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Modular Synth Basics! Cases, power, modules, CV?! Come in :)
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Author Modular Synth Basics! Cases, power, modules, CV?! Come in :)
flx
Hello fellow wigglers and wigglers-to-be It's peanut butter jelly time!

I started a video series some time ago, focusing on basic concepts of (Eurorack) Modular Synthesizers. My goal was to produce short videos, around 3 minutes in length, that quickly give the viewer a fundamental understanding of the topics covered. After that, the viewer can look for more specific knowledge at the other great resources online, for example the in-depth module demos of Raul's World of Synths and ben_hex/DivKid and of course the many threads in this very community.

Also, make sure to create an account on modulargrid.net, to easily plan your modular synth and get a basic overview of space requirements and power consumption. Please also check the modules' manuals before you commit to buying them, because while the information on modulargrid is solid, there is no guarantee that it's correct, especially for power requirements.

If there is something you'd like me to cover, let me know and I'll see what I can do. Also, feel free to post your questions and comments about the videos and their contents smile

w00t Here's a link to the updated playlist with all the videos: w00t
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_al-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf _

... scroll below the videos for even more links.


And here are the videos embedded:

#01: What's a modular synth?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9tMFyKxbrI&index=11&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_a l-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#02: CV, Gate, Triggers & MIDI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TcHzHhjzs8&index=11&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_a l-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#03: How to start with modular synths?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0ltu37toDc&index=11&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_a l-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#04: A simple synth voice patch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ0M9b4mRNc&index=11&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_a l-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#05: Attenuators, Polarizers & Offsets (and a little bit about AC/DC coupling)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtKO84CW6kU&index=11&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_a l-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#06: How to power a Eurorack System

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEHFsXvQqU8&index=11&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_a l-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#07: Blind Panels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeAX-ITE6UA&index=11&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_a l-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#08: Multiples

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FyiLDCk974&index=11&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_a l-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#09: linear & exponential

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXS1v2CQLOY&index=11&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_a l-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#10: Clocks & Sequencers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoeo8mK_zsE&index=11&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_a l-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#11: Self-playing synth voice patch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqwkZG67EH4&index=11&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_ al-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#12: Envelopes & Function Generators

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBTiaGG6T6A&index=12&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_ al-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#13: VCAs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADkrJyADoXE&index=13&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_ al-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#14: Logic Modules

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRrTjYS69XU&index=14&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_ al-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#15: The cheap way into Eurorack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvu1ZCR5Iy8&index=15&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_ al-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#16: Know your Waveforms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nuxXM9QQPA&index=16&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_ al-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf_

#17: Switches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e-dKVHWrgM&list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_al-r_90xY iuiz-3N8HZyf_&index=17


Links to resources:

"Modular Synth Basics" Video Series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_al-r_90xYiuiz-3N8HZyf _
"A Patch From Scratch" Video Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_ZDNkkchkYaa64czV85Tq PG
My Modular Synth Demos Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa9Em_H8Xs_a2PhTBp4A-
Raul's World of Synths Modular Demos: https://www.youtube.com/user/raulsworldofsynths
DivKid's Modular Demos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1zIiKvJIi7aYl2N68pWF8g
Plan your Modular here: http://modulargrid.net
My Modular Synth DIY Case story: http://nightmachines.tv/diycase
Free Online Modular Synth: http://www.patchwork-synth.com/
Dcramer
Excellent job and good timing as there have been requests for exactly this!
I beg you could do an amazing video detailing the power connection issues most new users face when starting in Eurorack. thumbs up
flx
Dcramer wrote:
Excellent job and good timing as there have been requests for exactly this!
I beg you could do an amazing video detailing the power connection issues most new users face when starting in Eurorack. thumbs up


Thanks smile What exactly do you mean by power connection issues? Things like the red stripe on the ribbon cables, +5V adapters and bus board types (boards vs flying)?
setupsetup
cool ! already shared it with friends starting to get into modular !
ben_hex
Really good mate, well done. I'm in the planning stages of pretty much this exactly. The more the merrier obviously, keep 'em coming and hopefully we can all inspire some more newbies. thumbs up
jezav
Great job - thanks!
noahleg
Thanks for this!
flx
Thanks for the great feedback so far and for sharing the videos! I'm writing scripts for new episodes right now, so stay tuned smile
Mercutio
Great job !


But rise the level of your synth...
Tronman
Very professional! Looking forward to watching the rest of the series.
ddoyen
very well done. i wish this was around when I started up!
flx
Thanks smile

Just posted part #05: Attenuators, Polarizers & Offsets (and a little bit about AC/DV coupling)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtKO84CW6kU
flx
Aaaand here's part six: How to power a Eurorack System, as requested by Dcramer
Dcramer wrote:
Excellent job and good timing as there have been requests for exactly this!
I beg you could do an amazing video detailing the power connection issues most new users face when starting in Eurorack. thumbs up


I hope I didn't miss anything smile



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEHFsXvQqU8
Nervejammer
Great work - thnx SlayerBadger!
JosefK
this is really helpful. I started a couple months ago and wish this was around when I started. Btw, I think an episode on syncing clock/midi with a DAW would be helpful. Going through the multiple options would be great. This might take more than three minutes if you wanna break down the expert sleepers modules.

thanks and look forward to more.
flx
JosefK wrote:
this is really helpful. I started a couple months ago and wish this was around when I started. Btw, I think an episode on syncing clock/midi with a DAW would be helpful. Going through the multiple options would be great. This might take more than three minutes if you wanna break down the expert sleepers modules.

thanks and look forward to more.


That's a good idea. I don't use a computer in my setup so I haven't got any first-hand experience with the ES modules yet, but I'll put that on my to do list.
ronaldroy
Great vids. Gut gemacht!
flx
ronaldroy wrote:
Great vids. Gut gemacht!

Dankeschön Mr. Green


Here's a new short one: #07 Blind Panels screaming goo yo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeAX-ITE6UA
ben_hex
Great stuff mate, going through everything. Impressive and really useful for newbies.
flx
... and because the last one was so short and only half-serious, here's another video:

#08: Multiples

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FyiLDCk974

I'm happy to discuss the videos and their contents by the way. What I talk about is of course based on my personal experience/view on things and might differ from your's. If that's the case also feel free to tell me smile The modular universe is so huge that we can't all know everything and I don't pretend I do.
unit113
these are excellent - thanks for taking the time to do them. great timing too, as i'm researching the basics and planning my first system right now!
Dcramer
Power video is spot on! w00t
revoltcrews
wonderful - smooth - precise - enjoyable - thanks!
TheEngineer
These are great! This is truly an awesome community of wigglers. Keep up the great work!
flx
Okay, this one has been a little tricky. Let me know if I got everything (close to) right wink

#09: linear & exponential

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXS1v2CQLOY
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