Eurorack Losing One Of Its Most Influential Companies, Mutable Instruments

Mutable Instruments’ Émilie Gillet recently announced that there will be no new modules from the company and that production of the existing modules is ending.

Mutable Instruments has been one of the most influential manufacturers in Eurorack over the last decade, with thoughtful module designs that are technically brilliant, aesthetically gorgeous and great sounding. Gillet transformed people’s racks and transformed the types of music synthesists make with modular synthesizers.

On the official Mutable Instruments forum, Gillet posted:

“No new module is in preparation. Beads is the last module I designed, back in 2019.

Existing modules are going to be discontinued one after the other, when depends on hard to predict supply, production and sales patterns.

I won’t design new modules and production is progressively stopping. Modules are marked as discontinued when the last shipment is sent to dealers. I can’t predict when it happens as it depends on how fast a batch is made, and how fast it gets sold. It might happen in a week, in a month or in a quarter 175. There is no easter egg, no plot twist, no teaser.”

Gillet has hinted at these plans before, but the recent posts confirm that MI is shutting down production and that Gillet plans to stop working in the area of music technology.