Saturday, October 20, 2007

Modularus Uber Alles

It's easy to get sucked into the world of the modular synthesizer. I find that unlike the music one makes with many other electric and electronic instruments, one has a very active duel role as listener and creator.

I sometimes drift to sleep having thoughts of wires and dream systems that are often seemingly as close as being just behind the next paycheck...

"I wonder how many Blacet Dark Star Chaos modules is necessary to achieve a full patchable arcade of overkill." I actually think this kind of thing.

Blacet has been a long standing provider of interesting and good sounding modules. Some like the afore mentioned DSC have become discontinued and coveted. Others still in production are compared quite favorably to more expensive competitors.

Cynthia Webster has her well acclaimed Zero Oscillator and Peter Grenader has his PlanB model 15 many of us are still waiting for the new oscillator from Livewire looks really cool. I think 2 of each would probably do the trick.

A lot of people seem to think that designer Mike Brown is underestimating how long it will take to get it into the market.

The same prediction seems to be made about every designer with the exception of Dieter Doepfer he is known to deliver pretty regularly.

On the other end of the spectrum Wiard flies it's freak flag and I love getting weird with them. I do feel that I'm about a hand full of additional modules away from maximum basics.

It's hard not to get dragged in to the bigger is better fantasy. In fact it's almost pointless to avoid it. Modular is mean to be big and complex.