My Ae Modular story is pretty short has I only ordered my first system with added modules yesterday... The topograf been the last drop to convince me. However, I've known and considered jumping in since it first came on the error instruments site... I had a fully loaded 12U*19" eurorack system but after couple of years switching everything around I decided to sell all at once... But now with Ae Modular I'll be able to have all and more at once (drum machine, synth, effect box, etc..) and still have it compact and outdoor friendly (which is my main gigs since couple of years).
Anyway, got some waiting to do... Looking forward to make sounds and share them here!
Hello. Michael from stevenage in the UK. I have spent years playing in bands. A brief step into making hip hop some years ago and a lifelong obsessions with boards of Canada and other similar ambient music. I started researching quite heavily how I could make boc style music. Firstly buying a digitone around 2 months ago. I then started exploring modular as a close friend is euro rack crazy. After getting some recommendations I actually stumbled across the aem. I watched a lot of YouTube videos more than once. A lot of videos on the created. After seeing how exited everyone is with the system I jumped in and brought the starter rack 2. I’ve had it for around a month And have filled almost all slots. It is literally the most fun I have ever had making music. (My wife believes it is the most annoying device ever!!) my only problem is I wish I didn’t have to work!! There’s not enough hours in the day!!
Hi I'm Sebastian. I've been working with VCV Rack, processed cassette recordings, and hardware synths for a few years now and finally hit a wall. I sold my all my desktop synths and invested in an AE system. It arrived today(!!!) and I am STOKED.
I've been into experimental electronic music for a while and lately quite a lot into live coding. I really like the modular mindset and I usually play with Supercollider in a modular way.
I have been considering wether to dive into the modular hole for quite a few years. Since I couldn't afford a serious Eurorack system I took the DIY path instead (from scratch, without any kind of electronics knowledge whatsoever) and ended up building all kinds of weird experimental electronic instruments with a friend (wucollective.com/) but never got to build any serious module. I tinkered with CMOS chips and did Lunetta-style thingies, but nothing fancy. It's been a great and fun way to learn about electronics and programming but it didn't satisfy the thirst for a modular synth that I have always had.
Then I heard about the AEM and I started seriously considering getting one. It felt like it would fill all my needs: it's modular, it's small, sounds great, it's affordable and easy to tinker with (so I could apply all I have learned about electronics during this last few years). I finally ordered a Rack2 system that got here a couple hours ago. I have never been so excited about getting any other piece of gear as I am now with my brand new AEM.
I'd like to thank Robert for putting so much effort into this project and for his brilliant contribution to the modular world.
On top of that, the community that is building around it is just as nice, and makes the experience even better. So I'm glad to meet you all, and so happy to become a member. I hope I can contribute, but will have find how
Hey all, Austyn here. I've been dabbling in modular for a little over 2 years now, pretty much only on programs like VCV Rack given the prohibitive pricepoint of a physical eurorack system. I stumbled across AEM when I was looking for a way to spend some money that was burning a hole in my pocket. I spent a few days doing a bit of research and looking into the forum here, and the system and community both seemed awesome, so I took the plunge. Bought the Starter Rack 2 plus a couple of extra modules a day or two ago, and I can't wait to get them in! About me, I did music for a living a few years back, standard band stuff, singing and playing the drums. Since then, I've had to take a more stable job, but modular started to call my name. I've tinkered with it a bit, followed a metric ton of people online who make music with it, and I fell in love. As I said above, tinkered with VCV Rack for a while, and have been on the lookout for a system that could fit in a reasonable budget; enter AEM. Now, just on the patient wait for my system to come in, and in the mean time, troll the forums and learn as much as I can while I wait!