Welcome to Learning Modular: a site for musicians and sonic dabblers alike who want to learn more about modular synthesis. Here you will find my online courses, the book Patch & Tweak, a glossary, and additional useful information.

Training link

Training

my Learning Modular Synthesis online training courses

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Patch & Tweak

the new book I co-wrote on modular synthesis

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Social Media

where to find my latest online posts, videos and articles

Blog Posts

fundamental concepts, show reports, & more

My most in-depth, up-to-date, insider-information posts may be found on my Patreon channel.
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Below are select posts from this web site on fundamental concepts that will hopefully help your modular explorations. This site also contains additional blog posts on trade show reports, excerpts from my courses, and more; click here for the full list.

Choosing Patch Cables

Choosing Patch Cables

When putting together your own modular system, a vital component that’s easy to initially overlook is buying a collection of patch cables to use with it. What should you be looking for when you go cable shopping? Most important is that you need cables with plugs which...

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Your First Filter (or Two)

Your First Filter (or Two)

Filters are one of the most common and useful module types. They typically dampen broad groups of (or, with feedback turned up, accentuate a select few) harmonics to help focus or clarify a sound. The frequency of these harmonics can be swept by a front panel knob or...

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Master Clocks & Reset

Master Clocks & Reset

While putting together a live performance case focused on creating percussion patterns, I ran head-first into a problem that has frustrated many Eurorack users: how to make sure all of your modules agree on where the downbeat is. In this video and article, I sort out what’s going on, and how I fixed it.

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Comparing Amplitude and Balanced Modulation

Comparing Amplitude and Balanced Modulation

Two of the older module designs around are the VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) and the Ring Modulator (sometimes called a Balanced Modulator). Both use the signal from a modulator – usually a VCO – to rapidly alter the volume of a waveform from another VCO (the...

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