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This is the official thread for all things related to the Fully Wired Electronics - Mini Quad Mute.

The Mini Quad Mute is a four channel mono mute module, in a 6HP package. Each of the four inputs is cascaded into the input of the next channel, making the MQM versatile as it can be used as a 'mult'. Each channel features its own separate output.

Each of the channels on the MQM is controlled by the associated LED buttons located at the top of the module. By default when a channel is active the button LED corresponding to that channel will be illuminated, and off when the channel is muted. Should you prefer the opposite, the inverse of this can be achieved thanks to a DIP switch located on the rear of the MQM.

The MQM also includes four 'Gate/Trigger' inputs. These 'Gate/Trigger' inputs (labelled as 'G/T' on the front panel) allow the module to be controlled without the need to press each channels corresponding buttons. These inputs have dual functionality thanks to the ability to detect the difference between Gate and Trigger signals. If a Trigger is detected on one of these inputs, the current state of the associated channel will be updated to the opposing state (eg. if the channel is muted, the channel will unmute). When a Gate signal is detected, the channel will become unmuted for the duration of said Gate Signal. When the Gate signal ends the channel will return to a muted state.


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After some suggestions regarding the ordination of the buttons and jack sockets on the MQSM (particularly in regards to the buttons being alined at the top of the module), we have taken some time to carry out a small redesign on both the MQM and MQSM to allow for two alternative orientations. The first orientation is exactly what we have already been showcasing for the MQM:

MQM Front Panel A.png


The second orientation, which is now possible, allows for the buttons to be alined along the bottom of the module, with the I/O sockets above:

MQM Front Panel B.png

The MQM will ship with both Front Panels, and I/O board configurations as standard. For more information see the MQSM thread 🙂
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We are happy to say that we now have what we are hoping are the final PCB designs for the Mini Quad Mute in hand!

We will be sharing pictures and videos of the MQM in due course, and sharing more details on the module in the coming days/weeks.

We are still working on the MQSM but we should have a similar update very soon!
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Exactly what I was looking for.
Well done and congrats!
Have you considered printing the up and down versions on one panel but opposite sides? Layout seems symmetric.
Will you supply shops in Switzerland?
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vizor81 wrote: Wed May 10, 2023 5:05 am Exactly what I was looking for.
Well done and congrats!
That's fantastic, we love hearing stuff like this. Also thank you! 🙂

vizor81 wrote: Wed May 10, 2023 5:05 am Have you considered printing the up and down versions on one panel but opposite sides? Layout seems symmetric.
Yes it is indeed a symmetrical layout. We did explore the possibility of doing exactly that, but unfortunately due to how our front panels are currently manufactured we were unable to do it. That said, we will continue pursuing the idea so it may happen in the future.

vizor81 wrote: Wed May 10, 2023 5:05 am Will you supply shops in Switzerland?
Currently we sell world-wide through our web store and there are no plans to supply shops in Switzerland, however should a retailer want to stock the MQM, MQSM and our other products we will happily explore the possibility of it. It is something we would love to see to happen!
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Here is a picture of the Mini Quad Mute (MQM) in its "A" orientation fully assembled.

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We are extremely excited to finally show you what this module looks like as an assembled unit!
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An update regarding the MQM and MQSM:

We are extremely pleased to be able to tell you all that the hardware designs and firmware of the MQM and the MQSM is now finalised. Thanks to this we can now confirm the feature set of both modules.

Both of these mute modules feature a unique capability as they can both detect the difference between Trigger and Gate signals and change the state of each channel respectively based upon what signal type is detected on each of the four "G/T" inputs. When a Trigger is detected on an input the associated channel will latch between the "Muted" and "Unmuted" states. When a Gate signal is detected the channel will hold an "Unmuted" state for the duration of the Gate, and switch to a "Muted" state when the signal ends.

Each of the four buttons on the MQM and MQSM also have dual functionality. Much like the "G/T" inputs, each button can latch between the "Muted" and "Unmuted" states when short pressed. Each of the buttons also feature a "Momentary" mode. When a button is long held it will automatically switch to "Momentary" mode, and the channel will be in an "Unmuted" state for the duration of the button being held.

Both modules feature a DIP switch on the reverse of the module, which is used to alter how the state of each channel is visually fed back to the user. By default the button LEDs will display when each channel is "Unmuted" through being illuminated. This means that when the LEDs are not illuminated, the channels are in "Muted" states. Through use of the DIP switch the opposite of this is true, meaning the LEDs will be illuminated when the channels are in a "Muted" state, and off when in an "Unmuted" state. This feature was added to accommodate your own preference for ease of use.

Both modules also feature swappable "I/O Boards" and front panels allowing for the orientation of the MQM and MQSM to be altered to fit your use. All of the relevant I/O boards and front panel orientations come with both of the modules, meaning no additional purchases need to be made!

The inputs on the MQM are cascaded meaning four identical copies of a signal is possible. When nothing is patched into the first input, the module is capable of outputting a 10V signal. On the MQSM, when using the "TS to TRS I/O Boards" (This is applicable for both the orientation A and B I/O Boards), the left inputs are cascaded into the respective right inputs. Much like the MQM, then a cable is not patched into each of the left inputs, the module is capable of outputting four pairs of 10V signals. When using the "TRS I/O Boards" in both orientations, the inputs are not cascaded and the 10V signal is not possible due to limitations from the 3.5MM jack sockets used in the design. Audio, CV and Gate/Trigger signals can all be routed through both the MQM and MQSM.

Currently we are waiting to finalised the front panels of the MQSM and the orientation "B" panel of the MQM. We will be sharing a demo video of the MQM within the next week, with the hopes the MQSM will follow soon after once the front panels have been finalised.
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As promised here is our first demo of the MQM:




In this demo the MQM is being used to mute and unmuted trigger signals outputted by the Stochastic Instruments - Stochastic Inspiration Generator, which is being routed through the Fully Wired Electronics Multi-Logic. This demonstrates the latching and momentary function of each button found on the MQM. The MQM is also being sequenced by the Stochastic Inspiration Generator thanks to its Gate and Trigger inputs and detecting functionality, which is muting and unmuting channel 3, which is being used to route an LFO into the synth voice being used.


A demo of the MQSM is to follow!
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We are currently running a 15% storewide sale (until Jun 8th), with code "MMM15", to celebrate the first demo of the long awaited Mini Quad Mute.

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