Good Morning Muff Wigglers,
I am Dhvanit and am the Co founder and CEO at ModularAnalog. It is really nice to see everyone’s interest and feedback about our Synths. Thank you all.
I know our modular synths seem peculiar and slightly unorthodox but that has been our goal for very specific reasons. We do have Eurorack compatible modules coming out early 2018 and a lot of our modules are still under wraps. Rest be assured we have strong design and modular synth knowledge which has not surfaced yet in our initial modules releasing in India.
Apologies for not being part of this discussion earlier on but I am going to try my best to address each of your comments.
Our prototypes were designed in 5U format but in our documentation we mention 9inches for simplification. Our market ready products roll out in September and will be in 5U and 3U sizes. Both modules will support the Eurorack rail mounting mechanism.
For our international products that release in the first quarter of 2018 we will be adhering to the Eurorack format to the T.
There was a question on our VCA… we use the LM13700 op-amp. Our VCAs have gone through a few iterations during the prototyping phase.
Yes, we use 3.5 mono pin patch cables.
These are really difficult to come by in India and the imported ones are quite expensive. We get ours custom made from a local manufacturer.
The LED patch cords are used specifically for gates and triggers and are made in house by ModularAnalog.
Comment on “Budget Minded” … our response would be exactly! @Robscorch is right, Breaking into the Indian market is not easy. We have a steep uphill climb on first educating the market and then making modular synths affordable. Once the Modular Synth market in India is more mature and proven… the more expensive alternatives from us or other vendors will make sense.
“Each module tells a story” … we loved this comment and were glad that @Ranix was able to see the modules in the light they were created. Thanks @Ranix!
Smoke and Mirrors! No, none of that. It may seem like that because of the lack of information and technical specifications on the website. We are working hard to get more information and clarity out there. We struggled with budgets and the website development early on. We now have engaged a professional agency to manage our content and marketing media. Changes will be seen before September.
Thanks Dave, Yes, we are a brick-and-mortar company and are based out of Mumbai in India. ModularAnalog is one of the group companies under a larger umbrella. Selling Modular Synth in India is going to be difficult task in itself for various reasons…. It’s important that being India’s first modular Synth company we have a strong presence to give our customers confidence on product delivery and after sales service.
SoundCloud will be refreshed soon! Sorry for the clipping samples
@Vortico is spot on! All our prototypes are hand made, drilled in house and slightly off measure.
Once again, we regret we couldn’t have the videos and information up on the site. We were rushed due to a soft launch at one of India’s biggest trade shows for Pro Audio Equipmenthttp://www.palmexpo.in
But we are working on this and like we said, a much better and detailed website should be out before our products role out to market in September.
We are open to suggestions and questions and constructive feedback that will help us in anyway. Feel free to drop us an email at email@example.com