I want to find some resources on getting a more basic understanding of modular synthesis. Not in the sense of “this is what a VCO is” but knowing how to combine basic components in order to build more complicated circuits. Things like, how to create a phase locked loop using a comparator, slew, and VCO, or this great patch for controlling the probability of random voltages.
While modules that handle this sort of complex circuitry behind a single panel are cool and can save you time, the trade-off is that they tend to give you a much more limited range of control over their behavior. I find it more exciting to see how I can mess around with the different stages of a circuit, and I’m always trying to figure out ways to replicate the behavior of more complicated modules so that I can play more deeply with the concepts behind them. The more I dive in, the more I realize I’d benefit a lot from some proper education on what I’m messing around with. So does anyone have any books or websites or video series’ you’d recommend for learning more about this?