Post by NightMachines on Jan 20, 2019 18:30:32 GMT
That would certainly work fine, but it’s very basic and unspectacular for tinkering. Wavefolders are also usually most interesting when processing “dull” waveforms like triangle waves or sines, which I don’t think you get from the oscillators you chose.
I’d recommend to get a filter (Nyle is very versatile) and some less normal modules, like LOGIC or 3VCSwitch. Otherwise you just got your typical monophonic synth voice which you probably know inside out already from working with other synths.
When I was working out what I wanted, I did a quick comparison of the modules that interested me, plus all of the parts that I would need to make it a "system". I then compared that with how much it would cost if I bought a pre-configured system and added anything that wasn't included. I found that I made quite a saving by buying a two-case system and adding a few modules. My point being that if you haven't done that yet, I do recommend it.
As you say that you want to tinker, I would agree with NightMachines, you should add some filters and the addition to a pre-configured system would be the excellent NYLE filter - I really love that one, especially when routed with one or two of the WASP ones. Now you get one WASP and one SV. Also, the LOGIC module combined with both the TRIQ164 (included in the pre-configured system) and the SEQ16. Although I use an extenal sequencer, these are fantastic modulation sources, especially when combined with an LFO through a LOGIC module, for example.
I didn't add effects as I use my pedal farm externally. I also didn't buy a headphone amp (HPAMP) and I am thinking about this for easy noodling and quick experimentation. The effects would give a much better experience, although I am wondering if I could just use the SPRINGREVERB as a send/return to some external effects rather than the spring tank.
Certainly, I would recommend the two-case starter, not least because there are a lot of extra modules that I want to add, which is driving me to a third case. The fun:price ratio is fantastic.
Post by thetechnobear on Jan 20, 2019 20:25:19 GMT
the 'complete systems' do represent quite a saving ...so price this up carefully before you rule them out (also id personally would go for a 2-row case, they are a really nice size - not sure if Robert does an 'upgrade' to switch a 1-row starter , to a 2-row case?)
this is a good selection... and to be honest theres no right choice, and its easy to just keep adding
Id be tempted to add the new SVF or the WASP (which does have a nice character), this will give you 2 complete voices, if you wish, but also good for layering...
MASTER (and MIDI) : sequencing with midi - this is what I do, and really like doing it this way, but bare in mind its monophonic.. MIXER: Id replaced this with a 4ATT/MIX , this you can use to mix, but also to attenuate - more flexible. DELAY : effects... inboard/outboard - the advantage of in the rack, is you can modulate them - or in the case of the delay , you can 'abuse' it
Id echo others, the thing to be careful of is to include some things that are a bit different, (especially if you already have some other conventional synths)
(if you want to 'drop things' in favour of others... Id personally put ? against wavefolder and delay, they are great, but perhaps 'optional' if you need to swap out)
in this vain...there are some 'fun modules' - NOISE and S&H modules can add something different, as you can add 'randomness' to different places in your patches. - LOGIC and DIVIDER are quite specific to modular, great with something like the VCSwitch , but can also be used to combine with midi gate and lfo (e.g. midi gate-> divider -> then AND with LFO -> ENV)
then there are "boring" (aka utility, or overlooked ) module - 2ATT, this has an inverted, look at the last challenge and you can see how I used it to crossfade between 2 audio sources. - HP AMP - great if you want to go portable - SIGNAL AMP - this is one I've neglected (dont have yet) , but its often useful to boost signals after filtering... and add a contact mic for some extra fun
(Ive not got the LPG , but that is also a bit different.... you could probably almost get west coast with harsh oscillator sounds->wavefolder -> LPG)
to be clear, Im not saying you should get everything ... rather highlighting why some of these 'less obvious' modules are in the 'starter rack', and id not worry about having something that you 'dont know why its there'.... thats part of the fun, you'll soon find interesting uses for them all....
we are all learning, thats why we started the patch challenges, so we could together explore different ways of using AE modular, and combining things in unexpected ways
Post by thetechnobear on Jan 20, 2019 21:21:06 GMT
wrong choice, nah - its obvious you know what your doing
DIVIDER divider I most often use as a kind of counter (but there are plenty of other uses) , eg imagine you a midi sequence coming in, so it fires a gate... which you use to trig one envelope/vca to let one oscillator sound.
ok, what you could do is , send that gate to the divider, and take the /2 out to and envelope/vca to let through your other oscillator. now, every other note you'll hear both oscillators
(its also really useful dividing clock signals ... bare in mind midi clock is very fast, usually you use BEATSTEP to slow it down to reasonable tempo.)
LOGIC use an LFO to sound a note periodically, but not if you are playing a note via midi
in practice i tend to do something a bit more subtle e.g. modulating timbre (so filters etc)....
but for sure, you have plenty to explore with what you have on your list