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A Functional Introduction To Modular Synthesis
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A Functional Introduction To Modular Synthesis

(a flânerie by Prabhakar Ragde)

This is a work in progress. The three chapters are now complete, but I continue to tweak them, and I might add more material.

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    1 Introduction

    2 Falistri: A Function Generator

      2.1 What is a "function generator"?

      2.2 Creating an envelope

      2.3 Creating an oscillator

      2.4 Pitch and waveform

      2.5 Modulating the oscillator

      2.6 Patches with some other modules

        2.6.1 Krell

        2.6.2 Bouncing ball

        2.6.3 Subharmonics

      2.7 What’s next?

    3 A Eurorack System

      3.1 Design Principles

      3.2 Cases, Power, Cables

      3.3 Modules

        3.3.1 Oscillators

        3.3.2 Oscilloscopes

        3.3.3 Function Generators

        3.3.4 Voltage-Controlled Amplifiers

        3.3.5 Sound Shapers

        3.3.6 Mixers

        3.3.7 Interfaces

        3.3.8 Sequencers

        3.3.9 Modulation Sources

        3.3.10 Modulation Modifiers and Utilities

      3.4 Thought experiment: a boutique case

      3.5 Design experiment: a travel case

      3.6 Where to go from here?