one thing i wanna do with my modular,is Making a Controller row/skiff with modules for controlling and live interaction with my modular.

one thing i know i want is a joystick module for my drones
im interested in hearing what other modules people are using for this sort of thing?

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I'm not using a joystick, but I have been really focused on incorporating more interactive and performance-oriented modules. For the price, I really enjoy the Sound Machines LS1 light strip for modulation and the Low-Gain Short Bus for live trigger/gate/rhythm manipulation. The FSS Makrow is killer for changing multiple parameters with the turn of a single knob. DivKid Mutes are great. I'll soon be adding a second Mutes module, in fact, so I probably should have just picked up the FSS Stumm in the first place, but I really enjoy DivKid's module. The NE Quant Gemi is a fairly interactive octave switching module. And finally, the Acid Rain Navigator is on my short list.
Which joystick are you looking at?


Farkas thanks gotta check them out.the joystick im thinking about getting is the erica synth black joystick 2,but gonna check if there is some cheaper with the same functionality

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for a mute module i got one that is called Quiet,but havent used it yet.
also considering the Makrow Module

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Tetrapad + Tête is a super powerful controller combo, it can be configured in a number of different ways to control your rack, and it offers an internal sequencer, looper and configurable CV I/O. From what I can gather, TetraPad+Tête+Planar2 is even better, but too much for me ATM.


Another little 4hp module that is interactive and handy is the Acid Rain Switchblade. It's just three switches that you can either gate or manually switch with a button press, but I find myself using it all the time to switch between sequences on the fly. More useful than it looks.


+1 one the Short Bus, especially in combination with Pamela's New Workout. I'm also using an ST Modular Switched, which is just a switched multiple. More often using it to send two sequences a few destinations, but it can also serve the wrong way round, just try not to have 2 sequences feeding the same bus at the same time!

I've had the Tetrapad for a while and I feel I'm probably under-using it. In particular the pressure has never been all that usable. I just got the Tete which might open a few doors!


a few doors!
-- the-erc

A few ? Hmmmm, I think you’ll be positively surprised, I personnally would not have purchased the Tetrapad if it wasn’t for Tete :-)
I recommend spending time with CV assignment and thinking how Tete’s outputs can be reused in the rest of the patch and how you can influence the Tetrapad itself by feeding stuff from your patch into its X/Y/Z inputs.
For using pressure output, attenuation and/or slew works for me. Another use I think is cool is using it with one or more comparator to start bringing in elements when pressure is high, or take away when its low...

Have fun ;-)


I'm kind of a control freak myself so I've tried a lot of module for that purpose. I really like joysticks. The intellijel planar is great especially because of the built in motion recorder. The doepfer is also pretty nice. A bit more coordinates that are covered but unfortunately without the recording. And with a huge knob. Not really suitable for a portable case. The one from Flame wasn't really my cup of tea but I heard good things from other people.

Tetrapad+Tete are great too. They are not as hands on as the joysticks, but if you take your time with them you get a lot of functionality of of them.

As dedicated mutes I use the Addac 305 and the lpzw schleußig. They're both great. The 305 has 4 buttons who control the 4 inputs. And 4 additional buttons for a fixed +5v gate signal. On the schleußig on the other hand, you can mute in sync to a clock. Lpzw has a new module afaik, as an addition to the vpme euclidean circles. It has basically the same functionality as the vpme six switches but with the added sync function. I'm still waiting for my order, but I'm pretty sure it will be great.

One module that should be mentioned but isn't necessary a control module is the Acid rain technology - Maestro. It's an 6 channel lfo, but it is well designed and I have my hands on it all the time.


awesome guys,got alot of modules to study

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one thing i need to mention is my first goal with my eurorack is i want to make Dark Ambient

this is my rack,dont have all modules yet

ModularGrid Rack

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have just watched some videos of the tetrapad and tete combo,defo seems powerfull,could be the way to go for me.

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have just watched some videos of the tetrapad and tete combo,defo seems powerfull,could be the way to go for me.
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Yes the Pad-Tete Combo is quite powerful. I can't think of any setup where they are not useful in some way.

Looking at your rack, i'm not sure about the ES-9. That might be a bit overpowered, depending on your plans. Maybe you have a certain use-case. If that's not the case, you can save yourself some major bucks and invest in more suitable gear. A good replacement for the Batumi could be the aformentioned Acid rain - Maestro. You loose some hp but you get a lot of hands on control and functionality for it. It comes with a higher price tag though.


have just watched some videos of the tetrapad and tete combo,defo seems powerfull,could be the way to go for me.
-- Broken-Form

Yes the Pad-Tete Combo is quite powerful. I can't think of any setup where they are not useful in some way.

Looking at your rack, i'm not sure about the ES-9. That might be a bit overpowered, depending on your plans. Maybe you have a certain use-case. If that's not the case, you can save yourself some major bucks and invest in more suitable gear. A good replacement for the Batumi could be the aformentioned Acid rain - Maestro. You loose some hp but you get a lot of hands on control and functionality for it. It comes with a higher price tag though.

-- MillionJT

The reason for the ES-9 is i want to be able to multi track record into Reaper

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regarding joysticks,which are worth checking out?it needs to fit in my portable case,so think the doepfer is a no go

is there a decent joystick that dont cost like 2-300 euro?

