the navigator panel at left to view the Modcan module lineup.
All modules come fully assembled
Module selection suggestions
modules together into a system, there are several selection factors to consider.
One of the most important being, the type of sounds you wish to create. If
you are mainly interested in creating bass, lead or drum/percussion patches
then concentrate on getting the basics
VCA's or Panner
have more than one sound happening simultaneously,
several of each module in example 1 would be necessary.
complex, evolving sounds then consider adding
some of the more esoteric modules to the above example
synths can also be used to process external sounds
similar to an outboard effects processor, with the addition of voltage control.
For external signal processing the modules to consider are:
Fixed Filter Bank
synthesizers are best for producing complex monophonic sounds.
Polyphony is possible but it requires that there be a complete "voice" for each note played simultaneously. A basic"voice" would consist of 1 of each of the following:
Oscillator or sound source
play a five note chord you would need many modules and a lot of patch cables.
The most economical method to obtain full polyphony is to sample a complex
sound and then play it back with your sampler.
With the advent of hard disk recording, sampling and midi, Analogue Modular synthesis has finally achieved its full potential. A modest Modcan system, in conjunction with digital recording, can achieve
sonic complexity that was not easily available to even the largest Modular systems of the 70s.