrent grains (up to 60), partly because of a built-in allpass diffuser and reverberator, smearing the shortest transient into a wash of noise – giving the illusion of an even larger number of simultaneous grains.
A list of things Clouds is not trying to be: a sample player, a slicer, a looper.
The module comes with a power cable and a 1 year warranty.
After Later Audio has a strong reputation of delivering high quality modules at affordable prices.