[AH] Modular Reviews?

From John Papiewski
Sent Thu, Jan 22nd 1970, 01:00

Part of the EGRES website I've maintained for the past year or so has
been a list of web links to various modular synthesizer makers.  It's
truly amazing and wonderful to see the list grow and grow.  This must be
the Golden Age of Modulars - there are so many makes to choose from.
There's not many resources for the comparison shopper though. You can't
go to the local music store and spend an afternoon comparing a Doepfer
to a Serge, or any other make. With one or two exceptions, these
operations don't use dealerships.  A few years ago I was fortunate in
being geographically close to a modular synth owner who was willing to
let me try his system for a few hours, so I could have a better idea of
what I was getting into.
The analogue heaven archives are a good place to do research, looking
for people's opinions on different systems.
I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile to intentionally compile reviews
of different makes and post them as a web page.  These reviews should be
hopefully low on bias and drool factor - unfortunately all too common in
the magazine equipment reviews.
A CD, containing examples of several different makes, would be a very
cool thing too.
Any other ideas?

John P.