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Post by Accelra » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:11 am

Kevdino wrote:
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.
To follow up on this amazing suggestion, I can confirm that the Moog Theremini Gig Bag is also a perfect solution for fitting the Make Noise Powered Skiff. I couldn't find the other bag (Moog might of discontinued it).

It differs from the the other bag but has an external zipped pocket like that one:

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It also has a nifty velcro closed section in the top half of the internal bag that is great for storing cables, etc.

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Here is where I got mine form: http://www.thomann.de/gb/moog_theremini_gigbag.htm

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Post by justintonation » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:27 am

I just got a makenoise skiff and it looks great!

I have not bought any modules yet. One question. What is the maximum depth of modules the case can accommodate?

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Post by sullenbay » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:05 am

From the Make Noise site:

Internal Depth for modules:
2" over bus board, 2.56"

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Post by restlessboy » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:36 am

People using the theremin bag for the skiff.... Are you able to zip it up with the system patched at all?

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Post by Ptbarnum » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:47 am

kineticturtle wrote:
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...
What was the fix? Having the same issue. Thanks!

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Post by fwheel » Tue May 03, 2016 7:19 am

restlessboy wrote:People using the theremin bag for the skiff.... Are you able to zip it up with the system patched at all?
I'm curious about this too, has anyone tried it yet?

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Post by davidjames » Thu May 12, 2016 10:37 am

Mine arrived yesterday. I was hopeful that I could have the case oriented so that it would zip while patched, but its not deep enough. Here's a pic, this is the only way to fit the case into the bag. I'm only planning on using this for a controller skiff but since my larger case is out of commission, I have to have a full voice, so now I have to re-patch it when i get to the gig. Otherwise I'm super happy with this setup.

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Post by rhythmdial » Thu May 12, 2016 11:32 am

that soft case looks great for the skiff! 104HP right?

I have the 104HP skiff, powered by uZeus so far and its been great, nice step up from a tiptop hek and a nicely stable desktop setup for my modules.

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Post by davidjames » Fri May 13, 2016 4:09 pm

Yep, thats the MN 104hp skiff. fits really well and took a bunch of NYC subway rides yesterday.

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Post by jonne74 » Sat May 14, 2016 4:11 am

It should have the CV-bus as an option. I'd buy it instantly.

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Post by chasenz » Sat May 14, 2016 10:52 am

davidjames wrote:Mine arrived yesterday. I was hopeful that I could have the case oriented so that it would zip while patched, but its not deep enough. Here's a pic, this is the only way to fit the case into the bag. I'm only planning on using this for a controller skiff but since my larger case is out of commission, I have to have a full voice, so now I have to re-patch it when i get to the gig. Otherwise I'm super happy with this setup.

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That looks super slick! Same idea here, gonna use it as a controller. Cant wait to get one!

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Post by poorness » Fri May 20, 2016 8:29 am

Oddly enough, my Skiff appears to be a full 106HP. I know several others stated it was 105+ due to the position of the rail screws. Got that.

But here's a pic of my Skiff fully loaded...
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Unless my math is wrong, I'm getting a full 106 HP worth of modules in there. I realize I have 2 blanks, but still...
  • 4MS Row Power 30 = 4HP
    Pittsburgh Modular MIDI2 = 6HP
    Make Noise blank = 4HP
    Synthrotek MST Noise/S&H = 4HP
    Mutable Instruments Braids = 16HP
    Pittsburgh Modular Waveforms = 10HP
    Pittsburgh Modular Mult = 2HP
    SSF Mixmode = 6HP
    Intellijel µMod II = 6HP
    Pittsburgh Modular LFO2 = 6HP
    Erica Black EG/LFO = 10HP
    Make Noise blank = 6HP
    Doepfer A-124 = 8HP
    Doepfer A-132-3 = 8HP
    Synthrotek DLY = 4HP
    WMD Pro Output = 6HP
    Total = 106HP
It seems to have plenty of room for everything. Nothing is contacting the sides. It's packed, but I didn't have to force anything in there.

Maybe I got a "defective" Skiff or maybe one (or more) of my modules is a little bit narrow. Weird. :eek:
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Post by nordheim » Sat May 21, 2016 8:53 am

dont know if other 104's will do this but the mn skiff fits well on top of an old ms20 well too! :D Image

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Post by carvingcode » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:22 am

Build quality is very nice on this. Only complaint is I can't use nylon washers as the rails seem set a bit deep. Other then that, nice skiff.

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Post by ghrobbing_tristle » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:07 am

To those of you who have the Moog Theremin case -- have you taken this thing on flights yet? The linear dimensions would be fine, I'm sure, but I'm wondering if they've given anyone a hard time about weight. Considering packing the skiff up for a trip to Australia!

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Post by atrostor » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:14 pm

carvingcode wrote:Build quality is very nice on this. Only complaint is I can't use nylon washers as the rails seem set a bit deep. Other then that, nice skiff.
Not even with 8mm screws? The ones that come bundled with modules are usually not long enough to fit washers with the sliding nut systems but 2,5x8mm screws fit perfectly.

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Post by rhythmdial » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:14 pm

poorness wrote:Oddly enough, my Skiff appears to be a full 106HP
same for me, 106HP is a bonus surprise I don't mind at all.
it may be that the modules are on the skinny end of their widths and the toleranc estackup after a dozen modules can give you extra HP
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Post by ghrobbing_tristle » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:00 am

This is probably a ridiculous question, but the fear of frying modules always prevails and makes me over-cautious ;) I understand that the power brick which comes with the MN skiff accepts 100v-240v and 47Hz-63Hz -- if I'm traveling from the US to Australia, would I just need a simple adapter at the outlet end and the brick will take complete care of the voltage conversion?

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Post by praffensperger » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:17 am

No you just need an adapter for the connector conversion. Australia is 240v 50hz so no electrical changes necessary.

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Post by praffensperger » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:19 am

I tell a lie it's 230v in Australia. Not that it mattters. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_e ... by_country

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Post by Abyssinianloop » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:00 pm

Anyone know if it's possible to replace the sliding nuts with M3 nuts or a threaded strip?

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Post by ipnoteca » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:34 am

as far as i remeber you can only use the 2.5 mm
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Post by rhythmdial » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:22 am

Abyssinianloop wrote:Anyone know if it's possible to replace the sliding nuts with M3 nuts or a threaded strip?
I don't think the M3 threads will fit in between the slots in the rail.

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Post by uebl » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:04 am

I recently purchased a MN powered skiff and it has ~105,5HP. Oh, and I could use nylon washers with the the M2.5 screws that came with it without any problems. Excellent quality skiff!

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Post by sensanalog » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:41 pm

I have two of these skiffs I received in a trade and am curious if anyone has designed any cheeks or mounting kit to keep them together as one. Anyone in the same boat as me? No pun intended... :hihi:

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