To be completely honest, I'm having a bit of hard time working out what I actually want achieve with the modular synth. It's all good and fun to create melodic sequences and such, but when you really get down to it, I can write more interesting and complex musical material without using the modular. I spent several hours over the last couple of days working on large patch, with multiple melodic voices and patterns. While the results were reasonably satisfying, and fun to create, there remains a niggling feeling that I could create something similar, and more complex without the use of the modular. In some ways, it does feel like you're trying to push past the limitations of the modular format (difficulties with having multiple voices etc) and trying to things with it that are really beyond the scope of what the instrument was designed for (and what can be done far easier and sound almost as good using software), in trying to patch structured and melodic material with it. I'm starting to think that using the modular in the context of trying to create melodic/composed music (especially within the scope of the size of my setup, which limits the amount of complexity and diversity that can be achieved) is in some ways a disservice to the vast amount of sonic possibilities lurking within the format. While the melodic material can be pleasing to listen to, it pales when compared against composed music. It appears that structure, while possible in the modular realm, in my case would not be considered a strong suit. Rather, it would be the wealth of possibilities to be explored regarding timbres, sounds and noise that allows the modular to shine forth. Some of my more enjoyable experiments with the modular so far, have been in creating sounds that have little to no melodic meaning or formal structure. Sounds that would be extremely difficult to create through other means, yet within the facilities provided by the modular format, are within easy reach. Maybe it is time to switch focus in my experimentation with modular. To move away from trying to create complex, structured, melodic and harmonic patches, and start moving towards the vast sound-scape possibilities of synth noise!