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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2016, 08:41:14 AM »
They are good !!
Hard to believe its not digital  ;D
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« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2016, 08:12:44 PM »
The Benjolin is a very unique module.....most use it for its insane off the richter noise or as commonly referred as "robot farts"....honestly if I had not stumbled upon the work of Severence I would have stayed well away from it.  Which is and interesting point, there is huge amount of info at places like Muffwigglers but the large majority of forum members, or so it seems, are into this noise making so reading reviews about modules can be very misleading. Can be an expensive trial and error....but hey, whoops, Its the wrong module. Oh well just have to buy another one  ::).

My first experience with the Benjolin was like having a mini CS-80, really, it was/is more analog and with a tone that surpassed any analog synths I have owed.....but this is just the beginning, and I dont use it like that though its nice to have.  What it shines at is the way the Severance videos demonstrate as well as creating the most off world soundscapes that teeter on the edge of melody.  I use it in almost every patch.

I hope this modular synth thread encourages the musicians here to look into this format for music making.....it does not have to be a huge investment to get started......ok, screw it, once you start your done for, you will start listening to module videos and get this psychic ability to patch your system through your mind and back out.....its futile to resist ;)
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2016, 08:42:03 PM »
Korg Minilogue - this little synth has really grown on me for its sound and versatility.

I route it into my daw and feed its mono signal into a stereo generator to get some separation and widening.
Then add varying degrees of reverb depending what I'm after.

It's sounding really good !
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2016, 07:27:01 AM »
No, one sequence. But you can record knob movements into the sequence, which makes it special.
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2016, 08:36:04 AM »
Grab the pdf manual from the Korg site.
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2016, 10:29:03 PM »
Really like this performance from Mr. Richard Devine.....a true master, blending all the chaos that modulars can conger up with a solid sense of musicality.

http://vimeo.com/139872178?from=outro-embed

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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2016, 10:58:36 PM »
For the well being of this thread I feel its a good thing to show modular performances rather than a 30 minute tutorial on the Steady State Fate Ultra Random Analog, a module that I have and is an amazing random generator that I am still learning about....watching this would put most people to sleep. 

I hope anyone could come here and hopefully be amazed, curious and fascinated.

As Rex Probe, the man behind STS and the manufacturer of the Serge Modular system once said to me...."the modular synthesizer is an amusement park for electrons".... I feel we are so fortunate today to be able to entertain them because in their joy they give so much back.
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2016, 09:05:36 AM »
Such a good quote, Julio.
It is what I'd call the 'electrical', rather than just electronic, nature of modulars that make them interesting and different.
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2016, 09:06:45 AM »
Really like this performance from Mr. Richard Devine.....a true master, blending all the chaos that modulars can conger up with a solid sense of musicality.

https://vimeo.com/139872178?from=outro-embed

I just can't get beyond all the wires!!!  There is no interface left.   ;)
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2016, 11:56:20 AM »
Really like this performance from Mr. Richard Devine.....a true master, blending all the chaos that modulars can conger up with a solid sense of musicality.

https://vimeo.com/139872178?from=outro-embed

I just "listened" to this with the sound turned off and still enjoyed it.  ;D

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« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2016, 10:22:28 PM »
Really like this performance from Mr. Richard Devine.....a true master, blending all the chaos that modulars can conger up with a solid sense of musicality.

https://vimeo.com/139872178?from=outro-embed

I just can't get beyond all the wires!!!  There is no interface left.   ;)

I know its crazy.....I saw a video recently of a set he did in Europe somewhere with 2 small cases of modules that were patched to create 8 different tracks/songs....no small feat.  The man is a wizard. His early work I remember from around 2004 was pure glitch and although interesting was not my cup of tea but this has evolved so much.

Really like this performance from Mr. Richard Devine.....a true master, blending all the chaos that modulars can conger up with a solid sense of musicality.

https://vimeo.com/139872178?from=outro-embed

I just "listened" to this with the sound turned off and still enjoyed it.  ;D

Scott Im going to give that a view without the sound...the colours and lights are wonderful.

 
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2016, 10:26:52 PM »
Heres the Richard Divine Video I was talking about...

Part one..

Part two.
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2016, 05:35:51 PM »
What does this 500 series lunchbox unit....





Video :http://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/collections/colour?page=2

Have to do with modulars.....this, the eurorack version.  A quick sequence of videos going into it and a more in depth look at the end. Loving this.



















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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2016, 02:30:13 PM »
I go away for a few weeks... and THIS HAPPENS!

Heaven.

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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2016, 10:46:14 PM »
Hi John,

As I recall you have a rack or two of Synthesizer.com.....lets have a look.  We are all about show and tell. ;)
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2016, 06:15:03 AM »
Roland is back with the System 500 analog modular synthesizer!



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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #56 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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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2016, 08:40:16 AM »
Here's my latest module, the Synthesis Technology Morphing Terrarium.



I need to pick up an attenuator now for it.
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Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Reply #58 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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« Reply #59 on: March 18, 2016, 08:41:55 AM »
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.
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