What was your favorite module of 2018?

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Post by anselmi » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:47 pm

Tiptop Forbidden Planet...sick filter!

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Post by spacezignul » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:17 pm

Magneto anyone? Not that good or not many people have it?

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Post by subdo » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:11 pm

I would have to say Marbles too. Of all my modular purchases from 2018 including pre-2018 modules, it truly adds something unique that I would be hard pressed to do in any other way (I was never a turing machine user so the whole shift register random melodies thing is completely new to me).

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Post by mdoudoroff » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:35 pm

Oh, besides Zadar, the other new design from 2018 that really stood out for me was Livestock’s Maze. Strikingly innovative.

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Post by Multi Grooves » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:41 pm

Filter 8 & Maze.
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Post by muffdiver » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:54 pm

2018 modules that ended up in my rack that I love:

XAOC Zadar
NLC Hypster
Intellijel Planar 2
WMD Fracture
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Post by Dogma » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:24 am

Shledge wrote:I think mine is Nerdseq. Easily one of the most advanced sequencers in eurorack.
yeah ill agree with that...nerdseq is just great in every way and will really mature this yeah with the softkey modules and synth cartridges

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Twin Peak resonator

im sure there are others but they really stick out
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Post by LTodd » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:31 am

spacezignul wrote:Magneto anyone? Not that good or not many people have it?
It came out really early in 2018...short attention spans and all. That being said, I love mine. I've been using it to process stereo busses from my DAW as well. Good stuff.

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Post by uniquepersonno2 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:45 am

Magneto and Mimetic Digitalis. Also the Erica Synths Drum Sequencer. All awesome modules! 2018 was a cool year for modular

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Post by lisa » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:12 am

I also have to mention the Blue Lantern Spore Generator. Launched as a Maths rival but it's more of a Befaco Rampage rival. So much convenient control. I use it for envelopes and LFOs all the time. Maths is now only used for melody slew and envelope following in my case.
New modular track with a ton of FM cross modulation and drum synthesis. 🔥


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Post by david_r » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:14 am

lisa wrote:There are many good ones but the best must be Klavis Mixwitch. Mixer/switch/sequencer/etc in a clever, sturdy package for very little money (by Eurorack standards). :party: :nana: :cloud:
One of my 2018 favs for sure! I put together an 84hp skif today and the mixwitch was essential. Needed a 2 channel audio mixer and 2 channel sequential switch. BAM! mixwitch has it covered.

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Post by electricfence » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:36 am

I've really enjoyed the Muxlicer, the 12-hp Permutation, and, honestly, W/ has really opened up my little lunchbox setup.

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Post by kylverstone » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:59 pm

For me, Rene 2, without a doubt! Far deeper than Rene 1, but also much more accessible. I'm still holding on to my v1 though :)

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Post by Hyberus » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:41 pm

If it hadn't been for Angle Grinder I would have plumped for either Marbles or Stages. Luckily they're all wonderful, as I'm spent up . . .
Random is the new maRnod

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Post by johny_gtr » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:07 pm

UI 2018:Zadar (my first menu driven module that doesn't suck)
Top quality 2018 : ER301 - all is top except manual/guide. Even jacks are good. I have not seen these jacks on other modules maybe because of its price.
Most used 2018 Plaits - so many modules in one. Really deep and useful module from MI.

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Post by radin » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:33 pm

Interstellar Space. I haven't even figured out how the radio works but this thing is insane 8-)

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Post by brandnewmath » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:14 pm

Stages. Liked it so much I bought two.

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Post by The Grump » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:41 pm

Graphic VCO (don't care, I just got mine, so it's a 2018 to me.)
Disting mk4 with latest firmware (with all the new features that came out in 2018, might as well be a new module.)

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Post by zerodivide » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:22 pm

Rene 2. Best purchase I've made

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Post by Mattman389 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:50 pm

Magneto or Nerdseq. Sadly I don't have a guitar any more, but in early 2018 I messed around heavily with the reverse delay modes with guitar. Sounds so good.

As for Nerdseq, I have 0 experience with tracker based sequencers and I feel like I'm flying around this thing.

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Post by dooj88 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:12 am

muffdiver wrote:2018 modules that ended up in my rack that I love:

XAOC Zadar
NLC Hypster
Intellijel Planar 2
WMD Fracture
NLC Hypster is the only 2018 module i bought... been too busy mining the past decade's worth of releases to focus on new stuff.

seems like i have to check out zadar, quite a few mentions here. i initially dismissed it an 'not immediate' but i never looked too closely

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Post by redonyellow » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:04 am

QMMG (not a new module) but I remember Luke Abbott playing and thinking what is this QMMG thing he's got there... 4 years later I finally got one, and it is truly awesome.

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Post by suthnear » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:07 pm

If I had to pick one: Xaoc Zadar. It's so good: so powerful yet so easy to use. I've used it extensively in almost every patch I've made since I got it and I haven't even scratched the surface. It offers something you cannot easily get on any other platform. I think if I didn't have a eurorack system it would incline me to get one.

Runners up:
- EricaSynths Graphic VCO: for me, the best digital oscillator in Eurorack. Like Zadar also used a screen and menu system well
- Pittsburgh lifeforms primary oscillator: perhaps my favourite analogue oscillator
- MI Stages: so well thought out and useful

Honourable mentions:
- MI Tides 18: a solid improvement on an already excellent module
- EricaSynths Black Hole DSP 2: a bit hissy but otherwise much better than I thought it was going to be and I thought it was going to be good
- G-Storm Electro 101-VCF: hits me right in the nostalgias

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Post by KöterRanzig » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:34 pm

Most used modules are the Erica Synths Drum Stereo Mixer and the Befaco Output V3, simple workhorses and the only one which are always patched.

But most hyped module for me is the Malekko Quad ENV, really useful for live improvisation, but especially in combination with the 8+ it is really a well paired preset system. :tu:

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Post by yellowecho » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:38 pm

Verbos Multi-Delay Processor.
I honestly don't know what I did without it. The followers are incredibly useful especially alongside the Harmonic Oscillator. I like using the even and odd outputs in the FX loop of Rosie..sounds massive.. and the reverb and shimmer are absolutely killer!

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