So I had this idea of making animal sounds with the modular and it resulted in the ambient track Dagobah System, you can check it out here if you like...
The initial thought was to make an instance of the modular for every sound I needed, but then I thought what if...
So instead of making several modulate I made a couple of patterns with different presets on each. So how did I do that? Well the obvious answer is pattern automation. It is easier than it sounds but you need to know how to make your own presets of course :).
First thing you need to do is plan ahead very carefully, otherwise this method won't work. Here is the steps you need to take...
1. Select your weapon of choice (machine) sample based machines won't work here, you can not switch samples in the middle of a song anyway.
2. Now make a preset you like and make sure you are in pattern mode (not song mode).
3. Go to the pattern menu and select the pattern you want the preset to be used in.
4. Go back to the machine and press the record button (but don't press play).
5. Tap once on each control that will change during the song.
6. Press the record button again and your done with you first preset.
7. Now go back to the pattern editor and select another pattern.
Repeat the steps 2 to 7 until you have all the presets you need. You can do this procedure for as many presets you want, or at least how many patterns that are available.
When your done you can start making music with you new presets and you can even go in and edit your automations if you want. Please note that if you need the same preset on several patterns you need to do the record and tap thing for every one of them before you do any changes to the preset. If you look at the .caustic file of my Degobah System you see how I do it, but I'm sure you can do it on your own to.