Our friends at Bastl Instruments / Noise Kitchen are preparing a modular synth tutorial with their usual charm, friendliness, and directness.
And, if your native language happens to be Czech, this is absolutely the video tutorial you’ve been waiting for! If you don’t, though, there are English subtitles. (And, of course, the occasional recognition of a word or two by hearing.)
The name sounds cool in Czech, too: Patcheni!
And host Nikol already has an advantage over … well, almost every other tutorial on modular synthesis I’ve seen:
1. The tutorials are beginner-friendly.
2. They’re short.
3. They’re cheery.
4. They don’t ramble on and on and on… (hey, to be fair, making tutorials is hard!)
Teaser at top, and on to the first video – which is superb:
Now, modular is all well and good, but sometimes it’s fun to have an all-in-one box – and it can often fit the budget nicely.
So, don’t feel left out if you’re not taking the modular plunge. Bastl also have a terrific update to the firmware of their grungy, glitchy, good-time granular giant the MicroGranny:
More on this great box:
Lots of variants, and now you can buy them all direct:
East coast synthesis? West coast synthesis?
Next week, we’ll have a photo journal of our trip to Brno, CZ, home of Bastl and their new Noise Kitchen store. And don’t miss this amazing drum machine organ thing, a Communist-era relic that can nonetheless amaze any synth builder today.