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not going 5U now after all.. : NEW CASE ! (system for sale)
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Author not going 5U now after all.. : NEW CASE ! (system for sale)
Jturbide
Hi guys! I've been thinking about this and I might want to go 5U instead of eurorack mainly because of the look and size.

My problem is that I already bought an intellijel busboard + power supply + rails and two modules (eurorack). I want to build myself a DIY case. So, I guess I should start selling all of those...

What would you guys recommend me for power supply, rails etc for getting started in 5U ? I'm on a tight budget and will build the case myself. I wanted a eurorack 6U 84HP (168 in total) system, what is the equivalent in 5U ? 2 rows of 11? Would that give enough space for a decent setup?
Any good canadian company or dealer?
Thanks for your help ! w00t This is fun!
Ockeghem
Suggest synthesizers.com modules. They have various convenient power supplies available.
Likely you can find some Dotcom for used prices.
MOTM format is an option, if you really like DIY and can source obscure components.
When you get a post count over 100, you might find someone to trade stuff for your Euro.
confused
It's quite possible in 22 spaces to get a good system assembled, I think.
MrNezumi
5U doesn't use HP as a measurement, but if you are using it strictly to measure the amount of desktop space you have then 84HP (16.8") would be closer to 8 MU spaces (2.125" each).

If you are building your own case on a budget, you do not need rails. Mount the modules to wood; either a wood rail or the case itself.
Huba-Swift
I created a basic 6U 84hp rack on modular grid and made a 5U rack with similar functionality and found that in my case 6U 84hp = 28MU. This is a pretty rough estimate though. You could go with two rows of 16, but personally I'd go with a 44 space cabinet since that kind of the "standard size" Similar to how in euro 6U of 84hp or 104hp are "standard sizes".

For starting I would also recommend synthesizers.com. They can occasionally be found used for pretty cheap in the FS section. I'd also check out Moon Modular, Corsynth, and other 5U brands as well, but Synthesizers.com is a great starting place.
Jturbide
Thanks guys! MU is the format I would like to get. Is there any canadian option ? Dotcom seems like a good option but shipping+customs would make it really expensive... Is there any canadian company or dealer (of Dotcom products for exemple) ? I saw Modcan but don't really like the look and it seems more expensive confused
defutura
Jturbide wrote:
I saw Modcan but don't really like the look [---]


eek! I had to read that twice to make sure I got it right. I think a lot of us dream of having a Modcan B system, just because it looks so marvellously good. we're not worthy hmmm..... hihi
Jturbide
hihi It does look good but I think I prefer Black panels over white.. It also seems to be more expensive..
defutura
Jturbide wrote:
It also seems to be more expensive..


And that right there is why we're on the Dark Side... it's quicker, easier, though in this case not more seductive... cool
josaka
might I suggest... porn.. ? looks quite good.. its deffo on the "big" side.. and its pretty much free these days.. ticks all your boxes.
drob842
Jturbide wrote:
Thanks guys! MU is the format I would like to get. Is there any canadian option ? Dotcom seems like a good option but shipping+customs would make it really expensive... Is there any canadian company or dealer (of Dotcom products for exemple) ? I saw Modcan but don't really like the look and it seems more expensive confused


I'm not aware of any Canadian makers, except for Modcan. I hate to be a downer, but if Synthesizers.com is too expensive for you, you may want to wait a bit and save some cash. You won't find better prices, unless you DIY your own MOTM modules.

Good luck!
trinithis
If you are on a tight budget you might want to go Euro over MU due to second-hand availability.
Jturbide
Well guys, already sold half of my euro stuff. Things sure sell fast. eek!
I'm aware that it's probably gonna get a little more expensive but I'm gonna take it slowly.

btw: I have a Qunexus, could I use it with MU ? It would be awesome if I could keep it and not buy a freaking $1K moog keyboard for a while razz
tehfizzle
Jturbide wrote:
Dotcom seems like a good option but shipping+customs would make it really expensive...:


Have it shipped to Vermont and go pick it up? nanners
Jturbide
tehfizzle wrote:
Jturbide wrote:
Dotcom seems like a good option but shipping+customs would make it really expensive...:


Have it shipped to Vermont and go pick it up? nanners


Hahaha! Or in Florida at my GF's parents house nanners w00t
Firechild
The strange thing right now...5U is growing stronger and stronger in Europe despite the Eurorack format being a european invention...
So, I know you are not really allowed to say this but honestly...if you really want to feel and hear the big difference in sonic quality, please give other brands beside dotcom a fair chance because you can find REALLY good modules out there, especially in Europe and shipping is not very much.
However STG Soundlabs is a US based company which is great but in Europe you have the following excellent 5U brands to name a few.

Top of the line.
Oakley built by Krisp1.
Then you have a lot of good stuff from
Corsynth, Synthwerk, Moon Modular, Mos-Lab and hopefully COTK (I have ordered a small COTK system to arrive this summer).
I think there are more brands as well but those are modules I have tried out in person.
Jturbide
Yeah I would give every company a chance. Thing is, being in Canada it's even more expensive to ship from Europe than from US. That being said, I'm not entirely set on getting only Dotcom modules. If I see a used Moon modular that would fit in my case at a good price, I'll get it smile
josaka
tbf .. in blind side by side tests people generally are hard pushed to tell which osc is which... say between .com or moon/corsynth/oakley etc..

there are different sounding ones but the sine/saw/square/pulse oscillators are pretty much all good and all sound very similar.. differences tend to be more obvious when you start modulating them.. and start pushing the sync
MrNezumi
Jturbide wrote:
Yeah I would give every company a chance. Thing is, being in Canada it's even more expensive to ship from Europe than from US. That being said, I'm not entirely set on getting only Dotcom modules. If I see a used Moon modular that would fit in my case at a good price, I'll get it smile


Check Noisebug for Corsynth, Moon, and a few more really good brands. It is in the U.S.
Dstone
I was here a few months back. I decided to get a small sitcom case and 4 osc to use with my euro stuff. Plugged in the first 1/4 jack precisely turned a knob, a switch and I was hooked. Soon selling off most if not all of my eurorack for various 5u. My home screen photo on my phone has been the club of knobs system 15 since.. it will happen. Rockin' Banana!
JohnLRice
Welcome to Muff's and 5U, Jturbide! w00t

You've already received most of the advice I would give. If you are on a really tight budget and don't want to solder modules together yourself it may be best to be be patient and try to snag a small to medium sized used system? Check all the usual sources several times a day for a few months and it will likely pay off! like thumbs up (the buy/sell section on Muff's, eBay, Craigslist, Reverb.com, newspapers, etc)
Jturbide
Thanks everyone. John, I really enjoyed most of your youtube videos thumbs up
Big cheers to Flareless who pm'd me and gave me alot of useful information This is fun!
DJFonzi
Jturbide wrote:

btw: I have a Qunexus, could I use it with MU ? It would be awesome if I could keep it and not buy a freaking $1K moog keyboard for a while razz

I have one, and it works like a champ! Obviously you need to cable it properly. The aftertouch is fun to have.
sduck
Jturbide wrote:

btw: I have a Qunexus, could I use it with MU ? It would be awesome if I could keep it and not buy a freaking $1K moog keyboard for a while razz


Of course! Only problem - they kind of disappear next to 5U systems. There's a qunexus in this picture... somewhere...

Jturbide
Hahaha thanks guys thumbs up Of course it looks better with a moog keyboard en front but it will do the job for a while Mr. Green
Flareless
Don't forget to join the Canadian Modular Users group on the forum. cool
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