Still pretty new-ish to this, been plugging away at my current set of toys for about a month or so now, and learning a ton. I've been making a ton of noise with Plaits and Basimilus Iteritas Alter. I can see why they are both popular items, and I'm having no problems with getting a wide range of fun and crazy sounds out of them. Absolutely no regrets with either.
From an educational experience standpoint though, I sometimes wonder if it would be a good idea to add a more basic and simple(ish) analog oscillator to experiment with as well. A short list I'm considering (also open to suggestions):
- Make Noise STO
- Doepfer A-110
- Intellijel Dixie II+
I know that Plaits has a lot of those classic sounds covered in it's top option on the left/green menu (pair of classic waveforms)
, but it's not actually analog. And it seems like it does a lot of the actual changes/modulation on it's own with things like Waveshaping/folding built right in. And while that is convenient to explore, it feels like I'm learning to drive a Porsche with automatic transmission. While I can learn about what different things and techniques sound like, I don't fully learn how it works.
So, will I actually learn anything from adding one of those more simple analog oscillators, and trying to figure out how to do all things with modules that manipulate them ? Or should I just continue getting deeper into it with these two?