In other words – how do you integrate control voltage into and out of your computer? Can you control your modular from your DAW, and can you modulate your software with your hardware? Can you? Of course! How do you do it? Well that’s a little bit more complicated. For […]

Molten Modular 09 – DC coupling, CV and DAW control ...

Norwich Synth Meet
Last night, in a quirky Norwich pub, gathered a handful of synth-heads for the inaugural Norwich Synthesizer Group Meet. Organised by Bill Cerebral and hosted by The Birdcage in the trendy Lanes area of Norwich, we plugged in our synths and had an unexpectedly enjoyable time. By that I don’t […]

Norwich Synth Meet

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
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 ...