What you may ask does an Akai APC 40 Mk2 Ableton controller have to do with modulars...well nothing, but for me it does because each on of those colored soft buttons represents a patch or part of a patch.
I saw Morton Subotnik talking on a video about how he uses Ableton live and a few controllers for his live performance. What this meant was that he could have a small Buchla system and use Ableton to record, process and send back out into the live system while performing.... at least thats my understanding of it. This idea appealed to me to expand the system without adding more modules and use the daw in a live and spontaneous manner. This has completely opened up Live for me in very new way.
I dont use the APC with the computer, that is, it's connected but located as part of the modular system. As a patch evolves its sections are recorded into Live. The patch is dismantled and a new one created as a continuation or the first patch. Then this patch is recorded and spread across the controller. This patch is taken down and a new......you see the pattern. I have 10 channels coming out of the system so technically I can have 10 separate events (not voices) happening simultaneously.
I had wanted to only produce/perform music from the modular with just the modular and its limitations and keep it "alive" and spontaneous as was expressed with the "Modular Musings" thread, so this maybe a compromise if one could call it that but Im hoping the music will be that much more.