Legowelt's view on modular.

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Legowelt's view on modular.

Post by eggnchips » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:03 pm

Of course I'm not condoning what he's saying, I am merely passing on what I read in his recent interview with RA.


'Have you ever dabbled in modular synthesis?

Absolutely not. For me it's the most boring thing. I have the MS-20 analogue sequencer and the MS-10, but modular synths don't fit in my work flow. They're also really expensive. A guy would have a $5000 modular system and the only sound he makes with it is [makes raspberry noise] sound. Most of the time they're also not polyphonic. I think modular synths are more like a hobby for synthesiser dabblers, you know. I'd rather want to have a good workstation ROMpler, like the Korg Microstation here [points] because you can really use that to make tracks and you can make much more interesting sounds with it also I think. Of course you can buy amazing modules and make them sound really weird but it also doesn't work quickly enough for me because you have to patch the cables and there's no memory.'

http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1576

What do you think chaps?

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Re: Legowelt's view on modular.

Post by oblioblioblio » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:08 pm

being closed minded is usually a pretty safe bet

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Re: Legowelt's view on modular.

Post by tone-def » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:06 am

typical view of someone who doesn't understand synthesizers. give me a ROMpler because i can't make my own sounds!

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Re: Legowelt's view on modular.

Post by ray parry » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:08 am

as he said, they dont fit in his workflow. no biggie.

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Re: Legowelt's view on modular.

Post by steevio » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:21 am

basically the view of someone who doesnt understand modular synthesis and has never tried it.

a totally irrelevant and worthless comment.
why not just keep your mouth shut if you dont have the knowledge ?

'Have you ever dabbled in modular synthesis?'

'No'

edit; and just to add from a raspberry noise dabbler, patch cords are magnitudes of times faster than scrolling through menus once you know what you're doing, and are one of the most loved aspects amongst modular users,
and memories are the last thing you want on a modular synth, you've got the universe's most complex memory system inside your skull, i can reconfigure a patch in seconds, its all just practice and experience.

you dont always want polyphony either when you're making techno, somtimes polyphony actually holds you back because it locks you into that mindset, and if you have more than one VCO you've got the potential for polyphony anyway.

and as far the cost goes, would you say to a concert pianist 'why did you spend £65,000 on that Steinway when you could have gotten a nice little yamaha electric piano that sounds exactly the same AND ITS GOT MEMORY !!!!'

rant over :)

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Re: Legowelt's view on modular.

Post by ray parry » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:23 pm

he wants polyphony though. if you listen to his tracks you will see why.

he may have a slightly outdated view, but he still makes amazing music so whatever works for him is fine.

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Re: Legowelt's view on modular.

Post by steevio » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:46 pm

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Re: Legowelt's view on modular.

Post by Phase Ghost » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:24 pm

This guy has obviously never used a modular or he wouldn't make such a ridiculous statement like "For me it's the most boring thing". Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course. His just happens to be the wrong opinion in this instance.

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