Future Music November 2018

Future Music November 2018

The beauty of semi-modular synths is their ability to straddle the divide between accessibility and complexity. With a pre-routed, subtractive synth engine, anybody can create and edit sounds with ease, but the addition of a patchbay opens up the road to more complex, creative and weirder sound design tricks.

Why not modulate the filter cutoff with an audio rate oscillator? Randomise elements with a little sample and hold? Link up an external instrument as an additional sound source...? The world is your (semi-)oyster.

In this issue’s cover feature, we’re delving into semi-modulars in both hardware and plugin form, to help you get more creative and design bigger, better sounds.

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