From classic electro snares to warping, alien percussion, the Mutant Snare is a radical departure from the static sounds of the 808!

MIX and DRIVE

  •  MIX lets you blend between the SHELL and SNAPPY tones that make up the overall snare drum
  • turn up the DRIVE to get overdriven snare tones with intense harmonics. The purple LED indicates when the snare begins to overdrive
  • like the other Mutant Drums, signal levels have been normalized for modular level input and output (up to 20Vpp)

SHELL synthesizes the drum skins

  • analog bridged-t sinewave oscillators, for those organic-sounding tones we've come to love from the 808
  • TONE control blends between the two sinewaves of different frequency
  • SHELL PITCH lets you tune one of the sine waves, to change the pitch of your snare drum

SNAPPY adds some noise to the snare

  • an analog white noise generator feeds the SNAPPY circuit
  • an external input lets you patch any sound source you like into the SNAPPY generator
  • voltage control of SNAPPY decay
  • SNAPPY feeds into an analog selectable high-pass or band-pass filter
  • voltage control of filter cutoff frequency
  • when nothing is plugged into the cutoff CV input, the SNAPPY envelope OR the adjustable sinewave from the SHELL generator normalize through the CV attenuverter for cutoff CV. A jumper on the back of the module allows you to select which of these internal modulation signals are routed here
  • filter has three resonance settings: classic 808 (low resonance), high resonance, and self oscillation
  • bipolar attenuators (aka: 'attenuverters') on CV inputs


AUDIO AND VIDEO DATA


DIY PROJECT DATA

The Mutant Snare will be available as a PCB/panel and full kit project soon! Check back here for updates or sign up on the MAILING LIST to receive alerts when the project is ready. Visit the Muffwiggler forum thread for updates as well!

DIY RESOURCES

>> Bill of Materials (Google Sheets)
>> Mouser Project Cart (NOTE: does not include every part! Check the Bill of Materials)
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> Assembly Manual