modularfreq wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:03 pm
That's great, because you can only pick one from the poll
Yeah, that's one of the strikes against the poll.
Some people seem to dogmatically believe that everyone has one single favorite in any given category of thing. One favorite food, one favorite movie, one favorite album, whatever. But in almost no case is there any reason to restrict it to a single choice. We don't have to be monogamous about everything. There is no plausible scenario where I'm stuck on a desert island with exactly one modular synth manufacturer.
I do like Mutable Instruments -- they have nice aesthetics, good attention to detail and some inspired designs that often maximize both usefulness and playability. I do have more of their modules than any other brand -- but half of those were sent to me by Emilie for beta testing. 20% of my system is Mutable Instruments and that's fine but honestly, Rings is the only one I consider indispensable. I have some criticisms against some Mutable modules and have never owned or been excited by their most popular one, Clouds.
I have one module each from Monome, SynthTech, and Rabid Elephant but consider all of those crucial. In a few days I can probably add Orthogonal Devices to that list since my ER-301 is on its way out of Japan right now.
Right now Make Noise is sort of the darling because QPAS was just released and is fantastic, I'm jonesing for an Erbe-Verb, and recently traded three modules for a Maths. And yet, I would be fine with a Falistri or Grand Terminal or Double Andore instead of Maths, be okay with some other filter and skip the Erbe-Verb.
So yeah. I don't consider myself to have one single favorite.