When did you realize you were a modular aficionado?

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When did you realize you were a modular aficionado?

Post by 3hands » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:34 pm

For me, it was being able to spell Doepfer without needing to look it up before I hit post.

What made you feel like you belonged in the community?
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Post by Chopper » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:43 pm

When I pm'd for Maths.

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Post by cptnal » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:44 am

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Post by lisa » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:02 am

When I’d read about every readily available module perhaps? :)

No, I’m not really a modular aficionado. They are just tools to me and I like many other tools too.
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Post by Pelsea » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:48 am

1968, some time in the spring. The University of Iowa installed some Moog modules in the electronic music lab and brought them out for a concert. I was an undergrad, not allowed to use the studio, but some friendly TAs were happy to show me around. I had to write a paper for advanced music theory, so i designed a synthesizer. The teacher-- Rob Schallenberg-- was not impressed and gave me a B.
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Post by yaongi~ » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:02 pm

When I saw a picture of a wall of analogue systems modules about twenty years ago. Which is still on their website.

That's when I felt I belonged but I didn't buy modules until this year, so maybe I'm not yet an aficionado.

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Re: When did you realize you were a modular aficionado?

Post by Snuggs » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:14 pm

3hands wrote:For me, it was being able to spell Doepfer without needing to look it up before I hit post.

What made you feel like you belonged in the community?
Haha definitely a rite of passage. I still have a hell of a time spelling Doepfer so I'm not quite there yet.

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Post by Parnelli » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:31 pm

As the definition of aficionado is someone who is both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a subject I'd have to consider myself just a nado, not being knowledgeable enough to be aficio and all... but it all began one day while I was stoned wandering through a cave filled with small furry animals gathered together and grooving...

I was enraptured. :hail:

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Post by Dave Peck » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:52 pm

I first heard Carlos' Switched On Bach around 1969 or 1970 when I was nine or ten and got fascinated with the sounds and the idea of how new sounds could be made.

Then in 1972 at the age of 12 I got my hands on an Arp 2600 for several months (I didn't own it) and went through the entire owner's manual trying everything it was explaining and the whole process of analog synthesis just clicked. Right around the same time I started seeing pictures of huge modulars like Emerson's Moog and Townshend's Arp 2500 and started to realize the vast potential of the process of using synthesizers to make new sounds and new types of music. I bought my first synth soon after that at the age of 13 in 1973.

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Post by mookmoof » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:58 pm

When I started telling it "goodnight"

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Post by Joe. » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:25 am

I can draw Doepfer modules from memory.

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Post by jorg » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:49 pm

Pelsea wrote:1968...
1968, when Switched On Bach came out. I was a little kid, and it changed my life forever.

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Re: When did you realize you were a modular aficionado?

Post by naught101 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:40 pm

Snuggs wrote:
3hands wrote:For me, it was being able to spell Doepfer without needing to look it up before I hit post.
Haha definitely a rite of passage. I still have a hell of a time spelling Doepfer so I'm not quite there yet.
Surely the real turning point is when you learn how to pronounce Cwejman?

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Post by Reese P. Dubin » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:51 pm

Even after 20 years of synth noodling, going all the way back to hyperreal (before pictures of synths on the internet) I didnt feel like a real head until I sold my Synton Fenix, just cuz I felt like it at the moment six years ago. Having always wondered what it was like to part with a unit with a legendary reputation, I found out that it is great and someone else gets to enjoy it.

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Post by jorg » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 pm

Parnelli wrote:...I was stoned wandering through a cave filled with small furry animals gathered together and grooving... :hail:
Are you a Pict?

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Post by powertran » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:04 pm

When I put two oscillators through an XOR gate.

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Post by Parnelli » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:16 pm

jorg wrote:
Parnelli wrote:...I was stoned wandering through a cave filled with small furry animals gathered together and grooving... :hail:
Are you a Pict?
Negative, but I've been working on the accent for years now!

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Post by Blairio » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:02 pm

When I bought my first 'source of uncertainty' set (Doepfer A-149-1 and A149-2), and figured out how to use them.

Still have them today.

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Post by Blairio » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:05 pm

Parnelli wrote:
jorg wrote:
Parnelli wrote:...I was stoned wandering through a cave filled with small furry animals gathered together and grooving... :hail:
Are you a Pict?
Negative, but I've been working on the accent for years now!

I canna doit!
"Ah cannae dae-it!"

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Post by MindMachine » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:39 am

Still trying.
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Post by InsectInPixel » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:39 pm

Probably when this happened Image
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Post by Parnelli » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:45 pm

Blairio wrote:
Parnelli wrote:
jorg wrote:
Parnelli wrote:...I was stoned wandering through a cave filled with small furry animals gathered together and grooving... :hail:
Are you a Pict?
Negative, but I've been working on the accent for years now!

I canna doit!
"Ah cannae dae-it!"

Blair (a pict)
Thanks, I'll work on it! :tu:

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Post by yellowecho » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:49 pm

I asked Dan Green of 4MS a question about polyrhythms at a workshop once... it's been downhill ever since.

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Post by zengomi » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:25 pm

For me, the gelling occurred with the first thing I made with my first purchase, a 2014 Pittsburgh Modular set of basic modules in a 90HP case.

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