The Water was hazy (see what we did there?) compared to Traffic's great video documentation. Now we get a similar, detailed exploration of J&OT's vector CV generator and how to it flows through patches.
It's nice inside the world of 4/4; you get steady rhythms and a natural foundation for electronic music. If you dare to venture outside those safe confines, there's a world of alternate grooves and interesting polyrhythms. Let's watch as Omri Cohen uses VCV Rack to approach the technique of patching different time signatures in modular.
Building your modular synth is a very personal experience. You can get as tiny as having a solo DATA in a 3D printed enclosure w/ Befaco's ChikiPower. You can dominate a room with something like a Double 21U Artist Series Needham case. Or, you can seek out a well-considered middle ground. Let's check out Domi Fotaro's path down that third road.
Befaco has been seriously busy this summer, but somehow they let us sneak through the front door for a visit at their Barcelona HQ. Come with us on a tour of their facility and a deep dive on the nostalgia inducing multi-effects module: FX Boy.
Come with us to Barcelona as we sit down for an ~18 minute conversation with Domingo from Jasmine & Olive Trees. We cover everything from the origins of J&OT to developing their first module Traffic – 3-channel trigger-based CV controller that's about to be best friends with any macro oscillators in your rack.
Modular Bias — mod⋅u⋅lar /mɔdjulər/ bi⋅as /'baɪəs/ — (n) a partiality that prevents objective consideration of making electronic music without modular or semi-modular hardware.
In celebration of the upcoming Patch-On // REVERB patch-challenge video we talk about the show, the scene, and the mind behind one of the most important creative outlets in our global modular community.