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#2775988 - 04/29/16 05:12 PM the mod squad
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Ok, this article about a cute all-in-one modular synth that can also serve as part of a Eurorack system popped up on my Twitter tl, so I figure now's the time to start a thread for modular synth fans. grin

Introducing SoundMachines' MODULOR114

It would be really cool if some of you who have or previously owned modular synths would post demos here for us to appreciate. New modules catch your attention? Tell us about them, too.

Finally, I almost started this thread over a year ago when I first saw this video, so I figure it should be part of this first post, too:

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#2776004 - 04/29/16 06:00 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Solid!!
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#2776006 - 04/29/16 06:20 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Way too much talking. razz
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#2776073 - 04/30/16 07:50 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: Synthoid]
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^ so noted; here it is going full hypnotoad on your ass:

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#2781917 - 05/30/16 03:28 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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new expansion module for Moog's Mother 32 - it's called Mother's Little Helper: http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2016/0...pansion-module/


Edited by hurricane hugo (05/30/16 03:29 PM)
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#2782875 - 06/03/16 05:40 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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#2782917 - 06/03/16 10:21 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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I always mentally made the connection (pun intended) to switch board operators when playing this back in the eighties:



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#2782939 - 06/04/16 04:45 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Lily's modular synth back in the day. laugh


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#2783017 - 06/04/16 10:59 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: Synthoid]
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I love the potential for amazing tone with modular synthesis.

But I don't know whether it's my age or what, I rarely see demos that are that amazing. Bleeps and bloops, even in polyrhythm, ain't sh*t to my ears.
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#2786046 - 06/20/16 05:01 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: delmar]
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The public library in Lawrence, Kansas, has a modular synth that's free for members to use.

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2016/0...public-library/

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#2786160 - 06/20/16 11:29 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: delmar]
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Originally Posted By: delmar
I don't know whether it's my age or what[...]. Bleeps and bloops, even in polyrhythm, ain't sh*t to my ears.
Huh. That's exactly what they are to mine.
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#2786168 - 06/20/16 12:03 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: delmar]
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Originally Posted By: delmar
I rarely see demos that are that amazing. Bleeps and bloops, even in polyrhythm, ain't sh*t to my ears.


Unless you are listening to carefully multitracked and layered compositions as rendered by Tomita or Carlos or their disciples, modular synthesizers are rarely a spectator sport.

They are for hypnotizing yourself turning knobs and hearing the results. It's an immediate gratification. Since we have addictive tendencies, you start simple and then seek to increase your high by turning more things on. I'll start a drone in the background to play over, now put some rhythmic filter sweep on that, and maybe some reverb on the dripping sounds...

Inevitably you end up with rhythmic bleeps and bloops going. grin
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#2786244 - 06/20/16 07:28 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: mate stubb]
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Originally Posted By: mate stubb
Inevitably you end up with rhythmic bleeps and bloops going. grin


It is called, "Oh! What does this do?"

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#2786310 - 06/21/16 07:56 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: Lindaru]
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#2788025 - 06/29/16 06:23 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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32-waveform synth module that's 3 hp wide.

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2016/0...hp-wide-module/
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#2795549 - 08/11/16 11:33 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Erica Synths is going all vacuum tube on our asses with two new modules - a VCO and a delay/flanger thing.
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#2796144 - 08/14/16 08:05 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Synth mom explains Karplus-Strong synthing:

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#2804775 - 09/17/16 06:59 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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The mod squad bids goodbye to one of the all-time legends, Don Buchla, who passed away on September 14. Here he is, performing a duet with Alessandro Cortini back in 2010:

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#2810327 - 10/21/16 07:13 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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#2810421 - 10/21/16 12:57 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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That looks cool and a nice to work with design.

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#2833302 - 02/04/17 08:35 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: Lindaru]
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bringing it back with a strong new osc module!



a bit more info here:
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2017/0...urorack-module/
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#2836473 - 02/17/17 03:29 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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#2836517 - 02/17/17 07:37 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo


Paul is a real talented guy. I spent many thousands with him when I built my giant MOTM system.
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#2838795 - 02/28/17 03:51 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: mate stubb]
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so in love u don't even know

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#2850642 - 04/20/17 11:10 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Superbooth's up and running - lots of new modules are making their world debuts!

This one's killer - 6 OSCILLATORS:

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#2855805 - 05/17/17 10:15 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Folktek put this out there a month ago, just getting around to it now:

clip 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc8XJ_C8Eg0

clip 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc4-Mqb5xUc

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#2857570 - 05/26/17 05:21 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Interview with Suzanne Ciani, conducted at Moogfest 2017: https://www.fastcompany.com/40424068/ele...-their-machines
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#2899119 - 01/02/18 09:56 AM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Behringer getting into the mod squad game?

https://t.co/uZPjT4NL3U
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#2904283 - 01/23/18 02:35 PM Re: the mod squad [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Delay issues? Strymon's here to save the day!

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