Learning Modular is creating clear, in-depth content to help you master your modular synth
105

patrons

$845
per month


Mastering modular synthesizers can be a challenge: There are well over a thousand different modules to choose from, and all too few are intuitive to use. I want to help you gain a deeper understanding of the modules you own, and make better purchase decisions when you decide to add to your system. I already have four Learning Modular Synthesis courses online, am co-writing a book on modular synthesis, and have a web site with additional information such as a glossary for beginners.

This Patreon page is the next level. Here I share module deep-dives and general synthesis techniques. The videos and articles I create are not just simple unboxings or filter sweeps; I spend a lot of time with my electrical & software engineer hats on learning how each module works, then explain the important bits to you. Along the way I share multiple ideas of how to use it in your own sounds and music, as well as reaching into the past for a bit of history. Learning Modular Patrons get exclusive additional material on modular synthesis, plus see exclusive videos for a variety of modules. I also bounce ideas off of you for new projects I am working on (such as Patch & Tweak, the new modular synthesis book I'm helping write), and in general share my thoughts on modular synthesis based on my many years playing and designing these beasts. This is also a great community where you can feel free to ask questions and share.

So who the heck am I? I learned synthesis as a teenager in the late 70s on a modular Steiner-Parker Synthasystem. A PAiA modular was my college dorm companion; shortly after graduating, I landed an engineering job at Sequential Circuits where I created Vector Synthesis, and went on to work for Digidesign, Tom Oberheim, and Roland. During this time I wrote for Music Technology and Keyboard magazines, was Technical Chairman of the MIDI Manufacturers Association, and taught synthesis at UCLA Extension. After a few-decade detour with my wife (& fellow synthesist) through Hollywood creating graphics for films, broadcast, and corporate events, I’m back into modular synthesis, happily sharing what I know with users both new and old. Thank you for helping me share.
Tiers
+1 Volt/Octave Control Voltage
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Your support is greatly appreciated! in exchange, you will be receiving:
  • excellent karma
  • early or exclusive access to posts on synthesis concepts
  • my monthly email newsletter from LearningModular.com
+5 Volt Gate & Trigger
$5 or more per month 53 patrons
In addition to the +1v/Oct benefits above, in exchange for your ongoing support you will also receive:
  • access to my Eurorack Expansion online course
  • exclusive informational posts for all of my new module videos
  • additional exclusive module videos
  • other random perks, such as first crack at any modules I’m selling
+12 Volt Power
$12 or more per month 39 patrons
In addition to the +1v/Oct and +5v Gate benefits above, you will receive access to all of my modular synthesis courses on LearningModular.com for as long as you remain a supporter at this level.
+/–12 Volt, 24 Amp Mega-Power
$24 or more per month 8 of 12 patrons
In addition to everything above, with this level of support I’ll give you direct, personal advice on what modules to consider next for your own system, based on what you have now, your plans, and the modules I know. You’ll also a signed copy of the Alias Zone/Lucid Dreams CD I produced and performed on, AFIM’s winner of the Best Independent Electronic / Ambient release back in 2003.
Goals
$600 – reached! per month
With this many joining the Learning Modular Patreon Tribe, it will be that much easier for me to buy additional gear & create videos for you. +5 Volt and above members will get to choose one module each month for me to acquire and record instructional videos of. And remember: if I decide not keep it, you get first crack at buying it off me as well.
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Mastering modular synthesizers can be a challenge: There are well over a thousand different modules to choose from, and all too few are intuitive to use. I want to help you gain a deeper understanding of the modules you own, and make better purchase decisions when you decide to add to your system. I already have four Learning Modular Synthesis courses online, am co-writing a book on modular synthesis, and have a web site with additional information such as a glossary for beginners.

This Patreon page is the next level. Here I share module deep-dives and general synthesis techniques. The videos and articles I create are not just simple unboxings or filter sweeps; I spend a lot of time with my electrical & software engineer hats on learning how each module works, then explain the important bits to you. Along the way I share multiple ideas of how to use it in your own sounds and music, as well as reaching into the past for a bit of history. Learning Modular Patrons get exclusive additional material on modular synthesis, plus see exclusive videos for a variety of modules. I also bounce ideas off of you for new projects I am working on (such as Patch & Tweak, the new modular synthesis book I'm helping write), and in general share my thoughts on modular synthesis based on my many years playing and designing these beasts. This is also a great community where you can feel free to ask questions and share.

So who the heck am I? I learned synthesis as a teenager in the late 70s on a modular Steiner-Parker Synthasystem. A PAiA modular was my college dorm companion; shortly after graduating, I landed an engineering job at Sequential Circuits where I created Vector Synthesis, and went on to work for Digidesign, Tom Oberheim, and Roland. During this time I wrote for Music Technology and Keyboard magazines, was Technical Chairman of the MIDI Manufacturers Association, and taught synthesis at UCLA Extension. After a few-decade detour with my wife (& fellow synthesist) through Hollywood creating graphics for films, broadcast, and corporate events, I’m back into modular synthesis, happily sharing what I know with users both new and old. Thank you for helping me share.

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Tiers
+1 Volt/Octave Control Voltage
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Your support is greatly appreciated! in exchange, you will be receiving:
  • excellent karma
  • early or exclusive access to posts on synthesis concepts
  • my monthly email newsletter from LearningModular.com
+5 Volt Gate & Trigger
$5 or more per month 53 patrons
In addition to the +1v/Oct benefits above, in exchange for your ongoing support you will also receive:
  • access to my Eurorack Expansion online course
  • exclusive informational posts for all of my new module videos
  • additional exclusive module videos
  • other random perks, such as first crack at any modules I’m selling
+12 Volt Power
$12 or more per month 39 patrons
In addition to the +1v/Oct and +5v Gate benefits above, you will receive access to all of my modular synthesis courses on LearningModular.com for as long as you remain a supporter at this level.
+/–12 Volt, 24 Amp Mega-Power
$24 or more per month 8 of 12 patrons
In addition to everything above, with this level of support I’ll give you direct, personal advice on what modules to consider next for your own system, based on what you have now, your plans, and the modules I know. You’ll also a signed copy of the Alias Zone/Lucid Dreams CD I produced and performed on, AFIM’s winner of the Best Independent Electronic / Ambient release back in 2003.