« on: April 03, 2012, 12:16:03 pm »
Yes, that is one really appealing aspect of Kyma to me, as well. I am taking my time with it and enjoying the ride. I did have an experience early on with it like someone who is afraid of heights and ooks down -- panic and discouragement! Do try one in person, though. Even the older Capybara hardware, which I have (with expansion cards), is endless fun. They sometimes come on the secondhand market for a good price.
Some of the conventions and design of the NM editor remind me of the Serge, actually! I learned so much about synthesis and using modulars in a musical context from working with the NM. However, I found I was spending a lot of time on the G2 trying to achieve a certain sound that I found was much easier to achieve with analog hardware. So, I invested in some Blacet modules and found an Evenfall Mini Modular on the secondhand market and that was that. Eventually, I had the opportunity to get a couple of used Serge panels, and since it had always been a dream to try them, I sold off a lot of things to afford them.
So, I obviously love the modular workflow, too, and sitting down at a (usually) blank slate is inspiring to me. For the sounds I like to make I found that a medium-sized analog modular was the way to go and I have been really happy with it. Still, the Nord Modulars are so fun to use and I really like the raw sound of the original Nord Modular.