Case Study Poll for moog format users

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what width is your case

8 spaces or less
11
17%
9 spaces or more
48
76%
both
4
6%
 
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Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by companyofquail » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:24 pm

just curious what people are using the most. thanks!
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Re: Case Study Poll

Post by sduck » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:35 pm

Spaces? What exactly do you mean here? Are you asking about MU single space modules, or want to be a bit more inclusive? For example, my MOTM cabinets are 24U wide. But if I were to start putting MU modules in them, not as many would fit.
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Re: Case Study Poll

Post by snevlida14 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:18 pm

3x cases stacked, all 16 MU wide
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Re: Case Study Poll

Post by companyofquail » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:44 pm

yes, i mean how many spaces in MU wide is your case.

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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by Dave Peck » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:21 am

Standard 22U wide studio cabinets here.

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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by hsosdrum » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:20 am

Dave Peck wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:21 am
Standard 22U wide studio cabinets here.
22U-wide walnut studio cabs for me as well.

FYI, the original "standard" for Moog walnut studio cases was 24U wide (Wendy Carlos's Moog is 24U wide). Moog had to switch to 22U-wide cases when they were no longer able to source solid walnut panels of sufficient width for 24U. When Wendy Carlos added a third single-row 24U case to her system in the 70's Moog used the last of the walnut panels they could find that were long enough to produce 24U cabinets.

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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by hamildad » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:57 am

I work with 13spaces wide..

currently having 2xcases with 3xrows of 13MU.

dont know why I ended up with this but its fine for me...
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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by CZ Rider » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:40 am

6 cabinets here, all 8 MU wide.
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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by Flareless » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:47 am

11 and 22 spaces wide for my cabinets
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Post by ranix » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:08 am

I have an 8-space wide 2-post rack, a 10-space wide cabinet, and 3 22-space wide studio cabinets
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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by fac » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:32 am

I started with dotcom portable cabinet (11 spaces wide), then got another of those. Then got a 20U rack (8 spaces wide x 4 rows), but eventually replaced it with a nice custom studio cabinet 24-spaces wide x 2 rows.

Currently, my two portable cabinets are on top of the large studio cabinet, and the rack is used for effects.

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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by cornutt » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:12 pm

About 24, but I use a mix of MU and MOTM modules. So it depends on the module mix on a given row.
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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by synthetek » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:06 pm

I have a single row 11 MU wide , for now.... :deadbanana:

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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by smbenn » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:28 am

I'd imagine the majority of MU/5U users initially went down the dotcom route hence multiples of 11...
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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by zeta » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:12 pm

4x14 MU & 1x17 MOTM, which is the same width as the MU cases.
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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by zeta » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:17 pm

ranix wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:08 am
I have an 8-space wide 2-post rack, a 10-space wide cabinet, and 3 22-space wide studio cabinets
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Hi, what are those black squares over the atari & c64(?), monitors?
Edit: ahh i really like your “8-space wide 2-post rack”!
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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by ranix » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:24 pm

zeta wrote:
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Hi, what are those black squares over the atari & c64(?), monitors?
Atari and Amiga, the c64 is on the far right. Yep, those are special monitors that can sync with old 15khz rgb inputs. The Amiga is for sampling / tracking and the Atari runs the DAW (Cubase) that controls all the synthesizers. The C4 is a mess, I can't get a working SID for it. Filters are all blown and at $50 a pop I'm about ready to give up on it.

Pics were taken before cabling was run, it's a lot messier now...

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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by zeta » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:40 pm

ranix wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:24 pm
zeta wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:17 pm
Hi, what are those black squares over the atari & c64(?), monitors?
Atari and Amiga, the c64 is on the far right. Yep, those are special monitors that can sync with old 15khz rgb inputs. The Amiga is for sampling / tracking and the Atari runs the DAW (Cubase) that controls all the synthesizers. The C4 is a mess, I can't get a working SID for it. Filters are all blown and at $50 a pop I'm about ready to give up on it.

Pics were taken before cabling was run, it's a lot messier now...
Looks neat. Any hint on a company name, got an 1040stf since years in storage. The monitor is a pain ..., as well as the mouse.
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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by ranix » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:43 pm

I think any monitor will work for high-res (black and white) mode. Widescreen monitors work particularly well.

If you want to use the low or medium res color modes, that's when you want to go for the special 15khz monitor. These are Benq BL702A if I remember right.

The power supplies on those old systems can go bad and produce high voltages. The first thing I did was remove the entire power supply from my atari and frankenstein a PicoPSU into it. I think almost the entire system only uses 5V so the 12V doesn't get a lot of use. It might only run the floppy drive motor?

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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by CZ Rider » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:47 pm

zeta wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Looks neat. Any hint on a company name, got an 1040stf since years in storage. The monitor is a pain ..., as well as the mouse.
There are some really nice upgrades available for the Atari ST. I was able to DIY a simple monitor converter using an old 13 pin DIN cable to VGA using only 3 resistors. There is a mouse converter replacing the brick STM-1 with a smooth optic type. And an external SD drive giving plenty of storage and ability to swap files with WIN computers.
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Using an older 4:3 type LCD monitor. Can find these for a few bucks at thrift shops.
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Post by ranix » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:59 pm

Wow, original copies of Dr T's - nice
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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by Just me » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:15 pm

1 case 11 wide. 4 cases 16 wide.
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Post by johny_gtr » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:21 pm

16u and 8u tolex cases are the best for me. And even quite portable.
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Re: Case Study Poll for moog format users

Post by umma gumma » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:13 am

I built my own cases out of some old wooden drawers, they are 6U wide by 4 rows tall each

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so kind of a narrower, taller, Moog III P

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