Can we talk about modular synths?



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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:58 pm

Ditto what they said. I tried the computer based synth thing and it never really clicked. I find it far more enjoyable to have the hands on control and limitations of the physical hardware.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Antlerface » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:24 pm

So after messing with e352 for an evening I’m ditching a bunch of shit and going for an e370. I need that sweet insanity.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:19 am

DO IT. SOLID CHOICE.

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby vidret » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:48 am

oh my glob dude :lol:
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Dark Barn » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:47 am

from the new episode - Continental Grift
this one is all done in modular featuring Plaits harmonic oscillator and Epoch Modular Twin Peaks filter among other things.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Antlerface » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:13 am

Hey B which 1010 is that? I know they can all be eachother, wondering whatcha think about whatever it is. The Toolbox and Fxbox look awesome.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:37 pm

yeah. i loaded the FX and it's fun but didna really grab me, the Synthbox sounds GOOD, i think the Tool needs it's own hardware? if i remember right it has a different setup of ins and outsssssss?

but i keep it in sampler BitBox mode always. such an awesome interface with the touch screen.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Antlerface » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:53 pm

I think I saw an interview w 1010 breaux where he said any of The modules could be any other of the modules. Toolbox looks useful as fuck.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:57 pm

yah. i mean. i could TOTES be remembering wrong. but the Toolbox is the only "Series 2" module they have so far, and a couple colums that are gate ins on the other modules are CV outs it looks like?

https://1010music.com/product-category/eurorack-modules
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Jwar » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:59 am

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Jwar wrote:Ok, I have a real question.

Is there anything advantage wise on having a small modular set up vs using something like Audulus (or similar programs)? I ask because I have been continuously messing around with recording and it's almost all textural or synth based. So, I'm thinking about dropping a bass to get a few items that could produce different sounds I hear in my head (though I will have to do a lot of research). I'm just wonder what the advantage of having the hardware vs software would be in some of your opinions?

Immediacy. The experience of turning a knob and having all of the connections literalyl in front of you is so much different than moving your mouse and having a gui full of numbers and equations. Just like the act of playing music with traditional instruments is a collaborative process with the sounds themselves and the gear that produces them, same thing with eurorack. It's part of the reason a lot of eurorack models do simple things in very esoteric fashions, it makes you think differently.

Also, Audulus is a lot more...ahem, modular than a standard modular rack, as it goes component level rather than just modules. It has a pretty steep learning curve to do anything that's not beyond the mere basics. You might want to go with something like VCV Rack that's free to try your footing.


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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby worra » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:11 pm

Holy crap my Just Friends came in last night and, yeah. I haven't even messed with it as a modulation source yet (sorry vid, I'll get there) but as a sort of complex/harmonic oscillator it is freaking fantastic. Whipped this up with only Morphagene and Just Friends as the sound sources (though I'm also using the mix out of JF to pass through Rings).

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:12 pm

nice! i heard the shorter clip on IG, longer version is even BETTER. sounds goooooood suh!

i freaking love the oscs of the JF.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:16 pm

this is BitBox (sequenced by Numeric Repetitor) into DSM03 and all the melodics are Just Friends into Cold Mac into a pair of 3 Sisters -

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:07 pm

Very cool! Like the sound of that DSM03 a lot.


So, modular friends, advice?

Seems like my case has run out of power. According to mg and the psu there should be enough juice in there, but when I actually start patching the last module to get added tends not to work right. If I patch fewer modules they'll all work but once all or most are going something becomes unhappy about it.

Clearly going off rated current draw from manufacturers and running close to the total is a recipe for this sort of thing with power fluctuations etc. Wouldn't dream of using a PSU so close to the rated current at work but the case came together in bits and pieces rather than a plan, so I've ended up in this position.

The case is a doepfer 3u with built in power rails and came with a PSU. I can't find any similar power supplies with more power without getting eurorack specific supplies which include a bunch of stuff I don't actually need so I'm loathe to do that.

Am I stuck with getting a new case and fitting it with appropriate power (sufficiently overrated for whatever I'm going to put in it...)? I don't really want to ditch any of my modules. If I were going new I'd probably buy a case with rails and no power and put in a power module and connect everything else with floating bus cables.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:29 pm

also, the cymbal like crash in there (becomes prominent at about 45 seconds in) is the trigger of the DSM03 envelope. USEFUL.

Coldy Brighty Anti-Moonlighty - i..... have no good advice. i have only bought assembled cases and never had a problem no matter what i put in.

whatcha gonna get with Euro Specific PSU's that seems like a waste?
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