Thinking going into modular (thoughts)

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Post 25 Jul 2019

@OB1 that looks like my pc audio folders and "sound" like a virus hit :P

@Faastwalker,@Aosta i want to get a little lost in sound ok but not too lost, lol still have my old c64 with piano keys addon if things go awry...



my weird humor at work here ^^ , hope i'll got into modular soon and try to make something weird and beautiful only with modules! like all the cool videos i see out there.
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Post 26 Jul 2019

Make the Most of this Life, my Man.
And - consider getting them 2nd hand on Reverb or eBay. As a Buyer (eBay) - it's hard to get burned.

I remember (March 2018) thinking - "How" do I start??
I had NO CLUE. How sad!! It's the Platform I Dreamed about when I was in my C64 stage.

Last Year March, just the CASE - $1000 - was prohibitive! Now, everything's changed in the World.

FYI. Best Bang for the BUCK? All things Mutable Instruments.
EARS cost $100. All mods can fit in a Pod 20-60 case by 4ms. $100.

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sot wrote:
25 Jul 2019
my weird humor at work here ^^ , hope i'll got into modular soon and try to make something weird and beautiful only with modules! like all the cool videos i see out there.

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Post 27 Jul 2019

emilng wrote:
24 Jul 2019
Eurorack is not the only modular format out there.

If you're strapped for cash I would look into going the AE modular route instead. https://www.tangiblewaves.com/ You can get a complete system for the cost of a eurorack case.
Here's a good playlist with plenty of examples of what you can do with this format https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... XHucNug-hF
thanks for bringing this to my eyes, very cool.

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Post 27 Jul 2019

selig wrote:
23 Jul 2019
One scenario would be to set mod 1 & mod 2 to Note and Gate respectively. That would give you two totally separate note/gate sequencers, linked by overall tempo but able to be separately set to 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, or 1/32 rate/multipliers.

Another would be for mod 1 & mod 2 to both be set to note, for three note tracks total.
Perhaps I don't know enough about modular. But if the note(s) are only outputted on a single channel doesn't it need an accompanying gate signal to be useful ?
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Post 27 Jul 2019

dannyF wrote:
27 Jul 2019
selig wrote:
23 Jul 2019
One scenario would be to set mod 1 & mod 2 to Note and Gate respectively. That would give you two totally separate note/gate sequencers, linked by overall tempo but able to be separately set to 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, or 1/32 rate/multipliers.

Another would be for mod 1 & mod 2 to both be set to note, for three note tracks total.
Perhaps I don't know enough about modular. But if the note(s) are only outputted on a single channel doesn't it need an accompanying gate signal?
I often "drone" a modular (keep the VCA open), instead using LFOs to slowly sweep filters or otherwise give movement to the patch, while also shifting notes (sometimes only moving between a few notes, others sending a flurry of fast moving notes). The beauty of modular is you don't have to send both gate AND note, as either one on it's own has plenty of uses IMO.
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Post 27 Jul 2019

selig wrote:
27 Jul 2019
dannyF wrote:
27 Jul 2019


Perhaps I don't know enough about modular. But if the note(s) are only outputted on a single channel doesn't it need an accompanying gate signal?
I often "drone" a modular (keep the VCA open), instead using LFOs to slowly sweep filters or otherwise give movement to the patch, while also shifting notes (sometimes only moving between a few notes, others sending a flurry of fast moving notes). The beauty of modular is you don't have to send both gate AND note, as either one on it's own has plenty of uses IMO.
Ah yes, that's a good idea.

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Post 29 Jul 2019


sot
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Post 31 Jul 2019

it reminds me the saying in the afternoon "i'm going out for one beer" and then come back next day morning destroyed :D

i like this use of modulars too for live setting :


The thing is if something get into my mind i'm gonna do it :P , now waiting for a shared system(!) to arrive, it has a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee so if i'm not into this i can send it back in this extreme case, would prefer to make my own system but can't for various reasons right now. One thing i would like and the shared system don't have it's an included audio recorder so you can record the performance without external hardware.
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Post 31 Jul 2019

sot wrote:
31 Jul 2019
The thing is if something get into my mind i'm gonna do it :P , now waiting for a shared system(!) to arrive, it has a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee so if i'm not into this i can send it back in this extreme case, would prefer to make my own system but can't for various reasons right now. One thing i would like and the shared system don't have it's an included audio recorder so you can record the performance without external hardware.
Nice! One cool thing about having a single maker system like that (particularly when you're just starting with a BUNCH of new modules at once) is the overall cohesiveness of the thing and not having to wrap your head around how a bunch of different makers do things all at the same time.

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Post 01 Aug 2019

I like to see it like a single instrument but with the diversity of many, hopefully i will find my way with all these modules and be a joyfull learning and artistic experience worth the investment in time and money(till today i haven't got a penny from artistic creation but that's my doing mostly and how things get on in my life), have a little background in electronics cause i was working as an engineer before taking fine arts studies(painting) at university, i see music making as painting with sound but without making visible marks on physical media and as a form of meditation too, hope it doesn't turn as a form of escape from reality but more of engagement with it but in the end everything is fine :)
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Post 01 Aug 2019

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Post 01 Aug 2019

Aosta very nice performance there, can you do that with shared system ? got it today and i'm playing with it all day without having much clue lol , must read rene manual...
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Post 01 Aug 2019

sot wrote:
01 Aug 2019
I like to see it like a single instrument but with the diversity of many, hopefully i will find my way with all these modules and be a joyfull learning and artistic experience worth the investment in time and money(till today i haven't got a penny from artistic creation but that's my doing mostly and how things get on in my life), have a little background in electronics cause i was working as an engineer before taking fine arts studies(painting) at university, i see music making as painting with sound but without making visible marks on physical media and as a form of meditation too, hope it doesn't turn as a form of escape from reality but more of engagement with it but in the end everything is fine :)
One's "escape" is another's "engagement". They are but words, really.

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Post 02 Aug 2019

yes of course :) and as a person who don't own any hardware (rack) and used only software til now, i must say that modular feels like Reason in hardware form and Reason was a great way to know this stuff and now to feel at home with this thing :)
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Post 02 Aug 2019


sot wrote:
02 Aug 2019
yes of course :) and as a person who don't own any hardware (rack) and used only software til now, i must say that modular feels like Reason in hardware form and Reason was a great way to know this stuff and now to feel at home with this thing :)

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Post 07 Aug 2019

For those interested here is a modular 24/7 'radio station'.
Great to have on in the background if you are doing something and love modular sounds.

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