I like the name of your rig as well, Ladytron
Lots of fun to be had with her!
I enjoyed reading your thoughts behind putting that specific configuration together. I will go ahead and give a little more background, answer your question and ask one or two more.
Not too long ago, I had about 15u of Euro, a Synton Fenix 2, TTSH & 1601 sequencer clone, Knas Ekdahl Polygamist and a few other musical devices (drum machines, Ciat Lonbarde, etc). I also have had Serge and Buchla modular systems. I have a 6+ years experience with Modulars and enjoy my time with them. As I evaluated my musical goals against my time available for creating and the gear I had to support the goals, I decided to make a change.
I sold a little more than half of the Euro, the Fenix 2 and a few of the other musical devices in order to go back to Buchla 200e. I have a full 18 space case - every module has preset recall functionality but there are a couple of modules from outside manufacturers that have cracked the preset functionality. This preset recall is critical to my goals: it supports the way I work and is a great tool when playing out live.
So, I currently have 6U + Euro in boxes. I need to decide whether to sell it all, sell most of it or put it to use in a way that is really different from the Buchla. Samples/Granular/more Typical Wavetables/subtractive synthesis are different from the Buchla. The Prophet X brings some of that to the table but at the end of the day - it seems like more than the sum of it’s parts and makes cool soundscapes, it is like a hardware Omnisphere. So, hardware Omnisphere is really my goal.
Here are my current why nots for putting this rig together:
Time spent learning SSP. How intuitive is it? I don’t intend to program/compile any VSTs or anything.
Could I meet my goals with what I already have? Between an iPad, Synstrom Deluge and Linnstrument (plus sampling from Omnisphere) can I work out a system for nicely stacked soundscapes? I think I can and the solution be smaller and cost way less - actually net me money since I would sell more Euro.
Here are my reasons why I could see myself going this route:
I am sure this would be more fun, it would be more inspiring and ultimately make cooler sounds.
I am not a massive fan of the Deluge that I have. So far, I just haven’t been engaged with using it. So, I would really be looking at an iPad solution since I don’t see other hardware that would meet my wants here.
This system would stand on it’s own. I would be cross-patchable with the Polygamist, TTSH, DFAM, Boog Model D. So, I would have a nice counterpoint to all of those analog devices.
2DJs: to answer your question- in the attached potential rack, other sound sources are Manis Iteratis and BIA fromNoise Engineering as well as the Three Sister since it can be used as a Sine wave Oscillator. I have other sounds sources not pictured above like an MI Elements and Mannequins Mangrove. I also have an Audio Damage Odio which is a fun way to get iPad audio into a system. I am looking to keep this to a reasonable size so the rack is 208 hp total.