One of the great things about video games from the eighties and nineties, apart from the addictive gameplay that many of them had, are the soundtracks.

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As most effects pedals are designed for guitars, which by nature are low-output passive devices, you need to be careful when using them with your modular synths. However, with the right pedals and some know-how, you can quickly create unique sounds, that are very hard to replicate without using the same hardware.
As nice as it would be for inspiration to strike while you are in your home studio in front of your walls of modular synths, this is unfortunately not always the case. Inspiration can strike when you expect it the least and often when you are nowhere near your collection of large synths. Sometimes you also have to step outside your studio and venture forth into the world, but thankfully this no longer means that you can't take a synthesizer along.
While it is certainly possible to build a complete synth from scratch if you have the technical know-how, there are also a number of do-it-yourself kits available on the market.

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