Re: [AH] modular: where to start? -- Anyone want to rank some manufactur

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Quality: 5 (best)  top notch, and Grant is a genius. I kick myself for selling my modules back in the day...but that's how it goes.

Cost Effectiveness: 5 (best)   not cheap on a per-module basis, but  each module  has a TON of functionality, and the I believe all the 300 series modules can make some sort of sound on their own.

Otherwise,  if you want to start smaller/simpler, you can't go wrong with any of the euro- modulars. I haven't any experience with any of the 1/4" guys, so I can't comment on them (MOTM, .com , etc.)

Rob A.

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From: david l <>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2:04:05 PM
Subject: [AH] modular: where to start? -- Anyone want to rank some manufacturers?

I'm kind of in the same position as Matt's previous post (sadly minus the
EML-101 and the MS-20). I'm at the opening stages of building/assembling a
modular system and I was wondering, if people wouldn't also mind stating (or
ranking) manufactures in the area of quality and cost effectiveness. I know
this can vary from module to module but perhaps people would be interested
in ranking manufacturer's (we could try a 1-5 Likert Scale, five being the
best, one the worst). For example, one might say that the price
effectiveness (i.e. cheapness) of Doepfer modules is 4.5 out of 5 and
quality of sound and construction is 3.5 out of 5. I know this isn't the
most scientific method but it may help fill some knowledge gaps.

I don't want to trash any body's products (especially those on this list),
but such info would be helpful to us modular newbies. I know this is all
subjective but I'm interested anyway. Thanks for your time and bandwidth