What's in your 4U Palette?

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by esmeets » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:09 pm

Here’s mine :party:

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by enno » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:15 am

Great thread.

I was just planning out a cheeky holiday palette case fed from the bigger rack. Here it is. Bit of a groovebox approach!
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Any thoughts on this, anything you'd change? Ideally modules from my bigger rack of course https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/1367020

Not sure if I will have enough trigger sequencing but cant fit the steppy :(

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by xcc » Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:59 pm

Can the 104 join the party? This will be in mine when it shows up Monday. Mainly intended for live and unlive sampling partially driven by drums and junk.

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by Underwood » Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:41 pm

Going away for the holidays and figured i'd need a little case to bring with me so i wont miss my rack as much.

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by xcc » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:24 pm

Underwood wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Going away for the holidays and figured i'd need a little case to bring with me so i wont miss my rack as much.

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That looks fun.how do you like the Quadnic?

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by Underwood » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:33 pm

xcc wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:24 pm
Underwood wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Going away for the holidays and figured i'd need a little case to bring with me so i wont miss my rack as much.

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That looks fun.how do you like the Quadnic?
I love the sound. The fact that you can't save your settings when powering down is pretty annoying tho.
But i bought it cheap, it gives you four voices without taking much space and as i said, i really like its gritty sound.

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by AXN » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:16 pm

At the moment it’s like this:
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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by seancostello » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:15 pm

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A simple yet powerful setup. Atlantis, Maths, plus a few utility modules (dual attenuator, dual VCA, MIDI->CV, unity mixer, pedal input/output). Sonically, it reminds me of my beloved SH-101, but with a TON more power. Much closer to the Octave Cat / Odyssey, but almost fully modular.

I'm using the Palette 62 system with my new M1 MacBook Air, that I purchased for porting the Valhalla plugins to Apple Silicon, but is also an amazing small laptop for music. Toss a Launchpad X, SE-02 and audio interface in there, and I've got a portable music rig for whenever we can leave our homes again.

My first recording of the Palette 62 system was much drone-ier than what I would have expected out of an SH-101 inspired voice. The dual VCOs and sub oscillator of the Atlantis, combined with some subharmonics from Atlantis and some reverse pitch shifting from ValhallaDelay, ended up creating a harmonically dense atmosphere:


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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by Kosmikos » Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:19 am

Here's my current temporary setup. It's mainly made from borrowed modules (the WMD stuff) from my main case that's out of action for now. It'll be interesting to see where this goes after that, as I have a few interesting modules that didn't quite cut it to the main case and intend to use here.

The utilities in the middle are for mangling the Arpitecht's 1/VO CVs that I use to sequence the three voices of the Chainsaw (don't be fooled by chainsaw taking minimum HP!). As you can tell, I love spaghettis. :lol:

The blank in the 1U section is where my Digiverb was supposed to go, but it is too deep due to the tank being soldered too low :bang: . Anyone had the same problem? I saw a couple at the beginning of this thread, then no more.

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by Wick » Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:53 am

my ime drone box, if it only had 63 hp I could install my kermit mk3 but have to put my kermit mk2 instead
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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by 1n » Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:02 am

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As of today. It changes depending on where my focus is.

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by gtrmstr53 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:12 am

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here's what i'm putting together. still need to get the clk and sloths (and a black panel for the ripples!). i'm running it through a hungry robots wardenclyffe deluxe for lo-fi goodness :)

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by Kosmikos » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:18 pm

gtrmstr53 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:12 am
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here's what i'm putting together. still need to get the clk and sloths (and a black panel for the ripples!). i'm running it through a hungry robots wardenclyffe deluxe for lo-fi goodness :)
Dual FSR? I've got 10hp left on my 1U line, and was wondering how useful these are.

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by gtrmstr53 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:33 pm

Kosmikos wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:18 pm
gtrmstr53 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:12 am
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here's what i'm putting together. still need to get the clk and sloths (and a black panel for the ripples!). i'm running it through a hungry robots wardenclyffe deluxe for lo-fi goodness :)
Dual FSR? I've got 10hp left on my 1U line, and was wondering how useful these are.
i've only had this case for a couple weeks now, but i've liked having both fsrs. i got a good deal on the case and a few modules and decided to replace my 0-coast/0-ctrl combo with it, so the fsrs give me some of the tactile-ness of the 0-ctrl. i definitely don't always use both, but i find it's fun when i do. so far i've tended to keep my finger on one for slow naturalizing sorts of modulation and then go wild on the second. i do find it hard to actively engage with both at the same time because of their sensitivity/response curve/whatever, but there's a 90%+ chance that's user error :p

i'm also not sure what i'd replace the second one with. i've thought maybe one of the ritual electronics 1u switches, but i'm not in much hurry for that. if you've got other 10hp options in mind let me know!

