The modular synthesizer started off as the only way to create a synthesized sound back in the 1960’s. It became less prominent as affordability, compact size and digital control reached critical mass. However, its existence has seen a new resurgence. Even though for some it never went away.
There is a new and wider interest amongst developers to build, as well as buyers for the modular synthesizer. There is a clear objective to continue building them. There are also thousands of musicians interested in getting back to routing patch cables in complex new ways, as well as working with discrete circuitry. So, you can imagine the excitement of hearing about a new documentary called- Modular: The Documentary.
Their Facebook page details the production of a new documentary film on the history, demise and rebirth of a technological marvel that changed music history: the modular synthesizer. For more information and lots of pictures on the documentary visit their Facebook page here.
Here is a teaser video for you:
MODULAR: a new documentary about the history, decline and rebirth of an iconic instrument that changed music forever: the modular synthesizer.