Can we talk about modular synths?



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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:16 pm

Ruiner wrote:Just posting this for anyone that may be interested in learning how to use modular synths... super easy and fun way to learn the eurorack world (and/or kill time at work)

also just fun if you want to continue learning or trying out quick patches or ideas right from your computer.... pretty sweet.

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:18 am

also, old boring real world modular hardware jam -



was saving parts for a song i'm working on that has that beat from last vid post, got distracted and jammed out some silliness.

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby baremountain » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:57 pm

Went to Switched On in Austin yesterday and sat in front of their largely Make Noise & Mutable rack for four hours. I think I am ready to make the Eurodive. There are just so many more modules I want to try than would fit in a 6U 104HP case, but I don't wanna buy some monstrously large case either. I'm conflicted :(
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby kbit » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:39 pm

baremountain wrote:Went to Switched On in Austin yesterday and sat in front of their largely Make Noise & Mutable rack for four hours. I think I am ready to make the Eurodive. There are just so many more modules I want to try than would fit in a 6U 104HP case, but I don't wanna buy some monstrously large case either. I'm conflicted :(


Keep going back and playing with stuff as much as you can and deduce yat you like about all the designs you have available to you. That will help you with some of the preference you have about workflow and module design. Go small, you can always buy another case if you really need it, and Im also in the camp of thinking limitations can inspire creativity.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby D.o.S. » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:42 pm

Do you even make music or do you just sit around waiting to drop smart knowledge
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby kbit » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:07 pm

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby oscillateur » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:09 pm

kbit wrote:
baremountain wrote:Went to Switched On in Austin yesterday and sat in front of their largely Make Noise & Mutable rack for four hours. I think I am ready to make the Eurodive. There are just so many more modules I want to try than would fit in a 6U 104HP case, but I don't wanna buy some monstrously large case either. I'm conflicted :(


Keep going back and playing with stuff as much as you can and deduce yat you like about all the designs you have available to you. That will help you with some of the preference you have about workflow and module design. Go small, you can always buy another case if you really need it, and Im also in the camp of thinking limitations can inspire creativity.


See, I'm not the only one saying these things... :excellent:
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby kbit » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:34 pm

:hug:

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Ev_O))) » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:08 am

kbit wrote::hug:

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby baremountain » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:02 am

So I've got an oscillator question. I've already got an 0-coast and I intend fully to integrate that with my modular rig, so I'll already have an osc w tons of options for timbre & all that and a run of basic utility functions.
I liked the DPO from Make Noise, but I'm not too sure how to make the FM & all that sound tuned and musical - is that easy/possible?
Otherwise, what other oscs would y'all recommend for complex waveshapes with tons of good harmonic content? I've got the Mangrove from Mannequins in my modulargrid right now, but I'm open to other suggestions. Definitely more into ambient and west coast stuff/timbral exploration than noise/strong leads.

Also, here's my working plan for my first skiff. Please roast away. Tell me what I need because you bet I didn't think of everything. Immediately I notice I forgot to include a Wobblebug, I'm not 100% sold on the Pressure Points and Maths being my sequencers & env/function generators but idk where else to start, and I might get a Cold Mac to go with the Mangrove & Three Sisters?? Idk, what do y'all think? Maybe needs a Rosie or another proper output module too?
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Inconuucl » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:16 am

Where are all the vcas? ;)
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby D.o.S. » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:49 am

kbit wrote::hug:

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby oscillateur » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:04 am

Inconuucl wrote:Where are all the vcas? ;)


Well, he could probably use more but there are 4 in there (2 in the moddemix, 2 in the optomix)...
Good question, though, you (almost) all make me proud :).
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby baremountain » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:13 pm

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Inconuucl wrote:Where are all the vcas? ;)


Well, he could probably use more but there are 4 in there (2 in the moddemix, 2 in the optomix)...
Good question, though, you (almost) all make me proud :).

Haha yeah I was thinking those two as my primary VCAs ( my 0-coast has its own too) so that gives me a few options. I figured using two voices through those & using the Frames as a kind of frequency frameshift I could make some awesome slowly evolving counterpoint type of stuff. I suppose I'd also want some kind of slow-moving LFO for that (Tides or that Sloth thing?) - anything else good for slow modulation that's not in-your-face?

Do y'all have any suggestions for intuitive sequencers besides the Brains/Pressure Points? I like how it's got 3 separate outputs and the direction/reset stuff you can do with the Brains, but the huge footprint has me wondering if something else wouldn't be better?
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby D.o.S. » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:19 pm

VCAs are overrated and a total non-starter.
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