I think I’ve decided against building the modular synth. I started tallying up the number of modules I would want, and the cost started to look pretty scary. If I think of the synth as a tool to create music, I could better spend that money on things that would be more musical. I’m going to build a composer’s desk first — a desk with a space for a MIDI keyboard and rack-mounted synthesizers. Perhaps even a little music stand so that Anna can play piano. This will make the studio a more pleasant place to be creative in.
Speaking of which, I’ve been working on a film score demo. I’m writing it in the “Media Ventures” style, home to composers Hans Zimmer and Harry Griegson-Williams. I think I even have a part for Anna to sing. I’ll post it in the music section when I’m happy with it.