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Post by dataf1ow » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:36 am

I've stumbled across a few of these videos before becoming a lurker here. Very helpful in conceptualizing a system and what I'll need. Great resource.

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Post by dlk1100 » Wed May 03, 2017 10:59 am

Thanks for the great sticky!

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Post by thetaflux » Sun May 07, 2017 11:51 pm

:hail: :hail: :hail:

without stuff like this, we noobies would be completely f*cked. thank you!!!

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Post by Digarojr » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:13 pm

Very nice and helpful videos!

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Post by rupertwall » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:03 pm

these all helped me a ton, I like to say I'm going to know what I'm doing once I actually get my modular going but I have a feeling its going to be a long fun learning curve

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Modular Synth Custom Case

Post by alexandrecvl » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:22 am

Do you think this tool could be used to build modular cases?



It was originally idealized for stacked electronic boards. But I think that really cool modules could be done if one integrates them with your own front panels.

What do you think about this method? Since people like to design panels in Front Panel Express (frontpanelexpress.com) or MWF's Custom Panels (panels.mwf-services.com, which is cheaper and quality has no difference).

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Post by sam_schorb » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:15 am

Would i be alright just startign with a small case or do I need to get a big one?

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Post by alexandrecvl » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:44 am

I think it depends on how many modules you are planning to use. But, I think it shouldn't be too small. I would not make it too small and put blank panels to fill the empty spaces. They are not so expensive (a 10HP would cost less than 2 USD).

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Post by jwhiles » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:45 am

I want to get started in eurorack. I have picked up a couple of modules from ebay - and plan to start by using eurorack along side some semi modular equipment I already have. But I'm a little unsure what I should do about a case.

I've narrowed my options down to picking up either a happy ending kit, or the dreadbox 168 case. The happy ending kit is obviously a lot cheaper, but the dreadbox provides a lot more space and functionality.

Just looking for some thoughts and experience from people who have used either of these cases.

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Post by alexandrecvl » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:46 am

The happy ending kit does not seem to be a good idea. In fact, I think it is expensive. I do cases for electronics (box.mwf-services.com) and am able to charge much less than this including my profit. I would choose the dreadbox 168 case.

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Post by eeling » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:22 pm

thankyou flx ! :guinness:

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Post by eeling » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:53 pm

I would be interested to know more about using Euro modules to process external audio from instruments / microphones etc if that hasn't been covered somewhere in your series already?

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Case sizes/power

Post by zazzalina » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:59 pm

So I'm just getting started and I've seen a couple of cheap(ish) small cases on eBay but am also thinking that I should just get one larger one so I don't have to use two plug sockets - though would it be better to have two power sources rather than one, performance-wise, or does it not matter?

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Post by quicksound » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:38 pm

This is great flx - very helpful. I'm a complete newb with modular format synths and am just beginning to build my first few DIY modules. Thank you from the land down under!

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Post by Wibber » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:03 pm

really great vids thanks!

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Post by tallrobphilp » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:53 am

These kinds of videos are really helpful for us beginners so the effort is appreciated. It's an exciting but sometimes confusing new hobby!

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Post by lordymosh » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:09 am

Anybody have experience with this case?

https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/5578562 ... _gallery_5

Thinking of getting it as my first case with the Doepfer PSU3 option.

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Post by Wedoh » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:01 am

I am new to modular, thank you! Your videos helped a lot!
Just what I've been looking for.

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Post by GGeb » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:50 pm

Sooo usefuuull!! Thank you :wookie: :wookie:

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Post by jasonjasonson » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:28 am

not really new to modular, but a great place to discover new tricks!

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Post by auricom » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 am

incredibly helpful!
This calls for analog, ready the cat drive.

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Post by Inchworms » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:29 pm

Just watched them all, really helpful!

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Re: Case sizes/power

Post by quicksound » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:14 pm

zazzalina wrote:So I'm just getting started and I've seen a couple of cheap(ish) small cases on eBay but am also thinking that I should just get one larger one so I don't have to use two plug sockets - though would it be better to have two power sources rather than one, performance-wise, or does it not matter?
Zazzalina, A good idea is to check Modulargrid.net. You plan your system in the virtual rack and it tells you how much power you need. If you have a reasonable idea of how far you'll end up going with your rig (that's not very a very predictable task...!) it can at least give you a good estimate.

Personally, I'd overestimate in a large way, although I'm a beginner, so some of the seasoned pros might like to give you more of an idea.

HTH

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Post by howlingfang » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:27 pm

Thanks so much. I'm getting started exactly the way you suggested - go the Microbrute and now I'm about to build my case.

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Post by Oodo85 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:14 pm

Hey guys. Can I expand my system (power requirements accounted for) by using these to get more power connections/modules into my rack?

https://www.perfectcircuitaudio.com/fra ... cable.html

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