What do you do once you've built your modular?

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Post by VinceL » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:18 pm

If you don't have a cat, get a cat.

If you already have a cat, get another cat.
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Re: What do you do once you've built your modular?

Post by thispoison » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:20 pm

Mefistophelees wrote:It's been a great journey but it's over. I am at the destination. What do I do now???
Isn't the answer in the question? You've enjoyed the journey, so it's now time to change the destination. And enjoy the next journey?

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Post by ActionMaxVA » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:27 pm

numan7 wrote:being modular means you can keep re-arranging your layouts, rotating new and old modules into and out of your system however and whenever you wish.

i find it that it is very nice to be able to use one layout for a few weeks, record some sounds, re-arrange the system for another few weeks, record some more sounds, then go back to the way i had things previously, etc.

sometimes, though, i think it's equally nice to not record anything (and just listen and watch).

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Post by chamomileshark » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:24 am

I don't quite understand this..I started making music with my modular when I had three modules - I didn't even have a VCO because that wasn't in stock, but I found that modular LFOs go into the audio.

I stopped building several years ago.
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Post by AronB » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:48 am

wavecircle wrote:Make several "west coast maths" videos and become a professional youtuber.
Exactly! :tu:

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Post by gonkulator » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:23 pm

The stated journey is completely arbitrary and irrelevant. That's a bit nasty, but true. Case size is arbitrary, and the goal of completing it is irrelevant to having a modular, which is to make noise/sound/music.
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Post by richard » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:30 pm

get a hammer

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Post by stk » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:43 pm

The two posts previous to this one are all the truth you need in this thread.

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Post by Mark11Audio » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:41 am

VinceL wrote:If you don't have a cat, get a cat.

If you already have a cat, get another cat.
Best - Answer - EVER !!! :yay: :yay: :yay: :banana: :banana: :banana:

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Post by duluthdack » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:28 am

Throw yourself into isolation with a hardware recording device and your modular. I suggest a cabin in the woods. NO TV OR INTERNET OR CELLPHONE. Just a landline for emergencies(electrical shock/starvation?)....I guess bring some food and water and drugs and a cat....

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Post by meatbeatz » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:20 am

file down all of the parts into tiny shavings and begin eating.

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Post by Smais » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:34 am

try to buy back all the things you had to sell and the people you had to betray to build it

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Post by Funky40 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:45 pm

...so much LOLs, awesome !
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wavecircle wrote:Make several "west coast maths" videos and become a professional youtuber.
:lol:

........or become a professional Muff Wiggler....... :lol:


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Post by sitarman » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:15 pm

Finished?
Simple.....
Give it to me!

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Post by Anor » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:37 pm

Dcramer wrote:Build a controller skiff :tu:
I LOL'd because this is exactly what I'm doing at the moment.

I would say also to learn all of your modules inside out! You may discover that you can do more with less, get rid of some modules, then resume building...

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Post by Mefistophelees » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:20 pm

Some truly excellent answers here :sb:

I was kind of joking but I've spent that long planning and building it, that it seems like the end of an era.
I don't quite understand this..I started making music with my modular when I had three modules
I had slowed right down playing music while building it that I haven't completed a track in quite some time. I'm not quite sure why but I know I'm not the only person to experience this.

So back to making music for me. :bananaguitar:
Yes, make music with it! Record albums, do live performances, post audio to Soundcloud and video to YouTube/Vimeo etc etc
I've wanted to record an album for a long time, and do videos...
Sounds like it's time to change format.
I've no more room left!
60U of Euro is quite big.
........or become a professional Muff Wiggler....... lol
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If you don't have a cat, get a cat.

If you already have a cat, get another cat.
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Post by Barlov » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:11 pm

Throw a shit at it.

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Re: What do you do once you've built your modular?

Post by Pelsea » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:47 pm

Finish those DIYs
Calibrate the VCOs
Hunt down and fix that little bit of noise
Reorganize your patchcords
Rearrange the workspace to get a bit of room
Fix the DIYs
Hunt down and fix that littler bit of noise
Build another case that fits in that bit of room
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Post by lisa » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:34 am

supergregg wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:04 pm
Sounds like it's time to change format.
Yeah, or to downsize. :roll:
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