I wanted to give you an update on my modular journey in case you’re wondering where I’ve wandered off to. I’d like to be able to say that I went on a 2 month long patch creating bender and I’ve emerged a modular master. But the truth is that after […]

Molten Modular 08 – Update on the Eurorack journey so ...

installing modules
I’ve chosen my first batch of modules. They’ve arrived and it’s time to plug them into the case and see if they work. This is the first time I’ve ever installed any Eurorack modules, so it’s all very exciting. So check out the video below to see what modules I’ve […]

Molten Modular 07 – Installing my first row of modules

Choosing your first modules
Right, this is it, no more stalling, no more talking about concepts or gateway options. We’re here, this is it, I’ve got the case and power supply all prepared. Now what the heck do I put in it? Of course it could be argued that this is the sort of […]

Molten Modular 06 – Choosing your first modules

Installing the PSU into the Eurorack case
I’ve got my case and I’ve got my power supply and all I have to do is put it together and I’m ready for my first modules. So this is a quick video of me installing the PSU and talking about the choices and how it all works.

Molten Modular 05 – Installing the case and power supply

Choosing a Eurorack case 2
Right, modular then, we’re going to need a case. This is undoubtedly the first barrier we hit on our road to modular loveliness. It can be a bit mind-boggling but before we can start using modules we’re going to need a Eurorack case to put them in and a power […]

Molten Modular 04 – Choosing your Eurorack case and power ...

Softube Modular running on a Surface Pro 4
I know what you’re thinking – why mess about with software if you’re about to buy into a completely hardware concept? For one very simple reason – a reality check. Up until now we’ve had a very romantic notion of modular. It looks so cool and so inviting and we […]

Molten Modular 03 – Wetting your feet with Softube Modular

In this episode I’m going to demonstrate why I believe semi-modular to be the gateway drug to modular proper. I know, I know, we’re poised on the cliff of synthesis wanting to dive in perfectly ready to make costly mistakes – I’ve been poised there for about a year. However, […]

Molten Modular 02 – Semi-Modular as a gateway to Modular ...

Synthfest 2016 Buchla
So you’ve moved beyond the inquisitive into a desire to get involved in this world of modular. Assuming you’ve thought about your approach (check out my last article on that), have a vague idea of what you’re trying to achieve then we can begin looking at the reality of modular […]

Where do you start with modular?

A man playing a modular
As Donald Trump becomes President of the USA I felt I wanted to reflect on how his plan to make America great again could do well to follow the example of the recent transformation of synthesis. Just like the American dream, synthesis had become bloated and creatively corrupt. The three […]

Making synthesis great again