General
Info
Modes
CSAW
/\/|-_-_
/|/|-_-_
FOLD
_|_|_|_|_
SYN-_-_
SYN/|
/|/|x3
-_-_x3
/\x3
SIx3
RING
/|/|CH
-_-_CH
/\CH
SICH
WTCH
/|/|x6
-_-_x6
/\x6
SIx6
WTx6
/|/|/|/|
/|/|_|_|_
TOY*
ZLPF
ZPKF
ZBPF
ZHPF
VOSM
VOWL
VFOF
HARM
FM
FBFM
WTFM
PLUK
BOWD
BLOW
FLUT
BELL
DRUM
KICK
CYMB
SNAR
WTBL
WMAP
WLIN
SAM1
SAM2
NOIS
TWNQ
CLKN
CLOU
PRTC

General

Info

Braids Renaissance

Braids is a multi-function oscillator by Mutable Instruments.

Braids Renaissance is a freely available firmware by Tom Burns that adds 10 new chord modes, and SAM robotic text-to-speech.

Links

Braids Home
Braids Renaissance Home
Braids Manual


Modes

CSAW

Description

CS80-like sawtooth with 'notch'.

Controls


TIMBRE
notch width

COLOR
notch depth and polarity


/\/|-_-_

Description

Classic variable wave analog-style oscillator.

Controls


TIMBRE
triangle to sawtooth to square to pulse

COLOR
tone, from a 1-pole filter to a waveshaper


/|/|-_-_

Description

Morph from dephased saw to square with pulse width control

Controls


TIMBRE
dephasing of saw, pulse width of square

COLOR
waveshape, saw to square


FOLD

Description

Blend of sine/triangle oscillators sent to wavefolder

Controls


TIMBRE
wavefolder strength

COLOR
sine -> triangle


_|_|_|_|_

Description

Two detuned variable sine->comb waveforms.

Controls


TIMBRE
sine -> dirac comb

COLOR
detune


SYN-_-_

Description

Two square-wave oscillators, one hardsynced to another.

Controls


TIMBRE
interval between primary/secondary osc

COLOR
oscillator mix


SYN/|

Description

Two saw oscillators, one hardsynced to another.

Controls


TIMBRE
interval between primary/secondary osc

COLOR
oscillator mix


/|/|x3

Description

Three independently tuned saw oscillators

Controls


TIMBRE
relative frequency of 2nd osc

COLOR
relative frequency of 3rd osc


-_-_x3

Description

Three independently tuned square oscillators

Controls


TIMBRE
relative frequency of 2nd osc

COLOR
relative frequency of 3rd osc


/\x3

Description

Three independently tuned triangle oscillators

Controls


TIMBRE
relative frequency of 2nd osc

COLOR
relative frequency of 3rd osc


SIx3

Description

Three independently tuned sine oscillators

Controls


TIMBRE
relative frequency of 2nd osc

COLOR
relative frequency of 3rd osc


RING

Description

Three sine wave oscillators ring modulated -&gt waveshaper

Controls


TIMBRE
relative frequency of 2nd osc

COLOR
relative frequency of 3rd osc


/|/|CH

Description

(Up to) 6 note chords. Each note consists of two saw oscillators with controllable detune.
When quantizer disabled, chords are picked from a fixed list. When quantizer is enabled, chords are built using the root, third, fifth, and extension based on the quantizer root and scale.

Controls


TIMBRE
Saw detune

COLOR
Chord extension


-_-_CH

Description

(Up to) 6 note chords. Each note consists of a pulse oscillator with variable width.
When quantizer disabled, chords are picked from a fixed list. When quantizer is enabled, chords are built using the root, third, fifth, and extension based on the quantizer root and scale.

Controls


TIMBRE
Pulse width

COLOR
Chord extension


/\CH

Description

(Up to) 6 note chords. Each note consists of a triangle wave through a wavefolder.
When quantizer disabled, chords are picked from a fixed list. When quantizer is enabled, chords are built using the root, third, fifth, and extension based on the quantizer root and scale.

