I'm going to jump onto this thread and ask for some considerations.
I have several semi-modular synths - I started getting into them when Plankton Electronics put their Ants! on Kickstarter. I thought for that cost and the fact it came with the ability to also be controlled via MIDI it would be a good starting point to see if I liked it. Since then, I've picked up a Grendel Grenadier RA-9, a Hydronium, a Microvolt 3900, an Erebus v3, a Quadrantrid Swarm, and a 0-Coast. For sequencing I have an Orb, Crazy8, KeyStep, and two SQ-1s (plus some of those units have their own built-in sequencers). I also grabbed a couple of effects I can link in - the Dreadbox Komorebi and Plankton Electronics Spice. (I also have some Volcas I sometimes mix into this as well...)
I recently grabbed a Nifty Bundle - I liked what Cellz could do and well while Chipz didn't necessarily excite me per se, I thought it seemed a decent thing to be thrown in. I'm looking at what should be next... I don't feel like I need any more oscillators or filters per se. I still intend for my primary synths to be my semi-modulars. With 60hp remaining, I feel like it should be devoted to utilities of various sorts I can use, maybe another sequencer if something is really interesting. The only sound source that has caught my attention is the oscillator in the chromatic series from Dreadbox and Intellijel's Plonk for some percussive stuff.
What would be some recommendations? Here's what's been on my mind so far:
- 1-2 Switches from DPW (to change paths of audio or CV/gate pairs),
- clock dividers or multipliers and is there a recommendation to which direction to go - multipliers better? or dividers better? Or if you you think this way, go multipliers, if this way dividers...
- maybe a sequencer that offers ratcheting built-in
Besides the general recommendations, if you have specific ideas of modules that would be cool because they make a great complement to something I have, I'd love to hear it. I already have plans to get a second Nifty case at some point (maybe a second bundle as Cellz is darn cool) and that I would fill up with the Chromatic series (as they look interesting in how they approach things and are very affordable.)
Thanks in advance for your thoughtful and informative options.