Eurorack could also be recognized for its addictiveness, however some synth lovers undergo simply as a lot for tyranny of selection. This tutorial cures each that and Buchla Music Easel envy.
The Music Easel, should you don’t realize it, is a stupendous instrument – a lunchbox stuffed with seemingly limitless prospects. And you may even get a brand-spanking new rendition of the 1973 authentic, with the Buchla name badge (or their present incarnation).
However though that instrument is understood for its all-in-one design, there’s motive to suppose Eurorack as an possibility – higher flexibility, decrease value, every by a major margin.
Or to place it one other means, it’s an effective way to grasp completely different module decisions with out getting overwhelmed. And that’s the place this video from Mylar Melodies is available in:
It’s a fairly good rundown of the Music Easel itself (which means a helpful explainer there), because it begins with the actual factor. Then, aware of limitations, it walks by a urged system with associated options, plus make sounds and sequence your concepts, too.
Additionally, there’s a giant supporting star within the type of Arturia’s low-cost MicroFreak, so this offers you a style for what that instrument is able to – and the way you would possibly join it, analog fashion.
(I’m additionally tempted to attempt some of these things in VCV Rack and different laptop software program – and the MicroFreak nonetheless holds potential.)
Amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, sequencing, and a techno jam – all bases coated!
Mylar Melodies guarantees extra on this collection.
It’s the primary in a brand new “urged methods” idea collection I’ve been brewing for some months – utilizing a small 62HP Intellijel Palette eurorack case to make examples of targeted, purpose-driven modular rigs after which demo and clarify them on digicam. Eg. “Generative melody system”, “subtractive semi-modular synth expander”, “self taking part in drone machine”, and in the beginning “Buchla Music Easel-inspired synth”.
It’s based mostly on the infinite variety of “the place do I begin” posts the place individuals are getting misplaced on this format as they’re paralysed by selection – so it’ll give some a lot wanted tangible serving solutions (far smaller than off the shelf methods, besides the Erica Synths Pico), and it’s additionally a approach to talk about primary modular ideas in a type that’s truly clear and digestible – which I simply don’t suppose you are able to do when you will have an enormous modular on digicam. And mores the purpose, I don’t need to glorify having an enormous rig, full cease – I feel it’s much better total to glorify having a tiny one. In order that’s what this goals to do.
Look ahead to extra on this collection – it’s an important concept!
PS, you may try the Intellijel cases and power and accessories used on this collection: