Context:
Pairing with some outboard synths (Digitone, Digitakt), had initially planned to sequence and clock from the Digitakt.
I enjoy sampling, hence the purchase of the Morphagene.

I have about $500 to spend before I have to pump the brakes for awhile, trying to figure out what makes the most sense to gain maximum enjoyment from my case until I can afford to further expand.

I know I need a filter, an envelope, really attracted to Pam's because it does quite a bit that I think would bring the rest of the case to life. Rings is also attractive to me but I know there are other things I would probably benefit from acquiring first.

Currently own everything on the right, things I am considering on the left.
ModularGrid Rack

Thanks for the help.


Hi,

I can only see modules on the right.

The Poly2 is a nice module which I also have on my list. As it's not that cheap, question is, do you really need it from the very beginning? What MIDI capabilities are you looking for?
The maestro is also a very nice module. What is the main purpose are you going for it? What do you want to achieve with it?

Ciao


I can only see modules on the right.
-- abstractrhythms

Same here.

Context: Pairing with some outboard synths (Digitone, Digitakt), had initially planned to sequence and clock from the Digitakt.
-- toiletfingers

What do you hope this setup will achieve, supplement the existing gear with modulation (you'd need a CV to MIDI converter, most likely), create a completevoice with Plaits, something else I'm not seeing ? What do you mean by initially planned, did that change and if so, why ?

I have about $500 to spend before I have to pump the brakes for awhile, trying to figure out what makes the most sense to gain maximum enjoyment from my case until I can afford to further expand.

I know I need a filter, an envelope, really attracted to Pam's because it does quite a bit that I think would bring the rest of the case to life. Rings is also attractive to me but I know there are other things I would probably benefit from acquiring first.
-- toiletfingers

Most likely not the answer you're expecting but I'd say that with that kind of cash, I'd probably be looking at an Analog Four Mk1 in 2nd hand, a very capable 4 voice analog synth, with the sequencing paradigm you already know from the Digitone and CV outs too if you want to integrate that with Eurorack... Now if you already have some modular gear and you're only looking for a filter + EG with a $500 budget, maybe the Intellijel offering could be interesting, say a Quadrax and a Polaris in 2nd hand ?
Also, what do you hope Pam's or Rings would bring to your setup ?

I feel like there's just not enough we know about what you want to do to be able to answer efficiently...


Plaits is basically its own synth voice. You can dial in attack, decay, quantizing, etc from it. The same with Braids.

I think a couple of envelope generators would be nice and should fit well within a $500 budget... unless you go with something a ton of features.

A multi-function module would keep you busy for a while. Expert Sleepers Disting EX, Maths, Ornaments & Crime, would be nice choices. The Disting would give you the most features. Maths is great for envelopes and other modulations/utilities, O&C is great for CV modulations but doesn't do audio rate (like reverb, delay, etc.).

It's a bit of a broken record. But I'd go with the Disting EX. If you have $500 and that's all you'll have for a while, it'll give you the most bang for the buck... it can even do filtering. Plus you'll get $150 back in change.