As a change of pace from my Ask.Audio reviews, I’ve started doing videos on modules starting with these handsome devils from Metasonix. Videos make a bit more sense for conveying information about modules because you can see and hear what the module does, rather than relying on descriptions and/or sound clips and putting the two together. These modules have continued to surprise me with all kinds of weirdness since making these videos.
First up is the RK2 XS-VCA, which is not your average VCA.
Next up is the RK3 Ringer/Shaper, which is not really a ring-mod, nor a waveshaper. You’ll just have to watch the video to get a sense of what it’s about.
4MS was kind enough to send me their impressive Spherical Wavetable Navigator for review. The module is quite powerful and sounds amazing, but I’ll admit I did find it a little confusing to navigate the navigator. You can check out my full review here.
Over the years of reviewing modules for Ask.Audio, I’ve accumulated a sizeable archive of diverse recordings. Some of them are even nice to listen to! I decided it would be fun to go back through my experiments and compile a list of my favourites that could fit loosely into the ambient music genre.
Some of these recordings feel like complete songs, while others are more rough with abrupt starts and endings. I hope you enjoy my selected ambient modular experiments!
The open-ended architecture of eurorack synthesizers make them very capable of processing live instruments in all kinds of exciting new ways. However, this open-ended architecture can also be overwhelming for those wanting to get started. With this article from September 2018 I hoped to demystify the concept and offer some ideas for how to get started. I still regularly see people asking about this sort of thing on Reddit and in other forums.