Hello I’m Sean, born in Detroit, living in San Francisco and working as a sound pro. I have been a Modular synth freak for around 30 years and have been lucky enough to play on a wide range of classics and even work for a few notable synth companies and sold a lot of used stuff including circuit bendable toys at the MIT Flea.
Currently I am in the final stages of reconditioning a Kurzweil K2000 with full memory, USBfloppy, and SCSIsdDrive. Just waiting to buy the new bright screen.
I have been working with the Nord Modulars for around 12 yrs. First with the Micromodular which I still miss and later trading it in for a Nord G2 Engine. I am looking to start building an Axoloti setup to replace my Nord Modular Engine for playing out Live. I never had the nerve to do Modular Music gigs with my Nord G2 Engine because it was always too unique, useful, and rare. I want to stop treating it as sacred and get the Axoloti to hopefully be the set of modules that I want to play every day and everywhere.
The first mod I would like to do is a sort of Drum machine workstation version using a Beatstep for fingerpads but maybe drum trigger ins as well. Mount it in a fold open case and have a touchscreen tablet to run the editing software portably when you fold it open. I also have the guts to an Oberheim Drummer Perfx that I can put in for a fun sequencer source…that card can hold a lot of drum samples. But this is the kind of modular drum machine I have always wanted to make. The Low latency possible is very exciting in this particular application.
The other two projects I’d like are simpler.
One is putting an Axoloti in an existing keyboard like my Nord –red colored Axiom 49 or the Akai Max25. Somehow that red is cooler.
The third is a simple small boxing with Mic in and a few pots for control, to play w/ my keytar or windcontroller, basic FX etc. Maybe a Mic stand mount.
I figure with the three Axoloti they would be more than enough live modular gigging power that I could even busk with and not have to worry so much.