In the latest episode of his Studio Time series, composer Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg) continues his look at modular synthesis.
Holkenborg has a massive Dotcom-style 5U system, with modules from Synthesizers.com, Corsynth, STG, Moon Modular, MOS-LAB, SSL and others. It’s scaled for the type of work that he does, film scoring, and for the way he likes to work. The principals he discusses, though, apply equally to more modest modular synths and to Eurorack systems. The cables would just be a lot shorter!
In this episode, Holkenborg focuses on traditional step sequencing. He demonstrates how he uses the Synthesizers.com Q960 Sequential Controller – a recreation of the classic Moog 960 module. He also demonstrates using a quantizer to force voltages to the notes of a scale.
This is part 2 of Holkenborg’s modular synthesis discussion. See Modular Synthesis With Junkie XL for part 1.