Modular Synthesizer


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Many videos – mostly modular – are here:

Modular synthesizers are where I seem to spend much of my time, energy and money. They are so much more stimulating to me than software or midi instruments. The Serge:

Richard’s Algorithmic Breakfast from richard scott on Vimeo.

Serge Modular Synthesizer from richard scott on Vimeo.

I really like Tom Bug’s very characterful Bugbrand modular system. I have finally “finished” my little Bug system. It is housed in a little aluminium sailor’s suitcase I picked up (already painted blue!) on a Berlin fleamarket. All my sequencing is done elsewhere so this is a self-contained system.
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Currently my full modular system looks like this:

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A piece for the Serge Modular Synthesizer, Drum Bunnies, is featured on the Quad Slope Probe 2 compilation available as a Free Download here:

this was a one-take improvisation.

All the pieces here are live unedited one-take recordings and not necessarily intended as in any way finished pieces

Serge with a Thomas White Lo Pass Gate. No conventional VCOs or Filters are used here; instead, self-resonating filter, lo pass gate, Karplus Strong synthesis and Frequency Shifter:

Bugbrand Improvisations using Serge TKB sequencer and Synthesis Technology E350 Morphing Terrarium oscillator, recorded 22/06/2011

two improvisations driven by the same basic sequence:


Serge improvisations recorded 21/06/2011 – both use the same sequence, just a 2 panel Serge, no external effects or processing:


A short improvisation for serge modular synthesizer recorded in feb 2011:

Serge improvisation.wav by funkychorlton

and an improvisation for two of my favourite oscillators, Synthesis Technology E350 and Plan BM15:

E350 Vs M15 by funkychorlton

suitcase soundlab

not quite modular but one of my favourite things, a Ray Wilson designed Sound Lab synthesizer lovingly built into an ABS toolcase by the mysterious Alan McKerchar

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