There's something to be said for mastering the amazing sounds and complex programming of modular synths. In fact, to become a true craftsman, you must hone your craft and devote many hours (and money) to building and mastering your equipment. All in order to be able to instantly break through this golden mean. Nah Skip it all. That's where the DV8 shines. The DV8 delivers the sound, power, and creativity of modularity (and more) without the extra budget and time-consuming programming.