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Bespoke Synth 1.0 – open-source software modular synthesizer

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    Https:// I'll have to try Bespoke as well ...
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    While I have used modern DAWs in recent years, the music making tool I've used the most was Jeskola Buzz[1], it's a weird mix of music tracker[1] and modular setup[2] (but not modular in the same way a modular synth works, you connect "machines" such as sequencer->generator->effect->[more effects]->mixer). This was when I was a "poor" student and I couldn't spend money on music. Later I could afford real...
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