VALE Clouds. The popular Eurorack modular synth is on its way out.
The granular audio processor was a must-have for producers, offering realtime granularisation of incoming audio signals, and their transformation into amorphous textures. But, like all things, it has come to an end with Mutable instruments announcing it has been officially discontinued.
M.I founder Olivier Gillet explained in a Facebook post that “Clouds has always been a struggle, the ugly outcome of an entire year of inner battles during which nothing turned the way I expected.”
“By the end of 2014 I was tired of the project, wanted to be over with it, so I decided to have 250 Clouds manufactured, which I hoped would simultaneously be the first and last batch. I predicted it would have the same destiny as Edges – something that a few people would totally get and love… and that would go unnoticed by the rest.”
He added that “Clouds has shown that live granular transformation is an important sound design tool in a modular system… There ought to be a distraction-free device to perform it. I’m currently building it.”
There is limited Clouds left so be quick and snag one.