How do you compose on modular? A thread for collecting ideas and inspiration.
Modular is often about happy accidents, while this is interesting and fun, sometimes it’s a little dispointing when it results in really cool but totally random and mechanical music. I’m most satisfied when I can apply musical concepts to a patch.
One of my favorite ideas is building sequences from a 4 note chord like a maj7 or sus2. Often this works well as a chord plus one extra note. Using. Using a chord allows you target a mood. Maj7ths positive and austere. I find many accidental patches feel too dark, non committal to a mood.
I’ve been trying to figure out microtonal scales with modules that support them but, have yet to really understand these yet.
Creating two or patches and mixing between them is a great way to add more interest. I really want to put this under voltage control. I’m looking a new module for this.