Controls


TIMBRE
Wavefolder amount

COLOR
Chord extension


SICH

Description

(Up to) 6 note chords. Each note consists of a sine wave through a waveshaper.
When quantizer disabled, chords are picked from a fixed list. When quantizer is enabled, chords are built using the root, third, fifth, and extension based on the quantizer root and scale.

Controls


TIMBRE
Wavefolder amount

COLOR
Chord extension


WTCH

Description

(Up to) 6 note chords. Each note consists of a wavetable oscillator that picks a wave from a fixed linear table (same as original WTx4 mode).
When quantizer disabled, chords are picked from a fixed list. When quantizer is enabled, chords are built using the root, third, fifth, and extension based on the quantizer root and scale.

Controls


TIMBRE
Wavetable index

COLOR
Chord extension


/|/|x6

Description

(Up to) 6 note chords. Each note consists of two saw waveforms with variable detuning. When quantizer is disabled, the notes are spaced by a controllable number of semitones. When quantizer is enabled, the notes are spaced by a controllable number of scale steps.

Controls


TIMBRE
Saw detune

COLOR
Note spacing


-_-_x6

Description

(Up to) 6 note chords. Each note consists of a pulse oscillator with variable width. When quantizer is disabled, the notes are spaced by a controllable number of semitones. When quantizer is enabled, the notes are spaced by a controllable number of scale steps.

Controls


TIMBRE
Pulse width

COLOR
Note spacing


/\x6

Description

(Up to) 6 note chords. Each note consists of a triangle oscillator through a wavefolder.
When quantizer is disabled, the notes are spaced by a controllable number of semitones. When quantizer is enabled, the notes are spaced by a controllable number of scale steps.

Controls


TIMBRE
Wavefolder amount

COLOR
Note spacing


SIx6

Description

(Up to) 6 note chords. Each note consists of a sine oscillator through a wavefolder.
When quantizer is disabled, the notes are spaced by a controllable number of semitones. When quantizer is enabled, the notes are spaced by a controllable number of scale steps.

Controls


TIMBRE
Wavefolder amount

COLOR
Note spacing


WTx6

Description

(Up to) 6 note chords. Each note consists of a wavetable oscillator that picks a wave from a fixed linear table (same as original WTx4 mode).
When quantizer is disabled, the notes are spaced by a controllable number of semitones. When quantizer is enabled, the notes are spaced by a controllable number of scale steps.

Controls


TIMBRE
Wavetable index

COLOR
Note spacing


/|/|/|/|

Description

Supersaw. 7 saw waves mixed.

Controls


TIMBRE
detuning

COLOR
highpass filter


/|/|_|_|_

Description

Saw -> tuned comb filter

Controls


TIMBRE
relative tuning of comb filter

COLOR
negative/positive feedback


TOY*

Description

Circuit bent toy emulation

Controls


TIMBRE
toy clock rate

COLOR
data line short circuiting


ZLPF

Description

Synthesis of the response of a lowpass filter excited by a waveform.

Controls


TIMBRE
filter frequency

COLOR
waveshape saw->square->triangle


ZPKF

Description

Synthesis of the response of a peaking filter excited by a waveform.

Controls


TIMBRE
filter frequency

COLOR
waveshape saw->square->triangle


ZBPF

Description

Synthesis of the response of a bandpass filter excited by a waveform.

Controls


TIMBRE
filter frequency

COLOR
waveshape saw->square->triangle


ZHPF

Description

Synthesis of the response of a highpass filter excited by a waveform.

Controls


TIMBRE
filter frequency

COLOR
waveshape saw->square->triangle


VOSM

Description

VOSIM formant synthesis emulation.

