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:
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.
I just recently bought all the series you have on this site right now after getting convinced by the quality of the free sample lessons you offer by subscribing to the mailing list. I have watched about 5 of the videos by now, and I just wanted to tell you I am very pleased with the detail and the explanations of your lessons. They really give the insight and boost for someone who has some experience in digital music production but now wants to get into it deeper, creating own sounds instead of starting from preset patches etc. I am really enjoying the videos and learning a lot. (made the switch from reason to ableton)