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Post by kimu » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:10 am

Just ordered one powered MN skiff :banana: :banana:

To host a (al most) full MN system


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Post by wirelesswine » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:02 am

Just received mine from Control. Nicely made and finished well.

I like the extra 1hp+ as I have a double andore in it and I managed to fit a nano rand in the extra space.

I also fit the Audio Damage Odio on the outside of the power supply along with a disting so that works. Can't fit it over the main board of course.

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This just in ....

Post by cxraig » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:14 am

Also possibly of some relevance:

http://www.roland.ca/products/syr-e84/features/

I have no idea on the price, but as one of the bigger players in the synth biz, it's possible that Roland might decide to be "disruptive" and price this very sweetly.

Or not - so far, none of Roland's Eurorack offerings seem "low-cost" (to me, anyway!).

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Post by nolongerhuman » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:41 pm

I appreciate the explanation, and it does make sense. I've noticed some manufacturers err on the larger side for their panels and some (Intellijel in my experience) seem to err towards the smaller side.

Either way, I actually got it set up quite comfortably on my desk, it's a nice solid case, and is a very smart looking design. That light up logo is just swanky. Love it.

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Re: This just in ....

Post by Entrainer » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:08 am

cxraig wrote:Also possibly of some relevance:
http://www.roland.ca/products/syr-e84/features/
It's missing 20HP.

I understand 84HP when making 19" racks but once you are in a tabletop format?

Love that the new MakeNoise Skiff doesn't require a 4HP power module.
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Post by kimu » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:13 am

maybe to remain inside the allowed dimension for flights ?
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Post by Entrainer » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:28 am

kimu wrote:maybe to remain inside the allowed dimension for flights ?
That's a good point.
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Post by Plumbstone » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:10 am

Pre-orders for SYR-E84 priced at £289 in UK...

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Post by Flohr » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:19 am

Not sure what all this stuff about Roland has to do with the Make Noise skiffs. There are other threads for the Roland stuff. :youkids:

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Post by rew_ » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:32 am

I am brand-brand new to modular and this skiff drastically simplified housing/power equation, which had always been a barrier to entry both in terms of cost and configuration/variety.

Plus it looks slick.

My only complaint is that it did not come packaged with MakeNoise stickers to slap on my laptop, which I thought was the entire point of eurorack to begin with.

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Post by High Wolf » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:16 am

rew_ wrote: My only complaint is that it did not come packaged with MakeNoise stickers to slap on my laptop, which I thought was the entire point of eurorack to begin with.
:hihi:

At the opposite of that, I think that the lightened Make Noise logo is borderline (for my taste). A tiny bit invasive I feel like. Now I haven't seen it in real so maybe it's not that bad, but now I feel like if playing a show in semi dark then the logo must be highly noticeable, to say the least. No problem with Make Noise though, love them, happy to support them.

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Post by kineticturtle » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:31 am

High Wolf wrote: At the opposite of that, I think that the lightened Make Noise logo is borderline (for my taste). A tiny bit invasive I feel like. Now I haven't seen it in real so maybe it's not that bad, but now I feel like if playing a show in semi dark then the logo must be highly noticeable, to say the least. No problem with Make Noise though, love them, happy to support them.
The illumination is pleasant but subtle! It's nice having an obvious indicator of power when working with a bunch of unlit modules.

As for Roland, I'm assuming they did an 84HP case because all their modules are 21hp, and four of them will fit perfectly in the case. 95 and 106 HP cases would be odd sizes.
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Post by Hovercraft » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:35 am

Just ordered the powered skiff as my first case. The simplicity is great, but any suggestions for transporting the rack? It would be nice if there was an optional cover or padded case.

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Post by High Wolf » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:32 am

+ 1 on transportation question

Also, now available at Schneider!

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Post by kineticturtle » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:42 am

I'm totally in love with my skiff, except for one thing - the power connector is super loose, and it only takes a nudge to momentarily disconnect the entire case. What's the deal with that?
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Post by VortexRanger » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:47 am

kineticturtle wrote:I'm totally in love with my skiff, except for one thing - the power connector is super loose, and it only takes a nudge to momentarily disconnect the entire case. What's the deal with that?
Hi kineticturtle, that sounds like a problem for which you should e-mail technical@makenoisemusic.com.
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Post by doof » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:07 pm

Hovercraft wrote:Just ordered the powered skiff as my first case. The simplicity is great, but any suggestions for transporting the rack? It would be nice if there was an optional cover or padded case.
+2, I'd love to pick one up to bring a few modules on my upcoming flight, but without a cover or padded case it's a no-go.

To those who have one, even with a cover would it still be a bit fragile for an overhead compartment?

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Post by nolongerhuman » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:43 pm

The Moog padded Theremin Case fits exceptionally well, with room for patch cables in a second pocket :) I just carried the powered skiff in carry on for a show in L.A. last weekend in it, and was very pleased.

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Post by Kevdino » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:44 pm

nolongerhuman wrote:The Moog padded Theremin Case fits exceptionally well, with room for patch cables in a second pocket :) I just carried the powered skiff in carry on for a show in L.A. last weekend in it, and was very pleased.

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This seems like a great idea. I was on the fence about picking up this skiff, however, if this case is readily available, then I might change my mind! Thanks for the great idea.

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Post by High Wolf » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:33 am

Received my skiff today, but no screws included...I got a bunch of M3 but it doesn't work, you know, it's very loose...I hope someone (either Make Noise or the shop I ordered it from) will send some as I can't really use it like this, which sucks.

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Post by High Wolf » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:00 am

Make noise technical support instantly replied so that's good

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Post by crowsbelikecaw » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:02 pm

nolongerhuman wrote:Just got mine in from Control in NY.

This is likely, maybe a personal thing... but it's bugging me. It's not 104hp. It's technically... 105.75 hp. That means no matter what I am going to have a hole somewhere in the row. I think the reason is because the screws holding the end panels on are screwed into the rail, so, total available rail clearance, assuming that the module on each end has a screw hole dead on the end, the available rail clearance is likely 104. However, with exactly 104hp of modules, here is the gap:

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Any suggestions?

That gap bugged me at first, too. (The explanation makes sense, however.) I have a CLOUDS at that end, which has enough room on the panel to easily slide all the way over, so I solved it by sticking 1hp blank in a spot where I thought I could use a little finger room anyway. Most of what was left was evened out by butting the modules back together fairly loosely. Worked out great. Satisfied. Win-win. (Attached.)
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Post by kineticturtle » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:51 pm

I put a 4ms buff mult back in my system to handle the extra 1u, but I've yet to spread the modules out to see if I can make up the rest of the .75 left over.
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Post by High Wolf » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:42 am

High Wolf wrote:Received my skiff today, but no screws included...I got a bunch of M3 but it doesn't work, you know, it's very loose...I hope someone (either Make Noise or the shop I ordered it from) will send some as I can't really use it like this, which sucks.
Quick update on this : both Make Noise and Schneidersladen have been very reactive and nice, replacement screws are supposed to be shipped today, less than 24hrs after I notified them with this issue. Very good service. :tu:

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Post by kineticturtle » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:19 pm

VortexRanger wrote:
kineticturtle wrote:...power connector is super loose...
Hi kineticturtle, that sounds like a problem for which you should e-mail technical@makenoisemusic.com.
MakeNoise got this going! A+++ service.

My new plan for filling the case is modifying one of my RYO modules to take up 3.75U instead of 4, to fill the whole thing up. Will report back...
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