I am a long time ‘in the box’ music maker. Had a Moog subPhatty for a couple years. I’ve been playing with Reaktor for the last few weeks. Got interested in buying a semi modular such as Moog mother or a pittsburgh sv-1, but am now considering just starting with some modules. I ordered a Plaits today to start with and am still looking for a case.
I’ve spent hours playing in vcv rack and modular grid trying to plan out a system but there are so many choices to make. Maybe one of you can advise on where to go next.
I have a Mac and run Logic and Ableton. I have a apogee quartet Audio interface that has no CV capability. I have a Arturia beatstep on the way that I planned to use with reaktor. Seems like it can send some clock and cv. Also have a Arturia drum machine that has CV clock that I hope to clock modules to.
I’d like to build a synth to use for pulsing bass synths and arpeggios for use in productions I’m working on. Would need to feed sequences from Logic and get the audio back in. I used the external instrument plugin to do this with the Moog and it worked well.
I’d also like to have a hardware synth to connect to the drum machine and also pass guitar and other sources to for treatment and live performance. Just something to have fun with that me and the family can enjoy (wife and kids like music gear too). When fully built, would be able to generate some sounds without external sequencer.
In most plans I’ve had these modules:
- Envelope of some kind. Tides or basic adsr.
What other modules should I look into that might pair well? I hope to have a case that has power and some IO built in to leave space in a small 84hp rack. The beatstep should be about provide some sequencing capabilities.
Thanks for your help