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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:57 pm
by pflosi
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.

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:06 pm
by Infinity Curve
Looks cool, but sounds pretty bland.

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:09 pm
by moremagic
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

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:08 pm
by Hybrid88
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. :?

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:13 pm
by Jabberwalky
Looks like the designer is over at Gear Cunts answering questions. http://www.gearslutz.com/board/electron ... 2-a-6.html

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:41 pm
by Walter Ego
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.

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:18 am
by monolith
Jabberwalky wrote:Gear Cunts
Nailed it. :lol:

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

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

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:33 am
by Hybrid88
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.

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:39 am
by SeventhStar
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..

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:41 pm
by moremagic
if were talking british built synths, technically speaking, aint putneys still in production? one every five years or something like that

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:39 pm
by Jabberwalky
Novation is British.

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:07 am
by tomorrowstops
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?

Pro Gear, Pro Attitude.

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:31 am
by monolith
I kind of tuned out once he likened it to a PRS guitar.

Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:01 am
by joeboy
I liked what I heard.