A modular synthesizer is a collection of discrete electronic components that each have a specific function. These components referred to as ‘modules’ are connected to each other using patch cables which allow voltage to travel between them. By connecting various modules, the user can construct unique signal paths capable of producing complex synthesized sounds. Sound can be explored in infinite ways by simply adding more modules or patch cables.
So why modular synthesis? Modular is the most open-ended musical format in the world; users control the flow and the story. When someone investigates modular synthesis, they’re absorbed in a “state of connectivity” that expands creative thinking and inspires problem solving.