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is there a decent joystick that dont cost like 2-300 euro?
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Yep: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/befaco-joystick 35mm depth, too, so it'll fit nicely in a shallow rack.

Another controller I'd suggest, but which isn't cheap, would be the Verbos MiniHorse. Basically, it's a massive update of the original Buchla 100 touchplates, but with way more functionality already set up in the module. You get 12 plates, on which you have pressure, position on plate, gate, an assignable variable CV as well as fixed CV values. The ability to make full use of the pressure and position are super-useful...just use the fixed CV for your pitch, then assign the pressure to VCA level and position to VCF cutoff, and you can play pitch, dynamic, AND timbral parameters with each touch.


think i will try out the befaco joystick,

also thought about looking into modules for adding "randomness"again preferrable smaller modules,without getting to cluttered,but in this regard im abit in the dark

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FYI like all befaco modules - the joystick is available in DIY too - I built mine from a kit - it was reasonably straightforward iirc - a little bit of wiring for the joystick was the most difficult part

Utility modules are the inexpensive, dull polish that makes the expensive, shiny modules actually shine!!!


FYI like all befaco modules - the joystick is available in DIY too - I built mine from a kit - it was reasonably straightforward iirc - a little bit of wiring for the joystick was the most difficult part
-- JimHowell1970

im affraid im not a DIY guy

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it's never too late to learn!

Utility modules are the inexpensive, dull polish that makes the expensive, shiny modules actually shine!!!


also thought about looking into modules for adding "randomness"again preferrable smaller modules,without getting to cluttered,but in this regard im abit in the dark
-- Broken-Form

Look into random signal modules that offer multiple functions. For example, Verbos's Random Sampling module. Sure, it's $500...but in its 18 hp, you get a multicolor noise gen, the essentials of the Buchla "Source of Uncertainty", a four-stage analog shift register that can also function as a quad sample and hold, and probably one or two other things that surface once you start screwing around with it. So, it SEEMS expensive, but you'd pay about the same amount (or more) for these devices separately, and they'd take up way more space.

Also, keep an eye out for "abuse potential". Example: modules such as Euclidean sequencers don't have to be sequencers; using them as quasi-random clock modulators is equally valid, and they can be VERY worthwhile for jazzing up your timing signals.


thanks for the suggestion Lugia,for now though i need to settle with a smaller module

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thanks for the suggestion Lugia,for now though i need to settle with a smaller module
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I find this 4R super useful. Doesn't look like much but has been in every patch since I got it so I'm looking to get a second one.

As Lugia suggested this too can be used to generate ramdom triggers.


for now i have ditched the ES-9(might add it again though)but i ordered a blood cells d.o.mixx https://bloodcellsaudio.com/products/domixx

that should give my multitrack recording.also ordered the acid rain navigator,next thing on my order list is the tetra and tete

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for now i have ditched the ES-9(might add it again though)but i ordered a blood cells d.o.mixx https://bloodcellsaudio.com/products/domixx

that should give my multitrack recording.also ordered the acid rain navigator,next thing on my order list is the tetra and tete
-- Broken-Form

what are you using as an audio interface?

Utility modules are the inexpensive, dull polish that makes the expensive, shiny modules actually shine!!!


for now i have ditched the ES-9(might add it again though)but i ordered a blood cells d.o.mixx https://bloodcellsaudio.com/products/domixx

that should give my multitrack recording.also ordered the acid rain navigator,next thing on my order list is the tetra and tete
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what are you using as an audio interface?

-- JimHowell1970

im using a Presonus Studiolive 16.0.2

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also thought about looking into modules for adding "randomness"again preferrable smaller modules,without getting to cluttered,but in this regard im abit in the dark
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Batumi has an alternate expert firmware that add a bank of random waveforms.


also thought about looking into modules for adding "randomness"again preferrable smaller modules,without getting to cluttered,but in this regard im abit in the dark
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Batumi has an alternate expert firmware that add a bank of random waveforms.

-- defragmenteur

got the batumi and love it,havent looked into firmware,how do you apply it to the batumi?

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got the batumi and love it,havent looked into firmware,how do you apply it to the batumi?

Batumi has a USB port. Download the zip file and follow the instructions in the readme file.


got the batumi and love it,havent looked into firmware,how do you apply it to the batumi?

Batumi has a USB port. Download the zip file and follow the instructions in the readme file.

-- defragmenteur

thanks,might beworth trying out

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I love joystick and touch sensitive modules like Planar, 0-ctrl and Tetrapad. Hands on and loads of fun!
I have these except for Planar but tried one at friends place and it is better than my Befaco Joystick which is so-so.


Most of the modules I like are already named, especially in the first reaction to your question.
(Sound Machines LS1 light strip, DivKid Mutes and the Acid Rain Navigator).

But 1 great solution I like very much is not named yet:
the Lapsus Os from Noise Engineering.
I really like that module, I have 2 of them in my current system.


I haven't tried it, but if allflesh works it may be an interesting way of adding interactivity to any module you already own.


Most of the modules I like are already named, especially in the first reaction to your question.
(Sound Machines LS1 light strip, DivKid Mutes and the Acid Rain Navigator).

But 1 great solution I like very much is not named yet:
the Lapsus Os from Noise Engineering.
I really like that module, I have 2 of them in my current system.

-- ThunderSound

That Lapsus Os looks interesting

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Lapsos Os and Planar 2 on my list plus Verbos mini horse