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.
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 […]Read more "Review: MFB Nanozwerg Pro"
This is a tricky one. Do I like it, or rather not? I’m not so sure. To find out why that is, you’ll have to read on.Read more "Review: Makenoise René Mk.2"
Superbooth 2019 is over, and with it came lots of new modules, from prototypes and POC devices to those available immediately. I always take a look at what Doepfer, the mother of all Eurorack, has to offer. So let’s have a look at the new additions that were shown there, most of which are available […]Read more "Synth Thoughts: Dieter’s Diet (Doepfer 2019 Modules Overview)"
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In a clickbait-free version: for multiples, the Hosa Hopscotch is the cheapest version. Sometimes by a margin. If you want details – then you’ve fallen for the bait.
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 […]Read more "Synth Thoughts: Multiple VCAs"
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.Read more "Eurorack Filter Comparison"