Friday, October 5, 2012


One would think that agitated arpeggios,   shards of glassy noise,  and pummeling globs of low frequency dissonance would be enough to discourage anyone from discovering the joys of modular synthesis,  but quite the opposite is true.  Inhabitants of this particular world relish those sounds and more.  As a member of this tribe,  I also feel the lure of new machinery,  bigger powered cabinets,  and higher electrical bills.  With all this in mind I present my newest bit of sonic undoing,  the Monorocket M6104 2.1A.  At a whopping $200 price increase and only 28 hp additional space than its nearest Monorocket relative ,  it seems a tad over-priced,  yet it's well-built  and versatile when it comes to voltage variety.  Thankfully,  it's the modules one puts in this box that really count,  and thus far I've created quite the beast. Stuff like the Make Noise Brains/Pressure Points combo,  Intellijel Rubicon VCO,   Metasonix R-54 VCO/VCF,  Blue Lantern Asteroid Operator VCF/VCA,  Delptronics LDB drum module,  Flame FX-6 Multi Effect Module,  Doepfer A-149-1 RCV, Doepfer A-140 ADSR, and Doepfer A-143-3 Quad LFO all make for  peripatetic sound generation,  modulation,  and experimentation. BTW,  there is room in this cage for more aural terror.

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