Hey all !

I'm actually planning my future full rack on modulargrid and wondering what do you think about it, what's missing etc
I'm doing ambiant, drones, berlin school and krautrock stuff.

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Actually i have all these modules:

RS 95N, Twin peak Epoch modular, STO, NTO, Pamela, Variable Slope VCF, Triple+ Waveshaper, Maths, Erbe Verbe, Intellijel Quad VCA, Eloquencer, Quadrax, Hexmix VCA, 4ms listen four quarters, 4ms passive mult and AI001 mult.

I also have a Grandmother and a Mfb Dominion 1 who can interact with the modular.

Thanks !


make the rack public and post a link to the rack (copy and paste the url here) not to a jpg - no click through or infomatics on jpgs - they really help us help you as there are thousands of modules!

a delay would be useful - consider an fx aid xl - it'll add delays, more 'normal' reverbs, lofi, phasers etc - definitely good for all stated genres - make sure to get the xl it has more modulation inputs and better ergonomics than the standard version

a matrix mixer for mixing bits of modulation together to generate more interesting modulation - I like the doepfer (as it has full size knobs and space and is inexpensive) - but the instruo lion looks interesting

stackcables (or another passive mult) - for utilizing the matrix mixer and still having the original modulation available

a basic starter set of utilities - links, kinks and shades will add a lot for not that much cash - other modules that do similar things are available - wmd/ssf toolbox covers a lot of ground too

I'd want 50% of this size of a case to be modulation and utilities for manipulating it...


Have to agree with Jim here...there's a lot of audio modules present, but your modulation sources and modules to manipulate them with are pretty lacking here. F'rinstance, the DUSG is quite cool and all...but let's say you need to send an inverted output AND a normal one to two different destinations. Can't do that without attenuverters or polarizers, and I don't see any here. That's just one example; there's plenty of others.


I saw you'd started to make some of Jim's suggested changes and I had 5 minutes so I took a crack at this:

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Quick thoughts:
1) Serge Wave Multiplier >>>>>>>>> Serge Wave Shaper, stick with the former (I noticed it had fallen out of the rack)
2) I like my DUSG but would probably take a second Maths over it so I swapped em here (and also switched to the white knobs which is what seems to be available).
3) Added a Links on top of your Kinks and dropped the various buffered mults as you can get stack cables and mostly be ok.
4) Disting rules, added one here.
5) Added an MCO because a digital oscillator would be a nice change of pace here and it does a lot.
6) Swapped the Doepfer matrix mixer with a 4MS VCA Matrix since you have a lot of CV sources. FWIW I don't actually love this module but I think it's my fault since I try to keep my racks focused and it's pretty big, but I think it could shine for you here.
7) Zadar + Nin rule, added them here as both envelope generators and as long running control sources for ambient.
8) Added the NCOM you had outside the rack cause it rules super hard, great fat suboscillator sounds and useful for utility stuff too.
9) Dropped in a Scales so you can forget about sequencing sometimes and do some CV driven generative stuff.
10) Added an Intellijel Unity mixer in 2Hp for both CV (fun!) and audio mixing.
11) Dropped the Extended ADSR since we added a Zadar.
12) Added a Ladik folding LFO, very cool module.
13) Added an OCHD, big fav of mine and will free up your Maths for example from driving long running LFOs.
14) Added a 4MS Rotating Clock to drive periodic changes around the system as your base clock keeps ticking.
15) Added another switch by 2HP.
15) Not totally sold on this idea just yet, but I dropped the HexMix VCA for a Jumble Henge. You already have a good number of VCAs and attenuators, and while more generally doesn't hurt Jumble Henge (or Soundstage) help clarify a mix a lot without you having to fiddle with it too much, not to mention something like the VCA Matrix and the XPan into a Jumble Henge open up a lot of interesting possibilities.

Hope this provides some ideas and insight, let us know where you end up!


Hey guys !

Thank you for taking time to help me ! Really appreciate.

So i've started to study what you said and tried to make some changes with suggestions i liked.
I feel like it's a bit better but i also think it can be better.

a delay would be useful - consider an fx aid xl - it'll add delays, more 'normal' reverbs, lofi, phasers etc - definitely good for all stated genres - make sure to get the xl it has more modulation inputs and better ergonomics than the standard version

There was already a delay in the rack, Sarawejo. It looks cool to me but im not 100% sure for this one, i have to do more resarch. For now i work with external delays on my mixer.

a matrix mixer for mixing bits of modulation together to generate more interesting modulation - I like the doepfer (as it has full size knobs and space and is inexpensive) - but the instruo lion looks interesting

Very cool idea indeed, matrix mixers was still kind of blury to me. Would prefer the doepfer over the "touché-coulé" lion. Will definitely put one of those matrix mixer in my rack.

1) Serge Wave Multiplier >>>>>>>>> Serge Wave Shaper, stick with the former (I noticed it had fallen out of the rack)

Yes everybody says the VCM is better sounding and more polyvalent than the TWS, but to my ears i think the TWS will fit better with what i do, it looks more subtle, but i will also try the VCM for sure.

4) Disting rules, added one here.

Not for me :D I try to avoid this kind of modules, this is really not for me. I really dont like modules who can do everything or menu / sub menu modules, and i think i have enough menus with my eloquencer and pamela, so no Zadar too.

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Again thank you guys !