(original posted this on muffs, but not a lot of useful suggestions there, with most of the leaning towards either drum sound modules, or things that could happen decently well in the computer. so reposting here for some different takes on stuff!)
So I’m planning and refining my eventual plunge into eurorack stuff and would like to get some opinions/advice on stuff.
I’m a big ciat-lonbarde fan, and would lean largely towards the IFM modules (primarily Fourses/Sprott/Swoop) and perhaps an ERD/SIR, as that’s the kind of soundworld I’m hoping to explore more of. Basically expanding on the stuff I’ve been doing with augmented hardware synth stuff (whisks, onset analysis, descriptor analysis).
What I want to do is build a somewhat compact system that is focused on using Expert Sleepers stuff to trigger/control some noisy sources (primarily IFM?). I plan on doing all the control/triggering stuff from the computer, so I wouldn’t need any clock stuff, and I generally dislike filters, so that rules out tons of stuff right there!
Other than a few (illuminating) conversations with PATremblay, I’ve not really gotten too deep into how to go about this. Based on my chats with PA I’ve put together a really rough modulargrid sketch:
I’d probably go with an ES-3/ES-6 combo for now, but based on the talk in this thread, it looks like the ES-8 might eventually work as a standalone thing, letting you use it with an existing soundcard.
What modules/makers would people suggest here?
(with the caveat that a computer is involved, so it can handle a lot of processes/functions)
What are some other good (noisy!) sound sources?
Would I need much(/any?) utility stuff? (An ES3/ES6 would give me 8out/6in)
Weird process/fx? (again, that wouldn’t be better served in the computer)
Any other thoughts/suggestions?
A side note(/car)
Depending on how things go I may eventually make a little sidecar or something with a few ‘manual control’ modules, for when I’m not strictly using the computer to control things. So would welcome some suggestions there too. At the moment I like the IMF Grassi and MengQi Lines, but I haven’t thought about this stuff too much yet.