One of my favourite Mulch contraptions is SSpat, simply because it allows me to achieve a complex effect with a really simple interface.
At the moment, SSpat is tied to the master clock – you press play, and it pans incoming audio around, and around, until you stop.
It would be really nifty if SSpat had a sort of retrigger input that responded to an adjustable gate so, effectively, you could fire the contraption at will. I would like to be able to plug my bass into Mulch, patch it through SSpat and, every time I strike the strings, each note gets catapulted along the stereo path. In this case, I would patch the bass’ audio through both the audio input and this imaginary retrigger input, but there could be many more applications!
I have a lot of fun with my bass and SSpat already, but it sometimes sounds a bit odd when I play a note that falls in the quieter or, if I’ve adjusted it so, Doppler-shifted parts of the cycle. I can achieve a compromise by mixing the dry and spatialised sounds together, but it’s just not the same!