Mannequins - Mangrove

€299.00 *
Net price: €251.26

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

Waiting List- Unknown Delivery Date

  • 150214
  • 30
Like most oscillators also the Mangrove has a coarse frequency control, a fine tune... more
Product information "Mannequins - Mangrove"

The idea behind the Mangrove VCO is: a sound is not created by pitch only but also by spectra which can be set individually with a numebr of parameters.
An integrated waveshaper allows for ctreating undertones with frequency division. harmonic ranges can be locked and shifted along the undertone scale. A VCA with overdrive adds dynamics and further waveshaping. FM can emphasize formants and vice-versa formants follow the FM frequency ... it's just insane!

Like most oscillators also the Mangrove has a coarse frequency control, a fine tune potentiometer with one octave span and a 1V/octave pitch input (abbreviated here with V/8).
Linear frequency modulation is found as well and the FM INDEX socket is a VCA controlling the modulation depth, unfortunately an often omitted feature. When nothing's patched to this socket we always have full modulation intensity.

Output-wise there's a square output reacting to pitch and FM only and has to be considered a secondary output only for synchronisation tasks or for FM'ing. The main output called Formant reacts in addition to all sound shaping parameters of the Mangrove which we will describe now:
The parameters Formant and Barrel interact with each other. The first one sets the sound character by moving resonance peaks (alias formants) in the frequency spectrum; compare it to different pitches of human voice from tenor over alto to soprane. Barrel however determines harmonic density by waveform selection, fading from sawtooth over triangle to ramp.
In it's fully counterclockwise position the Barrel potentiometer will generate untertones (utone). Now a frequency division occurs and you can use the Formant control, that changed it's function, to move thru the undertone scale (from one octave below over octave & 5th over two octaves below etc.).

AIR is a post-formant-output VCA with overdrive. It's CV input has a bipolar attenuator and the VCA is very fast so you can modulate it with audio.

Unique and one of the most interesting issues about the Mangroves VCO is the switch that selects between two radically different modes: constant wave and constant formant.
Constant Wave complies to the usual approach: Pitch alters frequency and all other controls change the waveform.
Constant Formant divides the tone-creating impulse from the pitch; the harmonic spectrum is being locked. The formant parameter now determines the pitch range or "instrument's size" and the Barrel the timbre. It is hard to describe in words - watch the video to hear the difference.

External videos:
offizielles Demo-Video;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My1kADR4BeA
HE: 3
TE: 10
Depth: 30
Power consumption +12V: 58
Power consumption -12V: 54
Related links to "Mannequins - Mangrove"
"Mannequins - Mangrove"
Mangrove auf Mannequins Website;http://www.whimsicalraps.com/pages/mangrove; englische Anleitung (pdf);https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0714/9931/files/MANGROVE-Manual-large-outlines.pdf
Here is the information available on the brand...... more
Mannequins

Initially collaborating with the instrument designer pioneers monome (inventors of the grid controller) and making music under the nom de guerre Galapagoose, Mannequins is the modular synth project of Trent Gill (aka Whimsical Raps), who provides totally out of the box and inspiring designs on all his four modules so far. If you can get over his arcane poetic product descriptions, you can always find a new quirk and soft spot on with his modules. 

