Modular software & programmingMaxMSP, Reaktor, Pure Data, Jeskola BUZZ, and other modular programs. Any questions relating to these programs (patching, favorite ensembles) should be posted in this forum.
Tbh, I'm just starting out with this..haven't touched it since I downloaded it..opened it a few times , but never really spent any serious time on it..but I'm jumping into it now and see what I can do with it.
its pretty killer man,been messing with it for a bit.man its something else.you will see.
Yeah..think I'm beginning to. Was farting around with that Gate thingy for a few hours late last night..didn't really record anything, but..boy..was it fun! Got some really interesting sounds going with it.
I feel this is going to be one of those "lifetime to master" things, though..in a good way. Like you port over what you know from using synths and apply it to the rack system, but you need to kinda think in a different way to get where you want to go..obviously.
There's been a lot of fumbling around to see "what dose this thing do if I plug this in there" kinda of thing..but it's coming together..slowly..I think. I kinda get now why folks get hooked on the whole euro-rack thing.
Besides that this software somehow makes people forget they're actually just moving the mouse around, it also sounds amazing!
Try for example Vessek (VA OSC), or Trummor (Drum Voice) from Vult (basically everything from Vult is ace!) or the MI modules or the Befaco stuff.
Slightly off topic, but still related..I see music producer / software developer Björn Arlt, of [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register] fame, is currently working on a VST modular synth called ModulAir. For anyone who hasn't heard of Björn before, the guy has a long and respected history, when it comes to making VSTs and has in the past taken part in the KVR challenge, ModulAir isn't released yet, but the demo vid looks and sounds promising. One to keep an eye on I think.
As you can see, it lacks patch cables, but still seems to capture the basic essence of a modular system very well. Not sure though if this will be offered free, like most of his other programs. But, if his past offerings are anything to go by, then this should be worth grabbing when it comes out.