We should make all of the basic modules for each big historic brand of modular synths:
Moog, Buchla, Roland, ARP, Serge
We don’t have to necessarily aim for the same exact sound, but stick to the workflow of each system.
This might be a better project to undertake once A4 has come out since we’ll have more options for nodes and normalization, but something to think about…
For Buchla, ARP, and Serge normalization is going to be a real sticking point. Otherwise I think this should be quite possible.
I was thinking about this a bit today. What if you went with the most basic elements necessary for each system, like 3 or 4 modules, that can be utilized together to create unique sounds/tools. You would probably want some distinct graphic theme for each, but I bet it is pretty easy to repurpose so many parts already around. Probably mostly a matter of presenting the appropriate arrangements and interfacing.
Ill take an ARP 2600 plzzz
I think this will be easier in 4 with workflow improvements and cooler knob options - I think we could manage the pin matrix by using faders that have virtual detents in them indicated by LEDs or something, rather than like hundreds of buttons.
It doesn’t necessarily need to be skeuomorphic. I’m here to learn and practice synthesis. I’d hate to get caught up on knob design.
I would like to see a “system” by @stschoen, at some point.