150215_1 Mannequins - Three Sisters
€338.00 *
Net price: €284.03
160095_1 Mannequins - Just Friends
€469.00 *
Net price: €394.12
HOT SHIT
NEW STUFF
190641_1 Happy Nerding - FX Aid
€199.00 *
Net price: €167.23
190671_1 Divkid - øchd
€175.00 *
Net price: €147.06
121069_1 Tiptop Audio Stackcable 50cm (yellow)
€7.00 *
Net price: €5.88
170073_1 Happy Nerding - TriTone
€169.00 *
Net price: €142.02
200099_1 Divkid - Rnd Step
€238.00 *
Net price: €200.00
200115_1 WMD 4TTEN
€109.00 *
Net price: €91.60
190193_1 4ms Spherical Wavetable Navigator
€628.00 *
Net price: €527.73
190035_1 Intellijel Designs - Scales
€299.00 *
Net price: €251.26
120869_1 Make Noise - Maths 2
€319.00 *
Net price: €268.07
150216_1 Mannequins - Cold Mac
€209.00 *
Net price: €175.63
130502_1 100x nylon washers 3.2mm
€3.00 *
Net price: €2.52
120020_1 Doepfer Blindplatte 8TE / 41mm
From €4.00 *
Net price: €3.36
120019_1 Doepfer Blindplatte 4TE / 20mm
From €3.00 *
Net price: €2.52
150288_1 Steady State Fate - Ultra Random Analog
€299.00 *
Net price: €251.26
180067_1 Strymon - Magneto
€598.00 *
Net price: €502.52
190493_1 Tiptop Audio - Stackcable 40cm (cyan)
€7.00 *
Net price: €5.88
150027_1 Transistor Sound Labs - Stepper Acid
€349.00 *
Net price: €293.28
160253_1 ZVEX Modular - Instant Lo-Fi Junky
€329.00 *
Net price: €276.47
180005_1 Befaco - Knurlies M3 (100 pcs)
€35.00 *
Net price: €29.41
120193_1 ALM Busy Circuits - Pamela´s New Workout
€259.00 *
Net price: €217.65
120014_1 4ms VCA Matrix
€389.00 *
Net price: €326.89
150215_1 Mannequins - Three Sisters
€338.00 *
Net price: €284.03
160095_1 Mannequins - Just Friends
€469.00 *
Net price: €394.12
150216_1 Mannequins - Cold Mac
€209.00 *
Net price: €175.63
HOT SHIT
200395_1 Hexinverter - Mindphaser
€614.00 *
Net price: €515.97
120193_1 ALM Busy Circuits - Pamela´s New Workout
€259.00 *
Net price: €217.65
200378_1 Der Mann mit der Maschine - Droid Master
€398.00 *
Net price: €334.45
130005_1 Make Noise Function
€169.00 *
Net price: €142.02
HOT SHIT
NEW STUFF
200467_1 Neuzeit Instruments - Orbit
€448.00 *
Net price: €376.47
180047_1 Mannequins - W/
€269.00 *
Net price: €226.05
160250_1 WMD - Performance Mixer
€688.00 *
Net price: €578.15
HOT SHIT
NEW STUFF
200340_1 Mutable Instruments - Beads
€289.00 *
Net price: €242.86
HOT SHIT
NEW STUFF
210059_1 Make Noise - Strega
€598.00 *
Net price: €502.52
HOT SHIT
NEW STUFF
190641_1 Happy Nerding - FX Aid
€199.00 *
Net price: €167.23
200231_1 Instruo - Tš-L (model of 2020)
€280.00 *
Net price: €235.29
130403_1 Intellijel Designs - Atlantis
€688.00 *
Net price: €578.15
120869_1 Make Noise - Maths 2
€319.00 *
Net price: €268.07
200118_1 Mutable Instruments - Ripples (2020)
€168.00 *
Net price: €141.18
150011_1 XAOC Devices - Batumi
€279.00 *
Net price: €234.45
130295_1 Make Noise STO
€219.00 *
Net price: €184.03
200099_1 Divkid - Rnd Step
€238.00 *
Net price: €200.00
130387_1 Verbos Electronics - Complex Oscillator
€659.00 *
Net price: €553.78
200191_1 Happy Nerding - FX Aid XL
From €245.00 *
Net price: €205.88
200219_1 AtoVproject - 16n (AtoVproject Rework)
€349.00 *
Net price: €293.28
170339_1 Doepfer A-111-4 Quad Precision VCO
From €388.00 *
Net price: €326.05
200390_1 Intellijel Designs - Palette 104
€428.00 *
Net price: €359.66
180476_1 ALM Busy Circuits - MCO
€155.00 *
Net price: €130.25
200351_1 Mutable Instruments - Blades
€307.00 *
Net price: €257.98
170325_1 XAOC Devices - Tallin
€159.00 *
Net price: €133.61
HOT SHIT
200372_1 Sector Sieben - Berliner Einreiher (BER)
€221.00 *
Net price: €185.71
200353_1 Befaco - Lich
€338.00 *
Net price: €284.03
200121_1 ALM Busy Circuits - Boss Bow Two
€185.00 *
Net price: €155.46
190154_1 Qu-Bit Electronix - Chord V2
€306.00 *
Net price: €257.14
190412_1 Make Noise - Mimeophon
€399.00 *
Net price: €335.29
180422_1 Michigan Synth Works - SY0.5
€309.00 *
Net price: €259.66
HOT SHIT
200373_1 Schlappi Engineering - 100 Grit
€265.00 *
Net price: €222.69
200298_1 Mutable Instruments - Veils (model of 2020)
€179.00 *
Net price: €150.42
200213_1 Squarp - Rample
€292.00 *
Net price: €245.38
200122_1 Frap Tools - Brenso
€639.00 *
Net price: €536.97
200092_1 Make Noise - 0-CTRL
€408.00 *
Net price: €342.86
Viewed