I’m in the very same boat as you here. I’ve both tried to tame it and to emulate it.
I know you don’t need anyone to tell you to use attenuators, but pairing it with a module that accepts a lot of modulation and has built in attenuation makes a ton of difference. I use it primarily to modulate ER-301, which also allows signal inversion and rectification.
(Not necessarily a reason to run out and grab an ER-301, but hey.)
By way of emulation, a clock with some randomness and a flexible envelope generator mostly satisfies what I want from sloths. For example, at the moment I’m doing a lot of clock outs from Pam (
slop setting high) to Zadar (flexibility over envelopes and shear variety of them helps here for sure).
ymmv, thought I share some of my experiences!