Originally Posted by shaft9000
The trouble with the Ultimate Modular is that unless you build the modules yourself and are an electronics wizard, $50,000 isn't going to be anywhere near enough money to claim the title. You would need some very expensive modules in order to make it The King: Bode shifters, sequencers, filterbanks, thru-zero oscillators, waveshapers, a small city of differentiated AND duplicate filters, unusual VCA's and VCO's.
Good luck topping Hans Zimmer or T.O.N.T.O. w/ less than a half million greenbacks. That would be quite a feat there!
as i said earlier i think adding some modular synths to an already functioning music lab is a worthy thing (even some nord modulars or as said NL2X's) but "building the best biggest modular synth ever" just seems kind of arbitrary.. i don't see it gaining anything for your school but momentary prestige on matrixsynth and the envy of a handful of people who even know what a modular synth is...
also, i think "biggest" doesn't have anything to do with "best". just look at a decent buchla or well appointed euro rack system or modcan or serge...
plenty of people have a good head start on you. Ursa Major Recording Studio http://www.gearslutz.com/board/elect...-setups-4.html Gear Porn thread - pics of your slutty setups