Hello, please - I am looking for an advice --

I am a guitarist who fell in love with modular synthesis & I have an idea for a band (heavy, slow paced drums & Hanz Zimmer-esque melodies & pads, style: Boards of Canada / Nine Inch Nails / S U R V I V E) - I have some basic synth eurorack setup:

3x Mother 32
Volca Keys
Teenage Engeneering OP-1
Mutable Instruments Plaits
Make Noise Maths
Make Noise STO
Mutable Instruments Veils
... and some other modules

  • I plan to use this setup with live drummer - what's the best way of how to control this setup effectively?
    I mean, what kind of sequencer to use, which can be good for live performance? For like 8-10 songs and which can be easily controlled...

I saw Digitakt, Hermod and some other things, but honestly guys, I have no idea how it works and what's good for live performance.

Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

Hi Tondakus,

There has been just started, yet another, sequencer post here in Forum --> Racks --> "Sequencing Modular - The Guide", so please have a look there what's being discussed there too:


Another link that might be useful, so you can check the sequencer requirements you have against all the available stuff is this one here:


And I had quite some time ago also opened a sequencer post, more for the complicated sequencer (but direct usage):


I haven't done any live sessions, so I can't comment much on that however my guts tells me that if I would play live that I need a sequencer that can do quick changes, easy to understand, easy to use and all that usually means that you have no or very less menu-diving. So look for a sequencer that has a direct usage. That very first link here mentioned is looking into that a bit.

Good luck with the sequencer-search and kind regards, Garfield Modular.

For review reports of Eurorack modules, please refer to https://garfieldmodular.net/ for PDF formatted downloads

Posted this elsewhere, but I am inspired by this 4ms Percussion Interface vid.

The easiest way to solve this is old and time-tested: a click track. Just use your main sequencing clock and send this to something that can make a little "tick" or "beep" or whatever works in your drummer's headphones, which you'll also need (plus a beefy headphone preamp!). This provides the proper tempo, and if you use some open-ear headphones, the drummer should be able to hear both the click AND the rest of the group. As for the possibility of the headphones falling off, refer to any picture of Keith Moon and how he adapted his set of phones for maximum thrashing around.