Sunday, February 26, 2017

Modular Synthesizer for Beginners: how to build up a System


Published on Feb 26, 2017 studentsmusic

"Not everybody has endless cash credit - especially the younger ones. How can you begin to start with Modular Sythesizers on a well planned basis, without too high risks of overload and frustration? Here are some answers."

Couple of EMS SYNTHIs in the background.

Update:

Modular Synthesizer: for beginners - Part II: how does it sound

Published on Feb 27, 2017

"So how does the minus 1000$ System for beginners sound?
Mainstream and experimental - two approaches."

modular synthesizer for beginners part III: the deeper meaning of waveforms

Published on Feb 27, 2017

"look behind the surface of what you are doing with your modular. One option: analyse and visualize waveforms and modulations - in the end you might gain a much deeper understanding of what you are doing and whcih effects it has on you than just being technical or musing...

Errata: shoud=should
Chaldni=Chladni

Sorry - everything just improvised without text or rehearsal of course.."

Modular synthesizer for beginners - Part IV: sequences and rhythm - anything goes

Published on Mar 1, 2017

"After finishing your little budget system and having fun with strange sounds, you may want to use it for techno, sequencer, chillout, performance...here are some surprising features of our minus 1000$ system"

Modular synthesizer for beginners - Part V: fill up your system, don´t get blinded

Published on Mar 3, 2017 studentsmusic

"Empty 'starter' rack cases provoke massive beginners-moneyburn. Don´t step into the technology competition trap. Stay reasonable and better create real art with small modulars without caring about mainstream."

Modular Synth for beginners - Part VI: synaesthetical composition

Published on Mar 5, 2017 studentsmusic

"Excerpt. Improvised. No Keyboard used - only beginners Doepfer Patches . Along with synaesthetic live-vjing. Use Headphones (cursor centered to not get lost) and take care of extreme sonic/visual content. Referring to explanations in Videos I-V.

Audio tech details: Focusrite 24Bit/96Khz recording, Cubase 9, Izotope Nektar/Vocal Synth and Softube Reverb at a few places added. Ozone 7 Mastering, Apogee Dithering."

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