Experiments in modular beat making (Part 1)

While I enjoy using modular electronics to create ambient environments and harsh noise experiments, I really just want to make fun beats. This can be difficult depending on what equipment you have, especially if you want to add variety or develop song structure. A couple years ago while working at Verbos Electronics, I was talking drum machines with Mark and he recommended sampling the trigger output of my TR-626 onto my Akai MPC in order to expand my modular beat making abilities.

 TR-626 TRIG OUT

TR-626 TRIG OUT

Since doing this I have been using my MPC 1000 to trigger events throughout my modular system, and with standard 6 outputs on the 1000 it really adds a lot of variety. Currently I am using one output to advance my Verbos Voltage Multistage and another to trigger its strobe (reset), the other outputs are used to trigger envelopes and percussion modules. Below is a track I made with this setup.