Need advice : new modular synth for ambient

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Need advice : new modular synth for ambient

Post by rafyc » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:17 pm

Hello

I need advice before getting my future new modular system.
I already have some synth : Moog voyager , Vermona perfourmer II and prophet6

I wouldike some modules to complete my actual gear for ambient sounds.
Not so much drones but dreamy atmospheric sounds.
Some stereo panning effect glitches percussion.
ARP sounds ...
I also have a stereo recorder for ambient nature sounds that I would like to use to make things with modules.

Here is the ones that I have targeted.

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Do you think that some are overlapping ?

Thanks a lot for your advice

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Re: Need advice : new modular synth for ambient

Post by Agawell » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:16 pm

you will need a bigger case - the praga is over the edge

also please post a link to the rack instead of a picture - it's much easier to critique builds when you can tell what all the modules are - I can't tell what at least 3 are - this is reasonably common - as there are thousands of modules available - and mouse over/click through information is really handy

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Re: Need advice : new modular synth for ambient

Post by Ceres » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:01 pm

Looks like you need a lot more modulation sources to me. You have a lot of modules asking for CV but not many CV sources. I would just take it slow and buy a few critical pieces at a time and you will know what you are missing when you want to do something and you realize you need another module to help you do that.
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Re: Need advice : new modular synth for ambient

Post by rafyc » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:48 am

Agawell wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:16 pm
you will need a bigger case - the praga is over the edge

also please post a link to the rack instead of a picture - it's much easier to critique builds when you can tell what all the modules are - I can't tell what at least 3 are - this is reasonably common - as there are thousands of modules available - and mouse over/click through information is really handy
Hi Agawell and thanks for your answer.
You're right here is the link
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/1123474
Ceres wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:01 pm
Looks like you need a lot more modulation sources to me. You have a lot of modules asking for CV but not many CV sources. I would just take it slow and buy a few critical pieces at a time and you will know what you are missing when you want to do something and you realize you need another module to help you do that.
Hi Ceres thanks for the advice.
What do you think of Tides by MI for more CV sources ?
Everybody talks about Math but I'm not sure. Quite tricky to handle isn't it ?

Yes start with few is a good things. Witch would you recommend ? Maybe more effects like mimeophon, xpan plaits for other type of vco ?

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Re: Need advice : new modular synth for ambient

Post by pelang » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:14 am

rafyc wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:48 am

What do you think of Tides by MI for more CV sources ?
have a look at MI stages. 6 LFo's, Sample and hold, delays, sequencer etc....( I have both, tides and stages but i would go for stages.)

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Re: Need advice : new modular synth for ambient

Post by pelang » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:23 am

What I would do:
remove: PNW, o&c, Plonk, Peaks, mimephon, x-pan
add: magneto(instant ambient, looper, delay, pitch shifter, lo-fi...) + stages (utilities)

play with it and go from there...

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Re: Need advice : new modular synth for ambient

Post by Agawell » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:08 pm

that sounds like a plan

get the biggest case and the fewest modules (a sound source, a sound modifier, a modulation source, a way to play it and a way to listen to it plus maybe a few utiltities)

Maths is brilliant (see illustrated manual for details), but then so is stages (the answer is both, eventually)

learn your modules and then buy what you are missing

get a disting mk4 it will help show you what you need

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