Assembly and test of the श्रुति-1 monosynth from Mutable Instruments. Here is what MI has to say about it:
The Shruthi-1 is a hybrid monosynth, combining the warmth of real analogue filters with the edginess and synthesis possibilities (FM, wavetable oscillators, modulation matrix, sequencing, full MIDI implementation) of digital synthesizers. Its hardware design is deceptively simple — optimized for DIY assembly, not for large-scale manufacturing — but don’t be fooled, its sonic range is wide! Sometimes grungily digital like a PPG-Wave, fat and funky like a SH-101, videogame-y like a Commodore 64, weird and warm like an ESQ-1 ; but more often than not, truly original.
Folks with quick eyes will notice that the video shows both the CEM3379 & SMR-4 Filter board and two different digital control boards. I've built a few of these devices over the past months and ended up using the best bits of video from each build. So yea, don't get your panties in a knot about it.
The music is by a currently unnamed project I'm happy to be a part of. For the purposes of dissemination it needs a name, if only a temporary one, so I'm calling this one Enchanted Forest. It's a bit of an inside joke for the Pacific Northwest. Anyway, you can hear the Shruthi with the SMR-4 filter in full effect all over this recording doing what it does best: sounding awesomely weird.
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