“Whatever work you undertake to do in your lifetime, it is very important that first you have a passion for it — you know, get excited about it — and second, that you have fun with it. That’s important. Otherwise, you see, your work becomes nothing but an idle chore. Then, you hate the life you live. ” Julius Sumner Miller
I’ll never forget the first time I’ve discovered VCV Rack. For those of you who are not familiar with VCV Rack, it’s a free and open source virtual modular synthesizer, and it’s awesome! Anyway, I was so happy that I found VCV, I wrote directly my old synthesis teacher and told him about it. Never heard from him since…
A while back, I studied Electronic Music Production and Synthesis, but after a while deserted it and discovered Classical Music. I never liked working on tracks with all the cut\copy\ctrl+D\nudge\quantize and so on. It was counter-intuitive for me, and not inspiring what so ever, so I moved on to playing the piano and composing for piano, guitar, flute…
After a while, all of a sudden, this urge inside me was screaming to go play with synthesizers again and give it another shot. And then I discovered VCV Rack. How lucky am I…
So I fell in love with VCV Rack, with the way I compose music in VCV Rack, I fell in love with the modular environment, with all the different modules and crazy features, and I was lucky enough to get to know some really interesting people, fellow musicians, module developers, and synth-heads.
Slowly slowly I started having the urge to “get my hands dirty” and have more hands-on control so I got some hardware to play with. It started with the Midilar controller, a modular Midi controller designed to work with VCV Rack, then I got the Beatstep Pro, the Neutron, Keystep, O Coast, and around Superbooth 2019, I got my first case and the beautiful Morphagene from Make Noise. Since then I accumulated a few more modules, working with Vult, VoicAS, Arturia, and step by step I was building my live setup.
There are three things I love the most about modular. I love the fact that everything is always running, always there. You connect an oscillator to the output and it’s there, the sounds are there.
I also enjoy having everything right there for me, under my hands, sort of conducting an orchestra, bringing voices in and out.
The last thing I love about modular and VCV Rack is the community built around it. So many people share their music, their sounds, their ideas. Everyone is working together towards a single goal. Having fun.
So here I am, sharing my music and sounds, and also my ideas. I hope you will enjoy what you will find here. I know I do enjoy creating it all.
Cheers and have a good one!