These happy accidents as you named it come from the fact that we all design our own instrument, I think “MODULAR” describe himself.
Can be an error, can be just a whole lot of modulation that modulate another modulation source, random voltages, Euclidean sequencers, all of these parameters can be sent to everything as for sound design or musical sequencing purposes, that’s a whole new way to make music, clearly it’s your own way of making music!
I’m quite new to modular and I didn’t thought about this before going modular.. well does it matter?..
My primary goal when I first really composed electronic was to make people dance, I love violent dance music ahah.
Then I went modular, I was impressed how a little tweak can throw you in an whole new world. The best part in all this is the sound and the interaction with your instrument to produce that sound. You can ear the sound morphing instantly as you turn knobs, and of course it’s instantaneous electrons are traveling at the speed of light right?..
Then, the live capability of modular synth is crazy, because you design your instrument you need to know it perfectly, you know what sound you want? Then of course you know what to do to produce it! Again Euclidean sequencer are crazy I’d love to have an Euclidean circles in my rack, I know that modular is not the only way to go when it comes to these new way of making music, but hell no I’m not playing music with Max or Puredata in front of an audience.
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