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by Kosmikos » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:06 pm

Thanks for sharing your experience, I guess I’ll have to try it! :tu:

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by Raindeer » Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:50 am

gtrmstr53 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:12 am
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here's what i'm putting together. still need to get the clk and sloths (and a black panel for the ripples!). i'm running it through a hungry robots wardenclyffe deluxe for lo-fi goodness :)
Nice. Any external sequencing to use all the V/Oct inputs on Saïch?

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by ima_jrk » Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:13 pm

I’m using mine as an overflow from my main control case. I hope to add a Steppy 1u and a noise tools some day. Image

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by gtrmstr53 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:03 pm

Raindeer wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:50 am
gtrmstr53 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:12 am
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here's what i'm putting together. still need to get the clk and sloths (and a black panel for the ripples!). i'm running it through a hungry robots wardenclyffe deluxe for lo-fi goodness :)
Nice. Any external sequencing to use all the V/Oct inputs on Saïch?
nope. i'm mostly using saich's internal interval control so far, but i'm sure i'll be using the duatt to set pedal notes or the sloths to make drifting drones or finding other wonky ways of using what's in the rack. my goal with this rack is for it to be a harmony-focused drone machine that i can tweak/perform using the knobs and fsr modules.

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by Kosmikos » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:50 pm

I’ve just scored a few kind-of-rare 1U modules, so I’ve been rebuilding my Palette today with a brand new hot 4xStereo Mixer.
Proper picture this time (not a ModularGrid screenshot):
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Here’s a first patch I made with it today:
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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by Biff » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:58 pm

I don’t know if someone has posted this idea before, but I made wood sides for my pallete that allowed me to reverse the 1u and 3u but keep the power unit at top. Here is how my system looked in its last iteration (I’ve since grown). I left a slip on the bottom right for power modules if they didn’t fit. I also made the wood side a little above the ground so wires could go underneath and wrap to the multiples with less of a wire rat king mess.

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by Kosmikos » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:34 pm

Biff wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:58 pm
I don’t know if someone has posted this idea before, but I made wood sides for my pallete that allowed me to reverse the 1u and 3u but keep the power unit at top. Here is how my system looked in its last iteration (I’ve since grown). I left a slip on the bottom right for power modules if they didn’t fit. I also made the wood side a little above the ground so wires could go underneath and wrap to the multiples with less of a wire rat king mess.

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Interesting. I think having the 1U at the bottom, and the mults as at the top makes lots of sense, especially if you have a headphone jack out.
I guess you have no underbelly plate? That wouldn’t work for me.

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by Biff » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:51 pm

Kosmikos wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:34 pm
Biff wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:58 pm
I don’t know if someone has posted this idea before, but I made wood sides for my pallete that allowed me to reverse the 1u and 3u but keep the power unit at top. Here is how my system looked in its last iteration (I’ve since grown). I left a slip on the bottom right for power modules if they didn’t fit. I also made the wood side a little above the ground so wires could go underneath and wrap to the multiples with less of a wire rat king mess.

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Interesting. I think having the 1U at the bottom, and the mults as at the top makes lots of sense, especially if you have a headphone jack out.
I guess you have no underbelly plate? That wouldn’t work for me.
No, the underbelly is there. The only thing different are the sides swapped of wooden ones I made so the rails would fit a 3u over 1u configuration, everything else is from the palette.

As a lot of people I’m sure have realized, having the 1u on the bottom makes more sense in a lot of setups since most modules have jacks on the bottom anyway. I also did one of these modifications to the older 104u case too.

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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by ATW » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:59 pm

Kosmikos wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:50 pm
I’ve just scored a few kind-of-rare 1U modules, so I’ve been rebuilding my Palette today with a brand new hot 4xStereo Mixer.
Proper picture this time (not a ModularGrid screenshot):
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Impressive engineering on this one—looks well thought out and capable as a performance case even. Any special moves involved in getting that number of modules in there so neatly? Did you need any flying cables?

Here’s my current Palette incarnation. It’s the primary clock & sequencer brain in my setup, where many of the events are triggered, particularly when a patch is BPM oriented. Kermit is there (vs in the main case) in part because I am still getting my bearings with the UI and prefer to keep it close by. I had a micro o_C here for awhile, and move that to the main case as I use it more as a CV modifier than a CV source. I replaced it with Skipmin, which is only a CV modifier and can’t be a source, but I like to have it nearby for hands on macro control over gate density.
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Re: What's in your 4U Palette?

Post by studioutopia » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:25 pm

My 104HP palette with my new custom side cheeks that mount onto the 7U performance case stack joiner slots.
I love the gap between the cases to pass semi-permanent connections or hide longer cables - ie the V/Oct inputs and the link from Dixie2+ into the TZFM input on Rubicon2 to unite them as a complex oscillator, and the clock/run inputs on Pamela.
The positioning of the blank panel and Quadratt ensure an unobstructed view of Zadar and Mordax DATA.
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