I’ve spent more mental energy than I care to admit poking at the pseudo-worship of MI. (Whenever people universally agree about something and also refer to the designer by their first name, there’s something under the surface worth examining.) I think these modules are over-engineered to the point of hubris and (perhaps unintentionally) contribute an ultimately chilling effect on the community’s ability to generate a broad, healthy, sustainable marketplace that arms new users with the information they need to make good decisions and be happy, positively engaged members of the hobby.
But enough of that. I’ll confess I’m really fascinated by Marbles, I can’t think of anything like it. I don’t think it’s over-engineered at all. In fact if it was a Mannequins module that “unfolded stochastic horizons, rhizomes of deterritorialized voltage” I’d be all in. Plaits looks very useful and exceptionally good value for the money, and I have to admit that’s not always the case in eurorack. Giving your users more and better value is so rare these days… Maybe I’m misreading this?
Plaits is in stock at my local. Marbles is a click away. Money is not really a problem. Do I bury the hatchet? Do I join the dark side? Do I pull my MI modules off the local for sale site and learn to love my enemy?
- Bury the hatchet
- Fight the good fight