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Modular Basics and Newbie How-To Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 12th April 2019
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Modular Basics and Newbie How-To

Per suggestion by @ mutilatedlip If you cool cats can think of anything else that needs to be added to this post, please let me know and I'll get it up here.

Modular system planner: Modular Grid - Plan your modular synthesizer rack on ModularGrid
Forum dedicated to modular: Muff Wiggler - MUFFWIGGLER
Doepfer's website (has a lot of example patches): detour to www.doepfer.de
Synthesizers.com's Site (dealer for Dot Com modules and has a lot of example patches: Synthesizers.com - Analog Modular Synthesizers for Electronic Music by Synthesizers.com
Guide to choosing a system: SOS Guide to Choosing a Modular Synth (This page is nine years old, but mostly still relevant for deciding which format to start with.) - The SOS Guide To Choosing A Modular Synth |

Reputable Dealers:
Perfect Circuit Audio
Detroit Modular
CONTROL Modular
Analogue Haven
Noisebug
Control Voltage
Switched On Austin
Meme Antenna
Juno records

And for DIY...
Thonk - based in UK
Modular Addict
Synth Cube

And my favorite warning:

RED STRIPE DOES NOT ALWAYS GO DOWN. Even if your modules and buses are keyed, pay attention to the markings on the module. Also, sometimes the power cables that you are given are assembled backward.

And remember, you can never have too many VCA's!
Old 12th April 2019
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@ Reptil can we has a sticky?

Old 17th April 2019
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Sure :-)
It's not complete (retailers outside N-America, DIY) but I'll try add some things in the next few days in this post, so you can add it.
New users also please also see here: Mod Picks
Old 4 weeks ago
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I'm repeating myself but just for newbies:

When planning on Modular Grid, keep your eye open to make sure there isn't an odd HP somewhere. It can translate to major headache when finishing your case.

So my friend says...
Old 4 weeks ago
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...oh and keep clear of the Electronic Music Forum. It is anger-inducing.

This is a place of healthy positive debate and some of the guys round these parts have been so incredibly helpful at times I'd have probably given up on modular.
Old 4 weeks ago
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This guy Tuesday Night Machines made a great set of tutorial videos:



Full playlist here: YouTube
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by Derp View Post
Reputable Dealers...
One to add in Europe:

ScheidersLaden

https://www.schneidersladen.de/en/
Old 3 weeks ago
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Lesser-expensive Power Supply option for your case (thanks to @ Derp and others for the tips):

* $85 -- uZeus without WallWart
* $20 -- universal Power Supply from Amazon
* $36 -- two "Silta" Flying-Bus Cables from Frap Tools
Old 3 weeks ago
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Cheapest, descent cases I've found for Tip Top kits ... even with shipping to the states.

https://www.thomann.de/gb/thon_19_koffer_6_he.htm (I have this one)
https://www.thomann.de/gb/thon_19_koffer_12he.htm
https://www.thomann.de/gb/thon_19_koffer_12_he_live.htm

For a US distributor with something similar (I have this one).

https://www.audiopile.net/MXC-008

And for a nice stand for those cases ...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Old 6 days ago
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Some beginning advice in this video for people interested in starting up a 5U modular Also content on the new Noise Engineering 5U modules.

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