Adam Firegate / Icegate

European electronic musician

Modular

This page is dedicated to one of my obsessions started in 2012 (related to music creating), which is modular synths.

Moog Modular 55
photo by Kimi95

What is a modular synth? It is an electronic instrument, which has specialised modules connected with patch cables. At the same year in 1963 Robert “Bob” Moog (1934-2005) on the East Coast and Don Buchla (1937-) on the West Coast of USA designed the first voltage controlled modulars: Moog Modular 1, 2, 3 and Buchla Series 100. A basic modular contains VCO (voltage controlled oscillator, generates a continous tuned sound), VCF (voltage controlled filter, cuts all frequencies above or below a point) and VCA (voltage controlled amplifier, amplifies signal). A standard patch is VCO->VCF->VCA.

Doepfer A100
photo by Nina Richards

My modular

Currently I’m planning buying my first ever beginner system this year. Can’t wait to have a 3U rack with some modules to start!

adam_eurorack_2013 I’m patching a new big Eurorack in 2013.

Common modular synth formats

Tools

Eurorack distributors

Videos

Modular series with Benge

Buchla Skylab impro

Raul’s synth videos

channel

I dream of wires, modular documentary, 2013

channel

Articles

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