However, my focus on the modular is twofold, to use it both as a recording instrument and take advantage of recording technology, and also to use it in a live, performance environment, without reliance on computer based systems. The live performance environment imposes some restrictions on the modular, namely the size and complexity of a system that can be transported, and this affects the types of sounds/patches that may be created on such a system. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as these limitations require the performer to focus on the strong abilities of the modular synthesizer and make use of them. The modular synth seems to be particularly suited to timbral exploration and is easily achievable in a smaller setup. In my particular case, with my penchant to create ambient/drone based music on the modular, this timbral exploration forms an integral part of these styles and is suited to further investigation as a live performance style.
And to close, here is a new track showcasing a couple of new modules that I recently received. This track is a single take, with no overdubs, and highlights the effectiveness of creating this type of music on the modular in a live situation.