Hi all - fairly new to the forum here but I love the crew and discussions that I see happening. My recent acquisition of grid+arc+ansible+ansible brought me here from other depths of the web.
I am interested in hearing from some folks who have released full length albums made with their modulars, or who were involved in some way in the creation of said albums. I come to modular from a background of fairly structured, concept based songwriting and arranging of folk music with acoustic instruments and (mostly) non modular synths. Now I have been collecting my modular recordings for about a year and have many many hours of tracks and am now trying to put together something complete. My process has been mixing 3-6 channels directly from my modular on a small mixer before going into my interface, and then recording a stereo track into my computer. The problem I’m running into is actually having too much recorded material that I think could potentially be released, finding myself mentally restarting every other month and forgetting about the previous recordings that are now collecting dust. I’m starting to entertain the idea of multi tracking to build more composed tracks of modular instrumentals, but part of me feels that takes away some of what I originally loved so much about modular: that you can create an entire orchestra in a patch and let it play itself.
There is then the avenue of recording “live”. Adding effects post ? How do yall overcome the endless cycle of making a cool patch, recording it, then never using it? Themes? Limitations?
Interested in hearing from some more practiced synthesists on the art of actually recording and releasing a solid and cohesive album of work composed primarily on a modular synth.
(I am a big Cool Maritime fan and I have seen him posting… would love some insight into the recording process!)