Thank you for checking out my first little steps :-).
My approach was routing the 2 osc/d oscillators and the vco into the polamix where I can mix and match the 3 signal into a nice drone. Another output of the vco is sidechained into the Lowpass SV filter which gets modulated the 2 lfos which this gives me a nice evolving solid lowend. The output of the sv filter goes into channel 1 of the Mixer 4-4.
One output of the Polamix goes into channel 2 of the Mixer while the second one goes into the delay module.
The output of the delay is routed into channel 3 of the Mixer.
The output of the mixer goes through the multi fx to add some stereo space, and this stereo goes into the zoom recorder.
Eventually it's a matter of twisting the different knobs and fading signals in and out of the mix, creating the atmosphere that sounds nice.
I haven't touched the sequencer yet or any of the other modules. Next steps are the envelopes and noise to try to build some percussive elements.
Listening to the two AE compilations, confirms that the AE modular is very much open ended, it's the operator who decides the result not the machine.
This holiday period has been good fun, I have spent a lot of time reading the manual pages of the different modules and watching a lot of the excellent demo videos by admin to get a better understanding of the different ins an outs of the modules.
I watched also some of the video jams by slowscape and handtapeloop, these slow evolving soundscapes are right up my alley, it's actually one video by handtapeloop that sold me to an aemodular
Aside of that I have spent a lot of time sculpting different sounds and experimenting with with the creating more complex patches. Good thing I ordered an extra set of cables . Every time I am pleasantly surprised by the big sounds this little box can produce. I followed Robert's advice that you can't break anything by patching, this really gives you the state of mind to experiment without hesitation.
I recorded a small EP with 3 pieces each recorded as one take improvisations onto my ZOOM and mastered on the laptop.