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Post by anselmi »

Tiptop Forbidden Planet...sick filter!
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Post by spacezignul »

Magneto anyone? Not that good or not many people have it?
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Post by subdo »

I would have to say Marbles too. Of all my modular purchases from 2018 including pre-2018 modules, it truly adds something unique that I would be hard pressed to do in any other way (I was never a turing machine user so the whole shift register random melodies thing is completely new to me).
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Post by mdoudoroff »

Oh, besides Zadar, the other new design from 2018 that really stood out for me was Livestock’s Maze. Strikingly innovative.
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Post by Multi Grooves »

Filter 8 & Maze.
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Post by muffdiver »

2018 modules that ended up in my rack that I love:

XAOC Zadar
NLC Hypster
Intellijel Planar 2
WMD Fracture
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Post by Dogma »

Shledge wrote:I think mine is Nerdseq. Easily one of the most advanced sequencers in eurorack.
yeah ill agree with that...nerdseq is just great in every way and will really mature this yeah with the softkey modules and synth cartridges

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Twin Peak resonator

im sure there are others but they really stick out
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Post by LTodd »

spacezignul wrote:Magneto anyone? Not that good or not many people have it?
It came out really early in 2018...short attention spans and all. That being said, I love mine. I've been using it to process stereo busses from my DAW as well. Good stuff.
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Post by uniquepersonno2 »

Magneto and Mimetic Digitalis. Also the Erica Synths Drum Sequencer. All awesome modules! 2018 was a cool year for modular
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Post by lisa »

I also have to mention the Blue Lantern Spore Generator. Launched as a Maths rival but it's more of a Befaco Rampage rival. So much convenient control. I use it for envelopes and LFOs all the time. Maths is now only used for melody slew and envelope following in my case.
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Post by david_r »

lisa wrote:There are many good ones but the best must be Klavis Mixwitch. Mixer/switch/sequencer/etc in a clever, sturdy package for very little money (by Eurorack standards). :party: :nana: :cloud:
One of my 2018 favs for sure! I put together an 84hp skif today and the mixwitch was essential. Needed a 2 channel audio mixer and 2 channel sequential switch. BAM! mixwitch has it covered.
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Post by electricfence »

I've really enjoyed the Muxlicer, the 12-hp Permutation, and, honestly, W/ has really opened up my little lunchbox setup.
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Post by kylverstone »

For me, Rene 2, without a doubt! Far deeper than Rene 1, but also much more accessible. I'm still holding on to my v1 though :)
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Post by Hyberus »

If it hadn't been for Angle Grinder I would have plumped for either Marbles or Stages. Luckily they're all wonderful, as I'm spent up . . .
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Post by johny_gtr »

UI 2018:Zadar (my first menu driven module that doesn't suck)
Top quality 2018 : ER301 - all is top except manual/guide. Even jacks are good. I have not seen these jacks on other modules maybe because of its price.
Most used 2018 Plaits - so many modules in one. Really deep and useful module from MI.
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Post by radin »

Interstellar Space. I haven't even figured out how the radio works but this thing is insane 8-)
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Post by brandnewmath »

Stages. Liked it so much I bought two.
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Post by The Grump »

Graphic VCO (don't care, I just got mine, so it's a 2018 to me.)
Disting mk4 with latest firmware (with all the new features that came out in 2018, might as well be a new module.)
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Post by zerodivide »

Rene 2. Best purchase I've made
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Post by Mattman389 »

Magneto or Nerdseq. Sadly I don't have a guitar any more, but in early 2018 I messed around heavily with the reverse delay modes with guitar. Sounds so good.

As for Nerdseq, I have 0 experience with tracker based sequencers and I feel like I'm flying around this thing.
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Post by dooj88 »

muffdiver wrote:2018 modules that ended up in my rack that I love:

XAOC Zadar
NLC Hypster
Intellijel Planar 2
WMD Fracture
NLC Hypster is the only 2018 module i bought... been too busy mining the past decade's worth of releases to focus on new stuff.

seems like i have to check out zadar, quite a few mentions here. i initially dismissed it an 'not immediate' but i never looked too closely
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Post by redonyellow »

QMMG (not a new module) but I remember Luke Abbott playing and thinking what is this QMMG thing he's got there... 4 years later I finally got one, and it is truly awesome.
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Post by suthnear »

If I had to pick one: Xaoc Zadar. It's so good: so powerful yet so easy to use. I've used it extensively in almost every patch I've made since I got it and I haven't even scratched the surface. It offers something you cannot easily get on any other platform. I think if I didn't have a eurorack system it would incline me to get one.

Runners up:
- EricaSynths Graphic VCO: for me, the best digital oscillator in Eurorack. Like Zadar also used a screen and menu system well
- Pittsburgh lifeforms primary oscillator: perhaps my favourite analogue oscillator
- MI Stages: so well thought out and useful

Honourable mentions:
- MI Tides 18: a solid improvement on an already excellent module
- EricaSynths Black Hole DSP 2: a bit hissy but otherwise much better than I thought it was going to be and I thought it was going to be good
- G-Storm Electro 101-VCF: hits me right in the nostalgias
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Post by KöterRanzig »

Most used modules are the Erica Synths Drum Stereo Mixer and the Befaco Output V3, simple workhorses and the only one which are always patched.

But most hyped module for me is the Malekko Quad ENV, really useful for live improvisation, but especially in combination with the 8+ it is really a well paired preset system. :tu:
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Post by yellowecho »

Verbos Multi-Delay Processor.
I honestly don't know what I did without it. The followers are incredibly useful especially alongside the Harmonic Oscillator. I like using the even and odd outputs in the FX loop of Rosie..sounds massive.. and the reverb and shimmer are absolutely killer!
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