I’m just starting my journey into Eurorack.
Having messed around with Ableton Live, Push and various budget hardware synths like the Microbrute, Volca series, Electribe 2, Circuit and Pocket Operators for a couple of years, I hit a financial rough patch and ended up selling everything but Live and Push.
At that point, I thought that focusing my attention on learning Ableton Live inside out - along with some music theory - was not such a bad idea.
Then, earlier this year, I unexpectantly won a Dreadbox Nyx, complete with all those tantalising patch points.
Since then, I’ve been lurking on various forums and FB groups, gleaning what info I can about Eurorack and working out how the hell I can fund this hobby without my family going hungry. I’m a self-employed designer, therefore cashflow can be somewhat unpredictable.
Meanwhile, the Nyx was getting lonely so I picked up a bargain Doepfer Dark Energy II.
I was recently unsuccessful in my attempt to leave Sheffield’s SynthFest empty-handed. I’m now building a Radio Music kit from Music Thing Modular.
Oh, yeah. Then there’s that KOMA Elektronik Field Kit FX campaign on Kickstarter.
It’s a slippery slope. I’m thinking that a more lucrative career might be required!