It all started 50 years ago building a basic, hardware synthesiser from a series of magazine articles – The Practical Electronics Minisonic.
The modern resurgence of modular synthesis and the comparatively cheap re-releases of many of the, then largely unaffordable, classic synths from the likes of Moog and Arp has opened the doors up again to playing these wonderful machines.
However hardware, while comparatively much cheaper than it was, is still quite pricey. In recent years, software has truly democratised the analogue synthesiser by providing immensely powerful machines for generally quite reasonable, affordable prices.
Cherry Audio’s Voltage Modular is an excellent example of this where, for the fraction of the price of one hardware Eurorack module, you can buy a complete modular system that comes with dozens of useful modules. In fact, there’s even a free version that comes with everything you need to get started. Even better, there are loads of other modules to be bought at prices way below their hardware equivalents, and when you buy a new module you don’t just get one, like with hardware, but as many copies of it as your computer can manage to process.
Over the coming weeks Centripidity will be releasing a collection of new modules for Voltage Modular, all available through the Cherry Audio store. Watch this page for new additions.