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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: March 24, 2016, 04:05:59 PM »
The late Richard Lainhart talks about modular synthesis, his Buchla 200e and the 3 year patch!

https://vimeo.com/34593269

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: March 20, 2016, 07:34:40 PM »
I agree that curious musicians and listeners are needed to move the modular sound forward.  I hope that it transcends its current faddishness and evolves into something deeper and more meaningful.  I am somewhat space-challenged at the moment, so I doubt a modular is in my future, at least for now.  I think a loyal audience could develop for the current modular iteration, if it can move beyond the obvious bleeps and blops that tend to be associated with Modular 1.0 of the 60s and 70s.  But first and foremost, have fun with it, anyway!  :)

Forrest

I does seem the vast majority of current modular music I come across is deep in the bleeps blops and general chaotic noise mode.....and thats cool when do well but not a style of music that will garner much popularity.

I hope that time comes to you when a modular is back in your musical world.....a single u6 case can contain a wealth of modules and not too demanding on real estate.  Recording the modular sound by sound layered in a daw does not require a big system which aims at multiple different events happening simultaneously.

Thanks for chiming in Forrest and sharing you musical insight.


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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: March 20, 2016, 04:58:56 AM »

I have chosen, for now, not to use any quantizer or chord generators...I dont want anything to constrict possibilities within the system and predetermine structures would I feel lead me back to the black and white keyboard and I prefer to use my ear to tune VCO's.  I have nothing against the keyboard I just want to explore other scenarios that have more accidents


This is what led me to explore fractal and algorithmic music in the 90s.  I wanted to rely more on my ears and less on the physical limitations of my fingers to find interesting "seeds" from raw sonic material to develop further into a composition.  There is also a spirit of discovery in this approach (and in yours) that makes it more fun to create music.

Forrest

Taking what you said so well, which is just as I feel, I wonder if audiences also respond in a similar manner picking up on this very idea of discovery as the musician discovers within the context of a modular performance.  It would seem that maybe the case.  Modular synths cant be solely drive by the market place, it needs curious musicians who in turn need curious listeners.  This is true in general for music that is avant garde or leaning that way.  With self generate modular music we all get to be the audience.....picture a live modular performance where the artist sets the stage, sounds begin and the artist walks off the stage and sits down with the audience.   

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: March 19, 2016, 08:10:42 PM »
I ask about the Verbos Harmonic Oscillator as you show it in your modulargrid rack so I thought you had it.....often the only way to really know is to actually use the module.

You are right it is in my modulargrid rack. I see a few other modules that I don't have in there as well, I thought I took them all out, oh well. I sometimes put modules in my grid rack to see how they would fit if I were to purchase them so my grid is always changing. I mean that's really the beauty of it, you can test out things and move them around without having to actually move any real modules. My photos show what I actually have at the moment, except for the new module that I just purchased in the last few weeks.

Yes Loren, modulargrid is really good to play around with to sense what could work.  I have two modulargrid wish list cases, one for Oscillators and another for filters, random, envelopes & fx....modules Im interested in but not definite must haves.  It does change a lot but this helps me remember what modules I feel resonated with me

Oscillator case: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/225455

Filter, Random, Envelope case: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/261303

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: March 18, 2016, 08:27:30 PM »
Yes Forrest, it has become as you say.....though the improvising I am leaving to control voltage for the most part.  Some of these recordings I try to create a piece of music fading different aspects in and out in real time as I would do in a track by track basis in my daw. 

The performance itself is the culmination of the patch which could take hours or days to create and its the balance within self generation that is really challenging....how to create a patch/performance that is evolving, curious and not too repetitive.

I have chosen, for now, not to use any quantizer or chord generators...I dont want anything to constrict possibilities within the system and predetermine structures would I feel lead me back to the black and white keyboard and I prefer to use my ear to tune VCO's.  I have nothing against the keyboard I just want to explore other scenarios that have more accidents

It is tricky to achieve this in some sort of musical way and as I struggle on it has come clear that control voltage is king and in depth understanding of it is the only way.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: March 18, 2016, 07:54:34 PM »
Loren, what are your thoughts on the Verbos Harmonic Oscillator... lots of very positive comments abound but not heard any demos that really grab me, yet I like the synthesis idea behind it.

I've heard some great demos of it. It is on my short list of modules to get.

I ask about the Verbos Harmonic Oscillator as you show it in your modulargrid rack so I thought you had it.....often the only way to really know is to actually use the module.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: March 17, 2016, 07:04:48 PM »
The Morphing Terrarium is a great sounding smooth wavetable oscillator thanks to Robert Rich and Synthesis Tech.....it pairs really well with the ST E355 Morphing Dual LFO.

