1 Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular
2 Korg Volca Modular
3 Tangible Waves AE modular starter rack
4 Behringer Crave
Semi-modular devices were a big story last year, and the trend continues. Behringer’s delivered a few budget showstoppers (notably last year’s Neutron); the Crave is rumoured to be under £140. Out later this year, it has one VCO, 32-step sequencer, a classic ladder filter and 16-voice poly chain.
£tbc. buy here.
5 Erica Synths Techno System
If you’re the kind of person who has an RV to themselves at Burning Man, your entry to modular probably starts here. The Techno System has 15 modules that cover every base. Modular buffs might turn their noses up, but if you just want to patch cables and make tunes, your conscience is clear.
£3,899, buy here.
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