Hey All. I’ve had in my mind for a long time now that I’m interested in building a modular and wanted to get people’s advice/experiences as some input.
I have a very small rack (60hp) that bought kind of on impulse a while ago and have been putting off filling it up because I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing. Considering the small space available, do people have any recommendations for useful modules? I am thinking maybe a good place to start would be with things I could use with my limited hard synths (hydrasynth, microbrute).
I’m thinking of things like Maths or maybe Clouds that I could use to maybe get some interesting sequences and patterns, or sounds out of existing gear, with the intention to upgrade to a bigger rack and introduce something like a Lifeforms or another semi-modular. IDK. Maybe I need to test some builds in VCV first to get an idea of what I’m looking for and what kinds of modules I could use.
Any recommendations would be appreciated, even if your suggestion is that I’m way off base and you would recommend going a completely different direction, or even general advice to help me avoid pitfalls. Advice on getting modules that won’t be useful to me or modules that are important that i might overlook would be great as well.
If it’s helpful to know, my usual workflow includes logic, vst’s (AU’S), my microbrute, and hydrasynth receiving midi from my computer and sending audio back through my interface. I like weird stuff, almost on the verge of bleep bloops and really fucking sounds up and making weird shit.
Thanks in advance if you managed to trudge through this message and feel like responding.