The Make Noise stand-alone boxes are fun. I had my 0-Coast mounted in a case with some other Make Noise modules and a sequencer for a while and I've always thought it was a nice sounding voice. I have basically had the functions of the 0-Ctrl in the form of the 2x Pressure Points + Brains combo, so I thought it would pair well with the 0-Coast, which it certainly does. I tried a Strega at Perfect Circuit and found it sounded different from any other Make Noise synth. I tend to buy Make Noise stuff, sight unseen but I wasn't sure about this one until I heard it. It's difficult to explain, other than to say it's easy to spend hours listening to it drone and drift. Such a trippy instrument.elxsound wrote: ↑Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:15 pm
As you are already deep in Euroracking, where do these Make Noise devices fit? Does it fill a different niche (since they also make eurorack modules)?
I've been considering that same trio, vs the Moog trio (DFam, Mother-32, Subharmonicon), vs none of those at all.
The small form factor of the Make Noise devices has my attention plus I'd finally get to play with patch cables that can be combined with CV modulation of the CBA pedals I have.
As for how they fit with the larger modular? The probably won't. I used the 0-Coast in a small 6U system to supplement it's features but I still ended up using it on it's own quite a lot. I will probably use these as a contained system or maybe as part of larger patches with my Share System.
I'm actually in the process of pairing down my eurorack modular to help fund a 4 panel Serge system. The Make Noise stuff will all be sticking around.
One thing to think about when putting a modular together, is how each module works with the other stuff you have. Does a parameter act as an offset or an attenuator when CV is patched in? What voltage ranges does an input expect? What voltages does an output produce? How fast does a CV input respond to stepped or audio rate signals? Is an input AC coupled or will it pass DC? What voltage does a Gate input need to be triggered and is a Gate output buffered?
When you mostly stick to a single manufacturer you don't have to worry about that stuff and so exploratory patching doesn't require as much critical thinking. That isn't to say that I don't patch modules from different companies together but I do tend to keep modules which work well together, in smaller systems, rather than having a single large case.