oh for sure modular hardware patching is different....
my point was, for those that dont even have that, its even harder.... e.g. you need to understand how to patch a VCA/ENV/audio together... which is not intuitive in hardware either, until its explained how CV and audio interact
anyway, back to your case...
given you have this experience , Id highly recommend you look at the tutorials, in particular how a mono voice is patches, this should look very familiar to you . ... so look at that, then recreate yourself.
(this builds on what you already know)
then you just need to slowly extend its, add a small thing to it.
heres an example of how to build up :
- take the tutorial 6 (evenlopes)
- use it, see what it does, then try to get a bit of an understanding of what it does,
- now look to add axo control to it
- add my object tb/ctrl/axoc/bigknobs
- disconnect the midi pitch , and replace it by the output 1 from bigknobs
(notice pitch is now controlled by knob 1)
- add tb/ctrl/axoc/switches
- replace the triggers to the envelope with the switch output
viola, you have now converted a patch to use axoc - easy
really, just like learning hardware modulars, patching is about 'doing' , the more you do , the more you learn.
its really not hard, its just practice....
and just like modulars, initially start small, connect a few wires, work out what works, what doesn't... you cant break anything ... before you know it , you'll have a huge tangle of cables
also given you know modulars, perhaps focus on similar patches initially, just to get your feet under the table with something your familiar with , then you can branch out from there.
another tip: many objects have help patches, so right click -> help, and they demonstrate how to use the object.
(some are better than others )