I started my MODULAR JOURNEY about a year ago after watching far too many DivKid, Mylar Melodies, Lightbath, and Molten Music YouTube videos. I did tons of "research" (watching more videos, not RTFM) and thought I knew enough to purchase a skiff and some fancy modules. I was finally gonna bleep bloop
I also had been reading a ton of threads and posts on this forum and saw a lot of common advise repeatedly handed out:
- You can never have enough VCAs
- Invest in a bigger case than you think you need
- Don't just buy fancy sound modules, get more utilities
- Learn how to create sounds with the modules you have instead of buying more modules
- Filters add the character your sounds need
- Take time to learn your modules before buying more
- Decide what you want to do with your music and plan every module around that goal
- Avoid tightly-packed modules that don't have a lot of wiggle room
I quickly expanded into a second skiff and bought more voices and not nearly enough utilities. I bought a filter and rarely ever used it, let alone modulated it. I bought enough VCAs to modulate each voice in my rack, but not enough to modulate my modulators.
I was wrong.
I've made a lot of mistakes over the last year and I expect I'll continue to make more going forward. But for now, I know I have some changes to make. I need to buy a proper case (with good power supply). I know I need more utilities, VCAs, and filters. I need to better explore my modules and the interactions between them. And most of all, I need to RTFM.
Thank you MW for all of the advice I should have listened to. Thank you for being such a positive, encouraging, and helpful community