Loren, what are your thoughts on the Verbos Harmonic Oscillator... lots of very positive comments abound but not heard any demos that really grab me, yet I like the synthesis idea behind it.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: March 17, 2016, 05:06:17 AM »
With lots of changes in my system there has been some new learning curves.....while I patch everyday nothing was worth pressing record for me until yesterday

https://soundcloud.com/digitalvoices/patch-25?in=digitalvoices/sets/modular-musings

Enjoy

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: March 17, 2016, 04:30:15 AM »
Been some turn around in my rig with a fair amount of Make Noise modules sold at ebay......heres some of the new eurorack modules that replaced them

Ieaskul F. Mobenthey.....Sprott
This is one crazy module, a filter thats not a filter thats an oscillator thats a.....each lp, hp, bp and chaos can be patched separately yet each effects the other and all manner of unexpected behavior....nothing gentle about this but further processing delivers.  Still figuring it out but liking the results
 





Noise Engineering.....Loquelic Iteritas
A digital oscillator that sounds as wonderfully nuts as it looks  ???  The timbres this produces is amazing, leaning towards aggressive in sound but again with further processing like through a filter bank the sound begs to be sculpted.





WMD Synchrodyne

This is an analog oscillator and some....more complexed than your typical triangle, saw, square and sine vco





Mannequins....Three Sisters
Love this filter....four sound source coming together into a linked filter 8)  This does not behave like your usual filter!




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I received a copy of the original sonic atmospheres "Planetary Unfolding" yesterday.  Have not heard this in 10 years or more. :)

MSP/Earth Turtle are great to deal with.......below is one of the emails they sent me that covers the cdr quality of the 2015 re mastered version.

Hello Julio
The newly re-mastered version is a CD-R but very high quality.
TrepStar uses mastering grade Taiyo Uden blanks and burns the discs one at
a time, not en-masse.
If you'd like a copy of the older version which is pressed, we still have
some here at the office.  The cost would be US $17.50 here in the US, and
$25 if you live outside of the US.  You can pay either with a check, or
via PayPal.
Just let me know what you'd like to do.
Olivia for MSP/EarthTurtle

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Keith Emerson
« on: March 11, 2016, 09:44:06 PM »
It was really just yesterday....or so it seems that I watched a video of him standing in front of the Moog reissue of his modular system. Sad indeed.  Your here in a blink.....

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 11, 2016, 06:42:42 AM »


Beautiful, graceful music from APK.......this cd had me from the first gentle sounds on track 1 and continued until the last piece that left me with a quiet smile.

Within this music laid in a subtle way are obscured rhythmic elements that are more suggestions that work to enhance the deep melodic structure than any marked time which peaked my interest on top of the beautiful timbres that had warmed my emotion.

The music put me in a "place" that the best of ambient music can and one that I will return to often! 

Full Circle  http://dataobscura.bandcamp.com/track/full-circle 

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Read my last couple posts.  Short version:  go to his website, email asking if they have Planetary original CD. 

Ah, understood....Thanks

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Julio, did you read the previous posts?  You can get this for $17.50 total from Stearns site, if they have any left.


I did drone on but Im looking for a pressed cd not a cdr as I understand the current Streans version is or have I not been paying attention.

Planetary Unfolding was the main inspiration for me to get a small Serge modular system which this music was composed on.


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Groove sent me a status on this.....in stock $22.49 + $9.70 shipping.  In the scheme of things this is a decent price but the shippings getting up there.....Im going to pass.

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Thanks for writing this review. Ended up picking up the album digitally through Bandcamp. Lovely stuff.

Thanks cvac.....hope " A Tide Pool resonates with you  :)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 28, 2016, 06:15:03 AM »
Roland is back with the System 500 analog modular synthesizer!




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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 25, 2016, 06:48:45 AM »
While drift towards Andromeda I picked up this transmission of inter galactic jazz..... 8)

https://soundcloud.com/digitalvoices/patch-24?in=digitalvoices/sets/modular-musings

Patch notes : Plucked sounds come from Mutable Instruments Elements with one channel processed by Clouds and sequence by Rene. High pitch hissing stardust comes from Benjolin filter by Twin Peaks and passed through MN Echophone  and Erbeverb.  Low end rumbles comes from Make Noises Phonogene..... lots of CV from random generators, lfos, gates and triggers.  This is a no hands on patch completely self generated.

Enjoy

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 22, 2016, 06:01:42 AM »
can he be friends with all of us?? :o

I was just in the middle writing back to him and came here....I will ask ;)  He's a very generous being!

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 22, 2016, 05:58:26 AM »
A very good friend of mine wrote these words to me in an email after listening to these modular soundscapes...


I feel you like a galaxy explorer, traveling alone on its spaceship, crossing various dimensions for the first time.


Very poetic.  I'd go further and say you're creating your own universe.

Good words Forrest.  There is a huge sense of discovery involved in this sort of music making and the most amount of immediate learning that seems to exist at the same time.  I feel like I have really not listened to music in the same way as I do when creating on the modular. 

Certainly this is new territory so that can add excitement and stimulate enthusiasm to journey further.

 

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