Is the ms20 mini a good entry point into modular synthesis?

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Re: Is the ms20 mini a good entry point into modular synthes

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:15 pm

Meatball, I'm kind of saddened that you feel this way about me.
Geez Marc, you got it all wrong buddy!!!

I was making light of someone describing you as c**tish.

I wasn't agreeing with him, bro!!!

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Re: Is the ms20 mini a good entry point into modular synthes

Post by Bitexion » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:29 pm

I'd like to polish your Arp, Marc.

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Re: Is the ms20 mini a good entry point into modular synthes

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:58 am

When I get a house, I'm going to have all of you guys over to my house, and I'm going to make you pizza.

THEN you'll be sorry.

I mean, not because of the pizza... because it'll be really delicious.

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Re: Is the ms20 mini a good entry point into modular synthes

Post by genshi » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:32 pm

I agree with Marc, if you want to get into Modular, get modules... but it sounds like the OP is getting the MS-20 mini anyway, which is a great synth, so do what I did and get the Doepfer Dark Time to sequence it! It's fun and it will at least get you started with learning about CV. Then you can graduate to a modular system later.

There are a couple of great videos of the Dark Time with the MS-20 mini; I did one as well but it's not very good, but this one from Audio Central Magazine will give you an idea of what can be done -


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Re: Is the ms20 mini a good entry point into modular synthes

Post by shaft9000 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:16 pm

also, don't underestimate modulars for processing audio.

i highly recommend getting a phaser and a delay for that thing as your first purchases...add a a sequencer and/or LFO and you're in hyperspace
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Re: Is the ms20 mini a good entry point into modular synthes

Post by calaverasgrande » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:28 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:When I get a house, I'm going to have all of you guys over to my house, and I'm going to make you pizza.

THEN you'll be sorry.

I mean, not because of the pizza... because it'll be really delicious.

Love,

Your favorite c**t,

Marc
best not to take pizza's name in vain!
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Re: Is the ms20 mini a good entry point into modular synthes

Post by bluntedcircuit » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:34 am

genshi wrote:Doepfer Dark Time


Mmm, I'm sold on this being the next purchase. Ha might be a few months before I can do it but that is perfect looking not only in function but my current space constraints

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Re: Is the ms20 mini a good entry point into modular synthes

Post by genshi » Sat May 17, 2014 7:41 pm

bluntedcircuit wrote:
genshi wrote:Doepfer Dark Time


Mmm, I'm sold on this being the next purchase. Ha might be a few months before I can do it but that is perfect looking not only in function but my current space constraints
It's a really great combo, you won't be disappointed. Here is a short excerpt I did with the Dark Time sequencing the MS-20 mini and clocking the Korg Volca Beats -


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