Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by pflosi » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:57 pm

Someone manufactures something for cheap: "Price is exactly right here but why do those knobs feel so shitty?"
Someone manufactures something high quality: "LOL I can buy cheapo piece X, Y, and Z for that $."

Buying cheap is buying twice.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Infinity Curve » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:06 pm

Looks cool, but sounds pretty bland.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by moremagic » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:09 pm

pflosi wrote:Someone manufactures something for cheap: "Price is exactly right here but why do those knobs feel so shitty?"
Someone manufactures something high quality: "LOL I can buy cheapo piece X, Y, and Z for that $."

Buying cheap is buying twice.
i havent seen anything on a synth that looks as breakable as their itty bitty joystick
i hope it lasts longer than it looks like
wasnt the stick the 2nd thing to go on most VSes after aftertouch? and that at least looked a little more robust

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Hybrid88 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:08 pm

Infinity Curve wrote:Looks cool, but sounds pretty bland.
Yeah I'd have to agree, beautiful machine no doubt, but sonically doesn't quite do it for my money. :?

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Jabberwalky » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:13 pm

Looks like the designer is over at Gear Cunts answering questions. http://www.gearslutz.com/board/electron ... 2-a-6.html

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Walter Ego » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:41 pm

Hybrid88 wrote:
Infinity Curve wrote:Looks cool, but sounds pretty bland.
Yeah I'd have to agree, beautiful machine no doubt, but sonically doesn't quite do it for my money. :?
It's amazing how people judge a product by a few patches on an online video. Sounds powerful to me, and with a nifty output for each voice individually.

I never trust videos from product specialists or designers. I have nothing against them, they just have different aims. In the hands of an early 80s Roland rep, a JP-6 would probably sound bland and boring.

Cool product, and if the sound and functionality are there, it's worth every penny.
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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by monolith » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:18 am

Jabberwalky wrote:Gear Cunts
Nailed it. :lol:

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Dr. Phibes » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:20 am

Makes you f**k proud to be British that does!

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But seriously, I do quite like the sound of it despite the fact I'm unlikely to encounter one any time soon at that price.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Hybrid88 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:33 am

Walter Ego wrote:
Hybrid88 wrote:
Infinity Curve wrote:Looks cool, but sounds pretty bland.
Yeah I'd have to agree, beautiful machine no doubt, but sonically doesn't quite do it for my money. :?
It's amazing how people judge a product by a few patches on an online video. Sounds powerful to me, and with a nifty output for each voice individually...
I'm talking about tone quality, and yes you can judge that from those demo's.

That tired argument might hold weight if it was a 240p YT video, but it's not. Sure it may not be perfect quality but they're quite good enough to tell between a schmidt and one of these. If you can't I'd suggest a new pair of ears might be in order :lol:
Walter Ego wrote:I never trust videos from product specialists or designers. I have nothing against them, they just have different aims. In the hands of an early 80s Roland rep, a JP-6 would probably sound bland and boring...
True but that's the quality of the programming not the tone of the machine.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by SeventhStar » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:39 am

Infinity Curve wrote:Looks cool, but sounds pretty bland.
It's gotta be a step up from the British made Dark Star, I would think..

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by moremagic » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:41 pm

if were talking british built synths, technically speaking, aint putneys still in production? one every five years or something like that

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Jabberwalky » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:39 pm

Novation is British.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by tomorrowstops » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:07 am

Don't I remember history telling me all the super cool synths of yesteryear were priced as such? Maybe even higher with regards to inflation?

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by monolith » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:31 am

I kind of tuned out once he likened it to a PRS guitar.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by joeboy » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:01 am

I liked what I heard.

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