Controls


TIMBRE
relative frequency of formant

COLOR
relative frequency of formant


VOWL

Description

Vowel speech synthesis

Controls


TIMBRE
vowel, a e i o u

COLOR
formant frequency shift


VFOF

Description

Vowel speech synthesis

Controls


TIMBRE
vowel, a e i o u

COLOR
formant frequency shift


HARM

Description

Additive synthesis of 12 sine harmonics

Controls


TIMBRE
amplitude distribution

COLOR
center frequency for amplitude distribution


FM

Description

2-operator phase-modulation synthesis

Controls


TIMBRE
modulation amount

COLOR
relative frequency


FBFM

Description

2-operator phase-modulation synthesis, with carrier feedback

Controls


TIMBRE
modulation amount

COLOR
relative frequency


WTFM

Description

2-operator phase-modulation synthesis, with 2 feedback paths

Controls


TIMBRE
modulation amount

COLOR
relative frequency


PLUK

Description

Plucked string synthesis. Requires trigger signal.

Controls


TIMBRE
damping

COLOR
plucking position


BOWD

Description

Bowed string modelling. Requires trigger signal.

Controls


TIMBRE
friction

COLOR
bowing position


BLOW

Description

Reed instrument modelling

Controls


TIMBRE
air pressure

COLOR
instrtument geometry


FLUT

Description

Flute instrument modelling

Controls


TIMBRE
air pressure

COLOR
instrtument geometry


BELL

Description

Bell additive synthesis

Controls


TIMBRE
damping

COLOR
inharmonicity


DRUM

Description

Metal drum synthesis

Controls


TIMBRE
damping

COLOR
brightness


KICK

Description

Simulation of Roland TR808 kick

Controls


TIMBRE
decay time

COLOR
brightness/tone


CYMB

Description

Simulation of Roland TR808 cymbal

Controls


TIMBRE
bandpass filter frequency

COLOR
oscillator/noise balance


SNAR

Description

Simulation of Roland TR808 snare

Controls


TIMBRE
tone

COLOR
noise/"snappy"


WTBL

Description

Wavetable synthesis

Controls


TIMBRE
sweeps wavetable

COLOR
picks wavetable


WMAP

Description

2-dimensional wavetable synthesis. Waves placed in a 16-by-16 grid, Interpolated in both dimensions.

Controls


TIMBRE
sweeps wavetable in X direction

COLOR
sweeps wavetable in Y direction


WLIN

Description

Wavetable synthesis, 1-dimensional scanning through all wavetables.

Controls


TIMBRE
sweeps wavetables

COLOR
interpolation method. Past 12oclock, decreases playback resolution.


SAM1

Description

Classic voice synthesizer, configured as a 16-word granular sample player. Trigger plays back word from TIMBRE position to word end.

Controls


TIMBRE
which 'slice' of the word to play, from start of word to end of word. Apply a ramp shape to play word from start to end.

COLOR
which word to play


SAM2

Description

Classic voice synthesizer, configured as a 16-word granular sample player. Trigger plays back word from TIMBRE position to word end.

Controls


TIMBRE
which 'slice' of the word to play, from start of word to end of word. Apply a ramp shape to play word from start to end.

COLOR
which word to play


NOIS

Description

White noise through a state-variable filter. Pitch input controls filter frequency.

Controls


TIMBRE
filter resonance

COLOR
crossfade between lowpass and highpass


TWNQ

Description

White noise processed by two bandpass filters

Controls


TIMBRE
filter resonance

COLOR
filter frequency spacing


CLKN

Description

Random samples generated at rate determined by main pitch.

Controls


TIMBRE
periodicity

COLOR
quantization, from 2 to 32 distinct values per sample


CLOU

Description

Texture generator by mixing short grains of windowed sine waves

Controls


TIMBRE
density and overlap of grains

COLOR
frequency randomization


PRTC

Description

Texture generator by mixing short decaying "pings" of sound

Controls


TIMBRE
density and overlap of grains

COLOR
frequency randomization