The “Eurorack Expansion” Host Rack

The “Eurorack Expansion” Host Rack

The next big “Learning Modular Synthesis” project is Eurorack Expansion. The idea behind it is that you already have a semi-modular synth or a small modular system, and now you’re wondering what to add next. As the saying goes, you need to walk before you can run. I’ve built up a core set of deceptively boring yet essential modules that will make it easier to interface your core system with the fun new modules you’re dying to try out.

Modular NAMM 2017.6: WMD, 4ms, and Make Noise

Modular NAMM 2017.6: WMD, 4ms, and Make Noise

After covering a few lesser-known (in the US) European modular companies in the previous installment, this time around I’m going to cover three of the better known US manufacturers. The themes running through this installment are live performance and sample manipulation.

Make Noise LxD (Low Strike Duo)

Make Noise LxD (Low Strike Duo)

I’ve fallen in love with the Make Noise LxD dual low pass gate (LPG), and wanted to share my love affair with you. The LxD contains two stages: a VCA coupled with a 12dB/octave, slightly resonant low pass filter based on their MMG (Multi Mode Gate), and a VCA coupled...
NAMM 2016: Day 1

NAMM 2016: Day 1

I’m at the NAMM music show in Anaheim California, and thought I’d summarize some conversations and share some quick impressions of a few of the booths I visited on the first day of the show.