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how many oscillators have you got...

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... as a percentage of width units? ;)

I've got a 44 space system, and 4 oscillators, so 9%.

I see that the standard 44 system has 6 oscillators (13.6%). The 66 system has 7 (and only 4 VCAs). Why so many? My guess is, the reason is those oscillators also functions as LFO. (If I count my dual LFO I have 6 oscillators).

With 6 oscillators you can stack them to get a really fat sound. But you could also have a drone or a bass of two oscillators, and still have enough left for a fat lead sound.
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I have a 90 space system with six Q106 oscillators (12 spaces) and a Dual Waveform Generator (Buchla 258 clone) from Sputnik Audio (2 spaces). So, not counting LFOs, I have 8 oscillators in 14 spaces, using 15.6% of a 90-space system.

However, taking LFOs into account, I also have two SSL Tap Tempo LFOs (2 spaces each) and a Megaohm LFO Two (1 space), so that's another 4 oscillators and 5 spaces for a total of 18 oscillators in 19 spaces (21%).

Then there are the modules which are not oscillators per-se but either can be used as oscillators, can self-oscillate or have a built-in oscillator: I think all of my filters except the Q127 FFB can self oscillate and I have seven (Q107, Q150, Q107A, Delta, 2xCdS and Mankato). I have a Sputnik Dual Function Generator that produces loopable envelopes, the Q157 SH++ has a built-in LFO, my two Ardcores could be programmed to produce LFOs, and even the Q119 Sequencer could be used as a very expensive LFO. But I'm sure that's not what the OP mean and these are resources that are rarely used as oscillators - with one exception, one of my Megaohm CdS is my go-to kick-drum generator.

I think 4 VCOs are ideal for a 44-space system. That's what I had when my system was that big (see pic below) and I squeezed 3 or 4 voices out of it. I very rarely stack more than two oscillators. My modular approach is having multiple voices rather than one single huge-ass sound. But lately I've been interested in drones, so I might just try doing a 6 VCO patch into 3 different filters or something.

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I have an 88 space system with six Dotcom VCOs. Plus a MU format Plaits and an MU format MOTM E350 wavetable osc, eight audio oscs total.

Plus twelve non-dotcom LFOs - four MOTM 390 Dual LFOs and a SSL Quad LFO.
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Is it ok if I don’t feel like mathing a percent?

132 spaces (4 rows of 3 x Box11) with 6 dotcoms, 2 corsynth, and 2 Woven Spirits (because I don’t like modular? :hihi: ). I have a lot of duplication of filters (stereo patching), logic, and sequencers. Not the typical balance of modules, and not a good balance of modules. It’s not intended as such. Big pile of tools to do what I feel like doing.
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4 x Q106
2 x C104
1 x 1420 Scat-Talker
1 x FSFX 102 (Clouds)
1 x Steiner Microcon (Voice)
2 x MOTM-300
1 x Polyphonic Resonator (Rings)
3 x Slim-VCO-B (Oakley)
1 x vco-v2 (Curetronic)
1 x vco-light-v2 (Curetronic)

The system has 77 modules in a soon to be 132 spaces cabinet.
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Thanks! Here are the percentages (VCO / spaces)

44 standard-system 6 osc:.............13.6%
66 standard-system 7 osc:.............10.6%

kdjupdal: 44 spaces 6 osc:............13.6%
fac: 90 spaces 12 osc:...................13.3%
Dave Peck: 88 spaces 20 osc:........22.7%
commoner: 132 spaces 10 osc:.......7.6%
erroraudio: 132 spaces 17 osc:.....12.9%

I first thought that 6 q106 was a lot in the 44 system - but since that includes LFOs it's reasonable.
Dave Peck wins with 20 oscillators in 88 spaces!
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Aww, I lost. By a wide margin. :waah:
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7 oscillators in 78 MU.
6 LFO'S
22 MU of sequencers (Mostly STG)
5 VCA
4 Filters
6 VC envelopes
6 Mixers
Buncha other stuff.
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