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  • Dreaming of Modular?

    I have a passing interest in modular synths but can't commit the $$ to taking up the hobby and figure this is the next best thing. So I'm pretty excited about the new app Modular being released this week for IOS from Pulse Code Inc that gives everyday folks an opportunity to build and play a Eurorack modular synth.
    http://www.pulsecodeinc.com/modular.html
    Nice intro tutorial from Tim Webb here.
    http://discchord.com/blog/2013/9/6/t...o-modular.html
    https://soundcloud.com/steve-raizen
    https://www.facebook.com/FrozenLonesome

  • #2
    Have you tried Audulus for iPad? It's a modular synth, but it does not have the typical UI as does the "Modular" app, i.e.-no graphical image of a typical looking module with standard jacks & knobs. There are many modules that can be chosen, and I don't believe that there are in in app purchases required to use them all either.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audu...570012270?mt=8

    I have not tried it on iPad as my iPad 1 can't run it, but I have it on my Mac and it's pretty cool. But it looks like it would be awesome on an iPad.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ho66it View Post
      Have you tried Audulus for iPad? It's a modular synth, but it does not have the typical UI as does the "Modular" app, i.e.-no graphical image of a typical looking module with standard jacks & knobs. There are many modules that can be chosen, and I don't believe that there are in in app purchases required to use them all either.

      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audu...570012270?mt=8

      I have not tried it on iPad as my iPad 1 can't run it, but I have it on my Mac and it's pretty cool. But it looks like it would be awesome on an iPad.
      I have it and it runs fine on my iPad 3 but to be honest I find it a lot of work to get out the sounds I want. The interface is a bit finicky and a little to deep for me. I have used it a bit in the FX slot with Audiobus. Modular looks more straightforward. Apparently, the Modular IAP is $5 for a lifetime of modules. I have paid way more for apps I have discarded after a few uses. Lots of free modules to start so we will see once it is released. The funny thing is that I still get excited about new apps but have more synth apps than I will ever use.... But I am trying to be a bit more judicious in my purchases.
      https://soundcloud.com/steve-raizen
      https://www.facebook.com/FrozenLonesome

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Frozen Lonesome View Post
        The funny thing is that I still get excited about new apps but have more synth apps than I will ever use.... But I am trying to be a bit more judicious in my purchases.
        +1!!! :

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        • #5
          Modular has been released today. Very cool, but I had to watch Tim from Dischord tutorial a few time until I made a six OSC patch. Great deal as far as I'm concerned. Free to try (recommended for iPad 3 and up but I read it does work on iPad2). Lots of free modules with premium ones costing $ each or currently intro offer of $5 for a lifetime bundle.

          http://discchord.com/blog/2013/9/12/...-released.html

          If you have an iPad, this is a no-brainer app. Go get it now!
          https://soundcloud.com/steve-raizen
          https://www.facebook.com/FrozenLonesome

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          • #6
            I caught the "Virtual Modular" bug and eventually got myself a Nord Modular. This is after going through most VM plugins like Arturial Modular V, Tassman, KarmaFX, Reaktor, Vaz Modular. They all have their points of interest but I think the Nord stuff is still unique. If you haven't already you should check out the G2 demo. There is a semi-unlocked version available here. Aside from that I enjoyed the Ampere and Modular X user modules in Reaktor and for Max 6 the BEAP library and Modular Clippings in the "Sound Design" section of this site. I think learning how to patch something in a modular way really helps you not use presets by forcing you to build stuff from scratch.
            Makrotulpa - SKON - Blog - Soundcloud

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            • #7
              Nord Modular is the best of all the virtual modulars but i always dreaming a real analog modular in my studio :biggrin:

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              • #8
                I have a http://synthesizers.com modular - the bottom cabinet in the photo. My top cabinet is my "dreaming for 2014-2016". I've had it for about a decade - I love it. At the time Euro wasn't the de facto standard that it is now. If you don't mind the tiny formfactor of Euro - yes - go that direction. If you like Moog style - and giant knobs and plent of space to see and work... (and have a large area to put it!) go with MU format - and synthesizers.com has a wonderful "entry" system (whcih is what I started with) where you pay monthly over a year and get new shipments almost every month. Note- this was built with http://modulargrid.net - and there's even a beta version where you can actaully play patches.

                As far as virtual modulars - I'm not the expert here - and plenty of you are. :-)




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