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by mfny
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

Pretty close to finalizing on this and pulling the trigger in the next 24hrs..

Seems like the Pico III does not have normal midi in ? hence the 0-Coast.. I have a good normal keyboard controller (Novation Impulse 61) for normal keyboard stuff but its midi only.
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by mfny
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

There are zero local stores to try this stuff in, and anything not local would be a 3 hour boat trip or 30 min plane ride away at least. Mate that is a real bummer :( It is but honestly at this point in terms of modular thingys I have narrowed my options right down to the Pico III or the 0-Coast pr...
by mfny
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

Mate if you can, go to a store and try a few things out. I had a very different idea what I wanted then what I got when I started with modular. Im quite happy the way it turned out. Schneidersladen is in Berlin. Funny town to visit. Go there, have a few beers, buy some modules. Perfect weekend in m...
by mfny
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV1 Blackbox So after looking into things more ..these two in particular are looking very interesting right now. From the point of view of someone new to modular and synthesis in general what would be the crucial differences between the...
by mfny
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

So here is a thing with the new Dreadbox Chromatic modules as a base ?

Cre8audio Niftycase
Dreadbox Hysteria VCO
Dreadbox Eudemonia combined VCA,Filter and Mixer

That's all about £350 ish..

Just missing an LFO or two and something like Maths ?
by mfny
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV1 Blackbox So after looking into things more ..these two in particular are looking very interesting right now. From the point of view of someone new to modular and synthesis in general what would be the crucial differences between the...
by mfny
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

Also in terms of the preconfigured/built modular micro system type stuff new options have opened up so its these so far: Erica Synths Pico System III Make Noise O-Coast Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV1 Blackbox Wildcard(because well, its weird as hell but also looks...
by mfny
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

How does this look ? any further things id need or alternatives to what I have here from this retailer(in stock items only) ? Keeping in mind max budget is £600.
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by mfny
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

I would always go with what i like the sound of together with the constraints of how much cash i have to spend. So if the you like the sounds coming out of the 0 Coast that would the one, £300 - £350 secondhand , easy to get, quite often in great condition and hardly used. Secondhand is cheaper and...
by mfny
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

OK fair enough, mfny. If you are shopping at Thomann and really want to go full modular, what about starting with the Doepfer A-100LC3 low cost case? Many, many forum members would disagree with me but personally I didn't find owning a semi modular a good way to start with modular. So in terms of t...
by mfny
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

normal "bread and butter" sounds Not to discourage you if your heart is set on modular, but If you are looking for bread and butter, you would get far better value for your money with something like the Korg Minilogue XDM. I know that might not be what you want to hear though Perhaps that meant not...
by mfny
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

Its my impression that the 0-Coast is very much for the more weird side of modular ? I have not seen much in the way of it being used to make normal "bread and butter" sounds, but I assume it can do this ? The Pico looks a lot less inviting layout wise, but also seems to be much more of a traditiona...
by mfny
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

Update, Ok so for reasons more complicated(and stressful, frustrating) then I have the inclination to explain right now I have to buy from Thomann. They do not sell Cre8audio at all so their case and bundle can not be done sadly. Seemingly the only options there for a starter modular "micro system" ...
by mfny
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

well the bundle itself would give you a case, if not particularly big (84hp), and includes a voice/filter/lfo module and sort of sequencer so you can already create some kind of (even melodic) noises, while taking up 24hp. that leaves you with 60hp for anything else, until/unless you replace the in...
by mfny
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

No soldering is policy of the landlord (local government in this case) due to fire alarm stuff. If it goes off the whole building( 4 floors, 18 apartments) has to clear out and the fire service is automatically summoned. So very serious business indeed. Cant afford to take that chance at all even if...
by mfny
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Re: Starter Setup ?

hi there! first, it depends on what kind of size constitutes a 'starter' setup. some people on here somehow 'started' with 13u 168 hp cases and while I definitely wouldn't consider that to be a regular starting point, some do. there are plenty of very affordable modules out there, so you'd have to ...
by mfny
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starter Setup ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2884

Starter Setup ?

Hi all, Looking for some guidance as to if it would be possible to get a starter modular setup up and running for at or under £600. And if so anyone got any suggested builds ? Retailers to be used would be Andertons and/or Gear4Music in terms of available products and pricing. I have a Master keyboa...

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