Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by twistedneck » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:13 pm

bayrumblues wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:02 pm
VERBOS

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Love Verbos too but its contaminated with Make Noise.. please rip those out. :)

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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by Tumulishroomaroom » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:32 pm

Verbos is the obvious answer to me too. Althouh I agree that a full R*S systems looks gorg' but Verbos looks the best, from the thick panels to the big buchla knobs to the spacing and excellent layout of every module. The design philosphy really translates into the music. Open ended, incredible sounding, and the modules available makes for a great complete system.


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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by bayrumblues » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:41 pm

twistedneck wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:13 pm
bayrumblues wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:02 pm
VERBOS

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Love Verbos too but its contaminated with Make Noise.. please rip those out. :)
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by oldenjon » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:21 pm

xonetacular wrote:
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If you are going to do a single maker RS serge system why bother with euro? Just get the full size 4x4 modules and panels the ergonomics and aesthetics are way better, bananas, and it's not much more expensive. The euro modules just look squished and have a kinda weird layout in comparison.
This. The aesthetics of the 4U Serge system are some of the best IMO, but the euro iterations don't really do them justice. The 8 row grid was a carryover from the paperface/kit days when panels were pre-drilled and customers could choose the arrangement of modules they wanted on panel. The circuits are all designed to fit nicely into this grid, not the 5 row euro grid. Through serendipity, some actually look pretty good but the rest look squished and (appropriately) random. The circuits are exactly the same as the 4U systems too, voltage standards and all, so don't play as nicely with others as they do with themselves. The only advantage of a full euro system (besides physical size) is the fact that, unlike the 4U 4x4 system, the modules are separated and therefore truly modular.
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by a773 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:25 pm

I'm not really into looks, but I think the 301 is very classy looking :party:

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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by studioutopia » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:52 pm

Right now I'm totally into my Instruo and Frap tools stuff.. but the Intellijel stuff just looks so elegant too...
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by ersatzplanet » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:23 pm

One angle I have been contemplating doing, I have been thinking about making custom panels that I have designed for myself. My system is gotten pretty stable. I haven't lusted for any new modules and the ones in my cabinet have been working well for me. I have been thinking about pulling the PCBs off their panels, doing detailed measuring of the panels, and then having one big custom panel made in the configuration I use the most. I have thought of normalizing a majority of the connections, or even ditching most of the main jacks and wiring up a patch matrix. Probably not though since the matrix takes up too much space (unless I make a VCS3 like shape).

I have always loved the "steam punk" modular that was posted around years ago. The esthetic appeals to me for some reason. I don't have the chops to make something like that, but there are some great graphical things that can be done at places like Front Panel Express and Metalphoto of Cincinnati that now take graphics files as input. It would not be cheap though.
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by Polyterative » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:57 am

Intellijel looks the cleanest to my eye. I feel like their sounds follow this aesthetic. I have none of their modules tho (yet, the quad vca is in the cart)
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by calvinsomething » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:45 am

Aesthetics only? I think it's obvious:

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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by Dave Kendall » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:59 am

+1 for Erica synths systems.
They look like the sort of modular Darth Vader would approve of :)
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

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Dave Kendall wrote:
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+1 for Erica synths systems.
They look like the sort of modular Darth Vader would approve of :)
Ahh... with endorsement like that it explain the price tag :lol:
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by ersatzplanet » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:57 am

calvinsomething wrote:
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Aesthetics only? I think it's obvious:
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by sabasan » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:57 pm

just ....old green :cwejman: :cwejman:
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by nomass » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:58 pm

joem wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:31 pm
I still can't get over the fact that you want to select a system based just on how it looks. :despair:
Luckily we don’t have to choose because there are many great sounding modules that look good too!

Of course the correct answer is Xaoc with Verbos as a close runner-up.

Although, I have to admit that a module that sounds good and has the functionality I want would have to look pretty awful for me not to purchase it.

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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by sanders » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:18 pm

Tumulishroomaroom wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Verbos is the obvious answer to me too.
There’s a lot to love about Verbos, no question, but I’ve never been crazy about his two-tone aesthetic.
In the opinion of a rando internet dude, his panels would look much nicer in solid grey powder coat, without the black boxy sections (or maybe if they were slightly darker grey, or just outlined).
Besides the jarring contrasts it creates, the boxes don’t seem to follow any guidelines or proportions and don’t even line up between different modules. This drives me crazy (aesthetically speaking : )
To me, it looks like someone put a tremendous amount of effort into the material and graphic design, and then at the very end decided to get sloppy with proportions and overall consistency.

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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by studioutopia » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:58 pm

Another gorgeous system... Frap Tools UNO case with all of their modules.
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by Christopher Winkels » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:32 am

AJH, all in black.

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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

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...Jacks on the bottom, where nature intended.
To better understand this phenomenon we have to read up on gravity. When we drop the TS jack cable it will fall to the floor due to something called......
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by maltemark » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:19 pm

sanders wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Tumulishroomaroom wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Verbos is the obvious answer to me too.
There’s a lot to love about Verbos, no question, but I’ve never been crazy about his two-tone aesthetic.
In the opinion of a rando internet dude, his panels would look much nicer in solid grey powder coat, without the black boxy sections (or maybe if they were slightly darker grey, or just outlined).
Besides the jarring contrasts it creates, the boxes don’t seem to follow any guidelines or proportions and don’t even line up between different modules. This drives me crazy (aesthetically speaking : )
To me, it looks like someone put a tremendous amount of effort into the material and graphic design, and then at the very end decided to get sloppy with proportions and overall consistency.
Agree
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by sempervirent » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:33 pm

sanders wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:18 pm
There’s a lot to love about Verbos, no question, but I’ve never been crazy about his two-tone aesthetic.
Agree, this throws me off as well... having the figure/ground relationship flipped within the same module for no apparent reason.

A few people mentioned the Red Panel logo a while back, some of the modules at NAMM 2020 had the new (old CBS-era) Buchla logo, not sure yet if these are prototypes or if the logo will be changed permanently.


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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by foliephonics » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:25 am

I love my Feedback rack.
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by indigoid » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:10 am

Doepfer, probably. Or older Pittsburgh Modular before they went all Lifeforms-y. And the Malekko/Roland series.

Also people keep mentioning NLC all-white systems but my favourite NLC aesthetic is the old speckled aluminium panels, like the cellF voice/action modules. They would be some of the last modules I would ever sell.
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Re: Best looking single origin Eurorack (aesthetics only)

Post by Dennis » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:02 am

the only correct answer is obviously XAOC


and Intellijel


and...... Instruo, Noise engineering, Befaco


well i believe if it's a system made from only one manufacturer the general cohesive look curing all OCD is what pleases the eye so yea..... in a few years... maybe decades, we will maybe have the option to order custom faceplates (if the mainstream jumps more onto the modular train) like Noise engineering, xaoc and a few other manufacturers

btw, all named brands offer insane aesthetics :yay:

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