good way to start modular?

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Re: good way to start modular?

Post by novielo » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:10 pm

chamomileshark wrote:When I was thinking about a modular I was thinking about several things;

2. Price bracket
3. Number of companies in that format. If I was going to take a while to build a system you probably need for there to be more than one company, just in case they stop for some reason.

There is a modular forum at http://www.modularsynth.net/index.php
and that brought you to a wiard 300 series???
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Re: good way to start modular?

Post by chamomileshark » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:31 am

well yes. I had the Blacet modular first. So that was reasonable cost, small modular with lots of other companies in that format. I'd joined the e-mail list and seen what customers were saying.

as for the Wiard, it was in my price bracket at the time. I was buying a complete system in one go and I'd had conversations with Grant, kept and eye on the Wiard e-mail list to make an assessment.

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Re: good way to start modular?

Post by novielo » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:46 am

i understand how you made it now, and i can't deny, from what i've heard that wiard sounds very, i mean, very good. plus, i think they are the most inspiring looking.
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Re: good way to start modular?

Post by voltage » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:02 pm

I love the Doepfer range.

http://www.doepfer.de/home.htm

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Re: good way to start modular?

Post by Henfield » Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:46 am

I like the doepfer range as well for the module prices and number of modules offered. Their case prices are a little on the high side. I also haven't heard any glowing reviews of their oscillators or filters either, but I have my moog gear to handle those chores, I mainly need a VCA, Envelope Generators, LFO's, Sequencer , and MIDI/CV modules to start with.

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Re: good way to start modular?

Post by Suburban Bather » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:16 am

chamomileshark wrote:There is a modular forum at http://www.modularsynth.net/index.php
Another modular forum here as well, with cats http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/


I love my 22space .com system. I've never used any other modular systems(unless you count Moogerfoogers), so I can't give any comparisons. It sounds great to my ears though and V/Oct. and 1/4 inch jacks makes it perfect for interfacing with my Moogerfoogers :D

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Re: good way to start modular?

Post by Henfield » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:16 pm

Actually, after looking through the .com stuff, that would probably fit my initial bill the best, as it does offer a low cost option to start (power supply and rack frame for only $160, I already have two or thee empty rack cases around for mounting), inexpensive modules, and uses 1/4" jacks which makes it easier to patch with my Moogerfoogers.

If I need a few more exotic modules in the future, I can always pick up a Doepfer minicase and get some euro modules.

Thanks for the links to the modular and muff's page. I had thought about building a power supply, until I read Muff's post!

If I did have the money, that kraftzwerg setup is hard to beat for functionality and sound, especially after hearing some Synth II demos!

Thanks again for the topic and the responses

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Re: good way to start modular?

Post by novielo » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:19 pm

i was also looking for the .com in first place. but i didn't go that way because shipping would have been 15$ more every month +75$ more for the delivery of the case and power supply.that would have change the price from 1440$ to 1695$ and the exchange is going down again for us (canada) and from what i can see it will continue to go down, so it would be even expensive. i went for a mfb kraftzwerg, great little beast, everything and more (3 osc) then the .com for 899$ can. but i think i buy some modules from them to complement the mfb, but no the whole rig.
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