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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2016, 08:37:40 AM »
A couple of videos of a favorite module of mine for animation, the Make Noise RxMx plus their fixed filter...its a very unique mixer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0jGFC0FWQshuwkSwc_Y1XPT7TE_LvYC4&v=jXzqw2hNYFA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0jGFC0FWQshuwkSwc_Y1XPT7TE_LvYC4&v=7C-2hKaYmcw
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2016, 09:03:43 AM »
Morton Subotnick interview

I posted this elsewhere in the forum but feel its better suited here

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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2016, 12:19:38 PM »
I know that at least Loren has a surround sound system, so this seems an appropriate place to post this. Mode Recordings has released a series of DVD-A and DVD discs containing all of Subotnick's pieces recorded in quad - which began with Touch. Scroll down to the bottom of the link for links to each release. They also have visual components and interviews.

http://www.moderecords.com/profiles/mortonsubotnick.html

I have all three volumes and they're treasures. Volume 2, with Sidewinder and Until Spring, is a personal favourite but each is exquisite - modular synthesis with detailed spacial control as part of the composition. Highly recommended - and if you search a bit, also found through Amazon.

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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2016, 11:38:28 AM »
Here is a rather not so great photo of my current modular. I'll try to post something better later.

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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2016, 02:48:54 PM »
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2016, 09:02:00 PM »
Here is a rather not so great photo of my current modular. I'll try to post something better later.

The photo looks like it's producing a slightly blurry, slightly askew sound.   ;)

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« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2016, 09:40:24 PM »
Here is a rather not so great photo of my current modular. I'll try to post something better later.

The photo looks like it's producing a slightly blurry, slightly askew sound.   ;)

That's what happens when you record at the speed of light.  ;) ;D
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2016, 06:43:27 AM »
Serge Modules in Eurorack format :)

Quote from Tip Top Audio who seem to be the future manufacturer

Ok fellows, I don't have any front panels to show you yet, but i can share some of the progress we've made on this project:

I have been talking to Serge for sometime now about making the Serge system in eurorack. It all started when I introduce him to our Stackcables, he loved it and said that very few people are aware of how shielded patchcords would enhance modules such as the Serge VCFs, VCAs, Ring Mod, which are already ultra low noise. He continued by saying that with shielded patchords, the modules will
attain studio quality performance. I guess that from that point  it was obvious, we are going to start a new Serge system in the best format in town, eurocrack.

Guinness ftw!

So this is how it's going to work, all modules will be:

1. Original Serge designs

2. Serge color coded jacks

3. Serge original fonts and graphics, work flow

Or in other words; the whole Serge experience.

Those who have/had a Serge know what i'm talking about. This is fun!

For starters, we are looking at making the Smooth and Stepped Generator (SSG) with added randomization, the Dual Slope Generator (DUSG) and the Wilson Analog Delay (WAD).

The fact that we are going to design all these from scratch give us the option to add features, but it is totally up to Serge to decide that. Â It is going to be his system and his ideas.

On the WAD we are working directly with Dave Wilson and hopefully we could figure out how to implement it with available parts.

The whole thing takes a very long time; Serge is a busy man so please be patient. I'm sure it is going to be worth the wait. It's a great joy seeing Serge drawing schematics again, and I will do my best to make it available for all of us to use.




Heres the link to the discussion https://muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=79362&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2016, 08:52:15 AM »
These are some really neat setups.

Slightly off topic: When someone--a friend or acquaintance--steps into your space for the first time, are they awestruck? Or do they think you're completely nuts?

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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2016, 09:20:08 AM »
All computers are in the studio so if I want to show a friend something on the computer got to go to the studio....first time peoples reaction is amusing to complete dismissal of the flashing lights et el...."is that an old patchable telephone operator station" referring to my modular or "what are you going to paint on all those canvas's" referring to the acoustic sound panel hung on the walls.  It is strangers like someone come to do work in the house like a plumber or tiler that I get the "Wow" factor from.  Those friends that say nothing I think feel Im completely nuts and avoid going there and if by some accident I play my music then there suspicions are definitely confirmed  ;D
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2016, 02:19:56 PM »
These are some really neat setups.

Slightly off topic: When someone--a friend or acquaintance--steps into your space for the first time, are they awestruck? Or do they think you're completely nuts?

They already know I'm completely nuts.  :o ;D

It depends upon who they are, if they know nothing about this then I get a lot of wows, but my friends who have known me for a long time are use to it.

Not sure if this pic is any better but here's another view of my modular:


I just posted pics of my current studio in the studio thread so you can see the entire room there.
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2016, 07:11:50 AM »
Looking good....Love distressed finish on the AS cabinet.  8)
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2016, 12:55:28 PM »
This relates to Chris23's question. Your modular looks absolutely amazing... but I'm super impressed with what looks like two patch-cable combs screwed to a 2x4 and stuck on a mic stand. 8) ;D

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« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2016, 02:48:02 PM »
Looking good....Love distressed finish on the AS cabinet.  8)

Well I bought that cabinet used and it came stained black for some reason. I read about how to remove the stain and get it back to the walnut finish so I started to sand it. Then I realized I needed to completely take it apart to go any further, so it was put in storage till I had more time. But then I pulled it out to move all the AS modules to it figuring I would get it back to walnut at some point when I'm feeling less lazy.  ;D

This relates to Chris23's question. Your modular looks absolutely amazing... but I'm super impressed with what looks like two patch-cable combs screwed to a 2x4 and stuck on a mic stand. 8) ;D

That's exactly what it is, I needed something tall for my longer cables, so I took a 2x4 and cut it to the same length as the patch-cable holders, then routed out a hole big enough for the mic stand to fit in and screwed the cable holders to either side. It works pretty well.   :)
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2016, 09:03:21 PM »
A man and his Easel....Charles Cohen. Chuck van Zyl interview.

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« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2016, 11:00:44 PM »
That's exactly what it is, I needed something tall for my longer cables, so I took a 2x4 and cut it to the same length as the patch-cable holders, then routed out a hole big enough for the mic stand to fit in and screwed the cable holders to either side. It works pretty well.   :)

Adjustable height too. Very creative.

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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2016, 09:37:41 AM »
A man and his Easel....Charles Cohen. Chuck van Zyl interview.

Nice !  Some great comments.
Thanks for posting this Julio.
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2016, 10:26:05 AM »
That's exactly what it is, I needed something tall for my longer cables, so I took a 2x4 and cut it to the same length as the patch-cable holders, then routed out a hole big enough for the mic stand to fit in and screwed the cable holders to either side. It works pretty well.   :)

Adjustable height too. Very creative.

I've got a third cable holder now, so I think I need to get a 4x4 so I can have all three on there.  ;D Actually I will probably just end up attaching it to the front of the table for shorter cables.
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2016, 04:59:56 PM »
A few pieces from around the web.....Bryan Noll's work is rather special, very soft, sensual and very musical.....a somewhat modest kit to boot for euroracks.  Like most things, in the hands of a master you dont need so much.

http://vimeo.com/153947277

https://vimeo.com/137445865


And another...Severance, who Im a fan of and who is able to bridge the gap between experiment and melodic.





It was because of this work I got the Epoch Benjolin Module.....a natural at mayhem but so beautiful when you start to tame it.
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2016, 01:08:39 AM »
I'm totally digging these Benjolin drones!