Hey all, just a quick post to register my official interest in building a modular system of my very own. This came up as a response to a really cool interview with the producer “Flood” here:
In the interview, he talks about a philosophy which embodies the inability to save patches, forcing the user to commit to a particular sound once it’s recorded. While I wouldn’t want to go purely in this direction for my own work (patch management absolutely has its place in my workflow), it would be cool to have a system that is purely tactile where I would simply record things that happened and was free from the clutter and worry of saving things.
I’ve already gotten some great advice on Twitter about where to start, so I will share those here in case other beginners happen to find this post. Here they are:
Synth Design Software
- Synthinvent by Synthesizers.com lets you build a “.com” format synth using currently available modules. It gives you a graphical, drag-and-drop presentation, pricing for your system, and it auto-calculates power supply requirements.
- Doepfer also hosts their own synth designing software in either a Java or Excel spreadsheet version from their website. Just click on “Products” and you’ll see a link to it on the page.
- Last but not least there is the Eurorack Modular Synth Planner.