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Modular Synthesis With Junkie XL

Composer Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg) is back with another episode of his Studio Time series, this time offering his take on an introduction to modular synthesis.

Holkenborg has a massive Dotcom-style 5U system, with modules from Synthesizers.com, Corsynth, STG, Moon Modular, MOS-LAB, SSL and others. His modular is scaled for the type of work that he does, film scoring, and for the way he likes to work.

“Do you actually need everything like this?” he asks. “No, you don’t. Is it fun? DEFINITELY!”

For more on getting started with modular synths, see synth designer Roger Arrick’s Introduction To Modular Synthesizers.