“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
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!) I was so happy that I found something like this, I wrote directly to my old synthesis teacher and told him about it. Never heard from him since…
A few years ago, 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 whatsoever, so I moved on to playing the piano and composing for piano, guitar, flute…
After a while, this urge inside me was screaming to go back experimenting with synthesizers and sounds, 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 composition possibilities in VCV Rack, with all the different modules and crazy features, and on top of this, I was lucky enough to get to know some really interesting people, fellow musicians, module developers, and synth-heads.
Three things I love the most about VCV Rack. 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. There is no stop\pause\move\cut\copy, everything is happening in real time, just like music does.
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 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, creating sounds, and music
So here I am, sharing my music and sounds, and also my ideas. I create music with VCV Rack and combine it with other synths and instruments, c
I hope you will enjoy what you will find here. I know I do enjoy creating it all.
Cheers and have a good one!