Getting a function generator is a good idea, as it would let you create more complex modulation, but I would (and did) opt for the Maths, as it’s (more or less) two Functions, plus a 4-channel mixer, plus utilities.
The very first Eurorack module I got, though, was actually the Erbe-Verb (I also already had a standalone synth). Reverb makes everything sound better (especially when using headphones rather than speakers), and the Erbe-Verb has a lot of modulation possibilities.
(There’s no particular reason to stick with Make Noise modules, of course. There’s also no particular reason not to.)
I’d recommend the Toppobrillo Sport Modulator. Maths or Function would give you the same general thing as the function part of the 0-coast. The Sport Modulator, which I’ve heard described as the inside out version of Maths, would give you a lot of functionality and a very different take on modulation.
feel like I would go with maybe some sort of sample/digital-y module to give some nice contrast and leverage all the modulation capabilities of the 0-Coast- maybe like a Phonogene or Morphogene, or even an MI Clouds to run yr 0-Coast into?
I’ve been really craving another VCA to go with my 0-Coast for doing more modulation synthesis type stuff; whenever I patch any audio rate modulation I always end up cursing the fact that I can’t control the amount of modulation with an envelope…
Fair enough. Playing with VCV was a tipping point into buying a 0-coast. I have not returned to messing with my computer partially becuase of personal choice. I work in front of screens all day, I like the break my screenless set up.
I have an old dj mixer with two effect banks that have been really fun to use with the o-coast and I use various sources on the 0-coast to dictate tempo for my pocket operators. Although I did get a keystep last week, spending all that time with just the 0-coast was well worth it and you are right with spending just more time with it.
I might be down to check out that app though because I see the Euclidean gear out there and I am interested. I actually might take back the keystep because it’s knobby enough for my taste,haha.
I found a few more posts on other forum from the past year of people asking this same what-should-I-get-next question for the 0-coast. The function comes up a lot and on a few occasions some OPs reflect on how that was the best move. Funny though, I haven’t seen any vids of it in practice.
Maybe something with freeze feature. I don’t have a clear understanding of how that works. Again, thank you!