I added a few new modules to my system recently which inspired me to record a new track utilizing them. The track begins with a bass line generated from a Poly-D analog synth, patched in and controlled by the modular system. I built a custom interface to bring the Poly-D’s back panel ports onto a panel in the modular synth.
The new modules include a VPME QD drum module with QEX expander, Strymon Starlab experimental reverb, and an ST stereo compressor from CalSynth. The video and audio was recorded directly to an iPhone 13. Editing and encoding was also done on the phone using the Splice app.
Below is the Poly-D on top of the piano, and is completely controllable from the modular synth, as well as the other way around. For the video above I used the Melodicer module to trigger the notes on the Poly-D. An LFO in the modular was also used to sweep the filter cutoff on the Poly-D. The interface also allows control to happen in the other direction, for example having the sequencer in the Poly-D trigger notes in the modular’s oscillators. The Poly-D is a dead ringer for a Minimoog, which I’m very familiar with having owned one for many years. In fact the Poly-D adds manny additional features that the Minimoog did not include. (And at a fraction of the price.)
Also, more info about my modular system is at: