My friend Darwin’s new system. He told me he was getting this earlier, and I asked him to FaceTime me as soon as he got it, and here it is.
What he’s done is construct a euro approximation of a Wiard 300 system.
The modules all conform to a shallow depth, so this enables you to have this thing on your lap. The enclosure is from the Livid elements system which is sort of a modular lego control surface sytem.
I think of my own personal modular as a fluid thing, a work constantly in motion. Patches themselves are ephemeral so the fact that the underlying hardware is as well doesn’t bother me.
This is not that. This is a complete thought as an instrument, expressed though modules. It has specific limits, which enforces a kind of deep relationship with the complete whole.
The top left corner features a Doepfer A-190-3, which you can simply jam a usb cable into, and presto you have MIDI note, velocity and bonus controller CV outputs.
In the bottom right, there is an Exit Strategy which provides a balanced output, optical limiter and output level metering.