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Modular Analog Synthesizers - Still Very Popular

Nov 13, 2007
In this age of technological advancement Modular analog synthesizers may seem outdated and off the record. But the bottom line is modular synthesis has come of age and it has experienced a renaissance in the last few years. The Internet has played an important roll to build better much more advanced synthesizers through various communities containing manufacturers and connect them with willing buyers. In the process a new age of modular analog equipment came into existence.

The latest modular analog synthesizer provides musicians with a tremendous sense of physical control over the sound. Without using hi-tech softwares, map any controls or page with the help of digital menus you can control the sound with walls of knobs where just any aspects of sound can be changed instantly. As they are largely based on analog control voltages they can be used with MIDI to control voltage converters and can be integrated into any system. This large modular analog synthesizer system can be used in experimentation and sound exploration as they offer tremendous capabilities for live performances.

In some synthesizers signal-flow is pre-patched within the synthesizer which makes the synthesizer a portable one and a good system for making sounds in an instant. Though synthesizers with a fix signal flow limits what it can do. A Modular analog Synthesizer allows you to patch anything into just about anything else. This means that they allow you to explore a larger and much wider range of sounds compared to any other synthesizers. The ability of these synthesizer can also be change over time. Say if you like the sound of another filter, you can get a new module and add that filter to your system.

With the capabilities of the modular analog synthesizer its prize is affordable. For starters they are also available for only a few hundred dollars. Unlike any other acoustic instruments, it grows in time and musicians find themselves addicted to the concrete control over sound that the modular provides. This addiction then eventually leads to the development of higher power and much more stronger systems which can lead to monster-sized modular analog synthesizer set-ups.

Modular analog synthesizers have many unique modules and there are a number of manufacturers that can be used in a modular fashion. Manufacturers use effects units that are patchable using standard control voltages. Companies like Synthesis Technology are making true modular synthesizers but updated for the twenty-first century. The best new modular analog synthesizer, like that of the MOTM line from Synthesis Technology is one of the best qualities of classic modular equipment, but updates it with up to date electronics and improved designs. Therefore modules have greater stability, flexibility and reliability.

Although this traditional synthesizer has been recreated in software, but there are many synthesists that still enjoy the tangible feedback that the actual modular analog synthesizer offers. The sounds that these vibrant analog synthesizers offer cannot beat the sound that a digital synthesizer offers. This is one of the main reason for which modular analog synthesizers are still very popular.
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