About Mutable Instruments

Goals and values

Turning love into machines turning electricity into sound.

The people


Olivier Gillet is responsible for Mutable Instruments’ product design and hardware/software engineering.

He earned in 2003 a M.Eng. from the ENST, one of France’s leading tech institute, and the same year a M.Sc. in artificial intelligence from University Pierre et Marie Curie. In 2007 he earned a Ph.D. in signal processing, after having developed and improved techniques to extract, transcribe, and recognize drum patterns from music recordings – some of which having recently begun to appear in DAWs.

Prior to starting Mutable Instruments, he implemented some of the massive user profile/logs mining backends that power services like Google AdWords or Last.fm.

Some of his earlier audio related projects include granul├Ęse, a BeOS granular synthesis tool; Bhajis Loops, the first PalmOS DAW; and several module players/game audio engines for the Palm platform.


Hannes Pasqualini and his wife Elisabeth, from Italy, are responsible for Mutable Instruments’ visual identity – be it a faceplate, manual or logo.

There are pommiers in the prairie: our modules are made in Normandy.

If your module, system or cables were wrapped in/with something handmade, soft and colourful, it came from here.


Olivier Gillet, Mutable instruments SARL 2011-2017. Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a cc-by-sa 3.0 license.