The Cinematic Laboratory

The MakeNoise Shared System

My favorite system until now is the MakeNoise Shared System. It’s a collection of legendary modules and some of them represent the best you can buy. For instance, it features the Maths function generator and the mighty Erbe-Verb reverb. Its characteristic organic sound comes from the DPO complex oscillator – but even more – from the musical Optomix low pass gate (LPG). This is a voltage controlled amplifier that changes

Your first module(s)

After buying over 800 HP of separate modules, I took a risk and got myself a MOOG Mother 32 and a DFAM. My path to the ultimate dream system would have been completely different if I got those first. For modular standards, they are totally completely incredible, and you’ll need a ton of modules to emulate them. I don’t own any MOOG stock, in fact, I looked down on the


Modular synthesizers are ridiculously expensive compared to running Ableton Live on your laptop and a midi controller. It’s often said that the PC can do much more than a modular, and yes, that’s true. If you like to create full songs and rich arrangements, the modular will feel limited, complex and alien. Modular synths don’t have a save button, they forget your sounds once the cables are removed. Most modular