Hello everyone. Wanted to solicit some commentary/advice/critique on the system I've been putting together for the last two months or so. I'm a multi-instrumentalist fusion artist, mostly focused on Indian Classical percussion, electronic texturing, and finding common ground/contrasts between the use of ambience, drone, and resonance in modern electronic music and North Indian classical traditions. First projects I have in mind (and have long been experimenting with in DAW and live settings) is a liveset of evolving synth "lehra"/"nagma" melodies layered to accompany, compliment, and modernize traditional solo tabla repertoire, thus finally marrying my two main musical endeavours and interests. To hit a homerun on the final point, I really need to find more ways to harness randomness to simulate the highly-regulated improvisation of Indian Classical raga and tala (Scales driven by offset white and pink noise, or by random CV generation algos on the Disting are a start, but at some point I'd like to get more sophisticated on this front).
Oh yeah, and I also have an OP-Z that I'm using to add in some samples, occasionally handle some drum needs, and send out a line of GATE/CV for a melodic sequence.
Main points I'm hoping to get some advice on:
1) Module selection: based on the little I've shared above, any mods that seem I may have grabbed too hastily? Any mods you'd suggest I add? Any notes on redundancy or current lacks? Right now considering MI Marbles (but may hold off for later, as one side or both of the Disting EX can handle my random voltage needs for now), Clouds clone (probably After Later Typhoon), or maybe another oscillator for when using Plaits for additional percussion modelling (leaning towards Dixie II+ next). Not super happy with the Godspeed+ so far, but hoping I'll grow to like it soon
2) Layout. Pretty sure I'm just overthinking things considering I have a fairly small setup, but how should I be thinking about organizing? Grouping by function makes sense, but then again I do want my gates and drum mods close by... Does it matter at all with a system of this size? Or, is this just something that all synthesists need to learn their personal preferences on?
3) Anyone doing something similar? Either in terms of electro/traditional fusion, strategic random generation, or extended and slowly modulated cycles/loops?
Any advice, commentary, reality check, etc., very welcome and much appreciated! Cheers!