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Reptil 23rd September 2016 11:33 AM

Synths: Less is more?
Hi Éric,
another question about your studio please:
So I read you use 4 keyboards, the sequencer and the modular mainly.
But in the background of pictures, and in videoclips of Evo Devo, I can make out your giant Buchla system.

Now this is something that is discussed on the forum; I'm reorganizing my own humble eurorack, and doubting what to keep and what to get rid of.

Your thoughts please about your instrument choices?
Will too much gear lead to less creative use? How do you manage the giant Buchla? I imagine you know this instrument inside out, that is not the point; But when does a modular system, or any studio setup, become too large, in your opinion? Did you ever reach this point? Is a big system needed for multitimbral voices perhaps?

DeepForest 23rd September 2016 01:38 PM

Ho I see, the giant Buchla system on the picture is not mine, it's Lyonel Bauchet's systeme, I have a much smaller Buchla system, 8 modules, but anyway I see you point. I like to spend time to explore a just few modules at the time, so in a sense you're right less is more, but I switch to performance mode, I like to have as many voices as possible.
My euro Modular is growing faster, I have the Vermona qMi2 midi interface, so I use it to run 4 mono voices, the Cirklon can run 16 cv and 8 gates... that's why I "need" quite a lot of modules to play everything live.

Reptil 23rd September 2016 01:57 PM

Ah, my bad :) Lyonel's music I like very much as well, he does have a grasp on this complex instrument.
So, not too many modules at a time. Got it.

Lyonel 23rd September 2016 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by Reptil (Post 12153620)
Lyonel's music I like very much as well, he does have a grasp on this complex instrument.

Thanks ! cooge