Newb looking for 'Patching for dummies' kind of thing

Anything modular synth related that is not format specific.

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Post by komprezzor » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:07 am

Awsome list!!

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Post by nickodemus » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:07 am

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Post by cbfishes » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:32 pm

Babaluma wrote: if you're really hard core you'll hunt down a copy of allen strange's "electronic music: systems, techniques, controls" which is by far the best text i have ever come across dealing with modular synthesis. if you can't find an old hard copy you can download a .pdf from the publishers for about $15 here:

https://ebooks.primisonline.com/cgi/sho ... 0390684635
x2 for Strange's "Electronic Music: Systems etc"– a fantastic book that is really helping expand my mind in terms of how to play a modular synthesizer. Great stuff!

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Post by peanut » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:13 pm

cbfishes wrote:
Babaluma wrote: if you're really hard core you'll hunt down a copy of allen strange's "electronic music: systems, techniques, controls" which is by far the best text i have ever come across dealing with modular synthesis. if you can't find an old hard copy you can download a .pdf from the publishers for about $15 here:

https://ebooks.primisonline.com/cgi/sho ... 0390684635
x2 for Strange's "Electronic Music: Systems etc"– a fantastic book that is really helping expand my mind in terms of how to play a modular synthesizer. Great stuff!
I'm a relative noob and whole heartedly agree here. I have several years experience "patching" and programming soft synths, but Strange's book is a must have resource that will really force you to wrap your head around programming concepts. And it's the kind of stuff that you are encouraged to put into practice. I found a copy at my local library.

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Post by peanut » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:20 pm

And as someone who can attest to great writing, as well as great teaching, there are many many resources on modular synthesis that can be found quite easily, but not all succeed in making the information understandable/readable in an instructive way. Strange's primer is written extremely well, though you may need to take it slow. I would also recommend sound on sound's series on synthesis which can be found archived on their website. I'm sure someone has mentioned it already. If you don't already own a modular, get practice in with a soft synth that emulates the modular structure. Get a copy of Reaktor!

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Post by GZHN27 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:28 am

great list!!

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Post by Spaceship Commander » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:39 am

nice, thank you verry much for the list :)

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Post by snevlida14 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:32 pm

Awesome

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Post by dune » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:14 pm

Great links in there. Thank you.

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Post by Jesse8n » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:15 pm

Great stuff here, thanks a lot

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Post by Cej » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:38 am

Awesome! Thanks!

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Patching DON'Ts?

Post by slehar » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:35 am

I know you shouldn't plug outputs into outputs, but just out of curiosity, is it guaranteed to fizzle one or both modules instantaneously? Or is it only sometimes depending on circumstances? Is there a "three second rule"? How often do people do it by mistake and get away with it?

Also can I plug a VCO's output signal back into its own CV in jack? Will the positive feedback make it explode?

Perhaps the manufacturers should color-code the patch jacks to immediately distinguish inputs from outputs.
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Post by Dcramer » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:20 am

Hey Slehar, here's a link to a vid in which I do just that: patch an Osc into itself :tu:



Usually we don't want to patch into inputs, but I think most modules have some level of protection :hmm:

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Post by slehar » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:18 am

Wow that is awesome! I will have to try that! Good idea to patch it through a mixer first, so you can ramp up the amplitude slowly in case things get ugly. Thanks!
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Post by TRA81769 » Thu May 12, 2016 3:03 am

:yay:
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Post by englishhaze » Sun May 15, 2016 10:37 am

Thanks for the info.

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Post by romboy » Thu May 26, 2016 6:38 am

very useful info, thanks!

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Post by jntndcrty » Sun May 29, 2016 6:36 am

this thread is good stuff

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Post by danielbollweg » Tue May 31, 2016 9:06 am

very helpful, glad i found this forum!
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Post by maxchiller » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:46 pm

As a noob to the synth world this really eased my mind. Gracias!

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Post by SuburbanKillings » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:02 pm

Nice list!

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Post by Format32 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:33 pm

very helpful.. Even though some of the content might be outdated, it's still useful.

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Post by Supermammal » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:03 am

Thanks for the list

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