So, last week I completed operation flog-all-my-hardware- and-buy-a-Nord-Modular-G2. It's a pesky time-absorber (you build synths out of lego-style modules on the computer, then play and tweak them in the hardware). Here [1.7mb mp3] is my first creation, a very basic beatbox (just two sounds) surrounded by delays and pitch shifters and feedback loops. There's a great forum at Electro-Music, where really clever people do geeky-but-cool things like recreating the 'Funky Drummer' loop without using any samples. This [85k mp3] is what they arrived at.