Synth Thoughts: Lessons from the Eurorack Universe

September of 2017 saw me get my first two Eurorack modules. Since then, my system has grown – and I learned a few things along the way. Let’s go over the most important ones.

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Review: MFB Nanozwerg Pro

Being able to assemble everything to your liking is one of the key advantages of modular synths. If your newly assembled wavetable synth gets a ladder filter, a lowpass gate, a six-pole opto-FET design or something else is entirely up to you. With that comes the necessity to do just that. To assemble a simple […]

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Synth Thoughts: Multiple VCAs

This post got motivated by a twitter discussion some time ago: MODULAR QUESTION: @moinlabs @smetoyermusic @DivKid What is the benefit in using a second VCA with, for example, a full synth voice, like a drum module? I see DivKid doing it and he claims to be “further sculpting” the sound by cv’ing it. Like he […]

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Eurorack Filter Comparison

Combining individual building blocks freely is one of the nicest aspects of modular synths. With filters considered one of the key sound shaping components, Eurorack users have the choice among hundreds of different components. Here’s my take on a handful of them.

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