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Post by Charles_Tanios » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:33 pm

Seen on IG this evening:



Could be an interesting concept, I wonder what kind of power it use...

Seems they could be daisychain...

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Post by Futuresound » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:43 pm

I can see using these for big modules that i want to use sometimes but not always - my Voltage Memory for example, or SMR.

Or for using in the office :D

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Post by nickgrys » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:44 pm

Looks cool. A fun way to limit yourself, by selecting a few modules from a larger system to play with. Or just build small focused system.Also a nice overflow case when you fill your main case and can't stop buying. I'm guessing the power is based off their real power just in a custom package to fit these boxes.

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Post by exper » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:28 pm

Too bad they stopped at 32hp. If this could have fit some of the larger, common sequencers like Metropolis, Rene or Eloquencer, they’d sell a TON more.
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Post by Hovercraft » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:26 pm

exper wrote:Too bad they stopped at 32hp. If this could have fit some of the larger, common sequencers like Metropolis, Rene or Eloquencer, they’d sell a TON more.
Maybe they're waiting to see how successful these are, before expanding to more sizes. A range of sizes up to 84HP would be great--there's a lack of small lightweight skiffs on the market.

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Post by Mikeyg3k » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:44 pm

wish they'd make one of these for the new 2hp module I just got.

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Post by Dragonaut » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:13 pm

I like the concept but was hoping for something with a lid I could just throw in my bag and take to the coffee shop. I’ll still be grabbing one of these. Hopefully they make a 36hp one for the rainmaker I don’t want to put in my main case.
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Post by in_sherman » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:57 pm

waiting for the 2hp version coming out :tu: :tu:

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Post by Cybananna » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:12 pm

I like it. Would be great to take a few more modules for my live case without having to bring a whole row of additional modules. More options.

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Post by batch » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:40 pm

Great for building and testing DIY modules too.
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Post by hawkfuzz » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:53 pm

Hovercraft wrote:
exper wrote:Too bad they stopped at 32hp. If this could have fit some of the larger, common sequencers like Metropolis, Rene or Eloquencer, they’d sell a TON more.
Maybe they're waiting to see how successful these are, before expanding to more sizes. A range of sizes up to 84HP would be great--there's a lack of small lightweight skiffs on the market.
I think the idea is for people who perhaps want just one or two modules specifically without purchasing a rack. Like a universal case for any module was the vibe I got from it.

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Post by Joe. » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:33 pm

Nice :tu:

They must have invested heaps in new equipment, for tapping those mounting holes. I love the simplified approach, looks perfect for battery/portable skiffs.

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Post by Funky40 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:34 pm

prices look ok.

will be very welcome to have one or two of those things around.

hope i can squeeze in a reflex live loop. That would be very welcome.


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Post by starthief » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:44 pm

Nice! This will be good for overflow or controllers or all sorts of things.

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Post by Superaction80 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:54 pm

exper wrote:Too bad they stopped at 32hp. If this could have fit some of the larger, common sequencers like Metropolis, Rene or Eloquencer, they’d sell a TON more.
I think they designed it specifically to fit their range of modules. That said, it seems that there is already a 32hp case in the doepfer beauty case. Maybe the 32hp pod will have more than 200ma under the hood though, which is all the doepfer has.

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Post by MindMachine » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:08 am

Plus, if not mistaken, the Beauty Case is Deeeeep.
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Post by Superaction80 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:26 am

MindMachine wrote:Plus, if not mistaken, the Beauty Case is Deeeeep.
Yeah. The pods look pretty shallow.

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Post by JohnLRice » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:13 am

:tu:
The retail price of the cases will break down unpowered/powered as:

20HP: $55/$99
26HP: $60/$109
32HP: $65/$119

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Post by JohnLRice » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:20 am

Superaction80 wrote:
MindMachine wrote:Plus, if not mistaken, the Beauty Case is Deeeeep.
Yeah. The pods look pretty shallow.
Looking at the picture below it seems that the depth is probably not much more than a buss board power connector? The angle of the picture makes it hard for know for sure but I'll guess the Pods are approximately 30 mm deep? :hmm:
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Post by mackster » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:47 am

These look like they’ll be really useful for gigs, but I hope they do lids as well!

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Post by JohnLRice » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:14 am

mackster wrote:These look like they’ll be really useful for gigs, but I hope they do lids as well!
I bet once we know the dimensions we'll be able to find soft gig bag cases that fit nearly perfect, or at least well enough? Besides protecting the entire Pod there are pockets for power supplies and cables etc. and make carrying the tiny rig by itself or tossing it in a larger bag/backpack mostly carefree? (don't forget to buy some right angled patch cables too! 8-) )

For instance the two smallest Gator G-MIXERBAG SERIES bags are 8.25″ X 6.25″ X 2.75″ ($25) and 9" x 9" x 2.75" ($30) and might work for the one or both of the larger Pods?
https://gatorcases.com/mixer-bags-lightweight-cases/

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Post by -S.L- » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:06 am

the depth is a big issue here, only very skiff friendly modules will fit in there, I wanted a separate box for my USB/MIDI modules (Malekko Sync & Endorphins Shuttle Control), but none of them will fit.

too bad :doh:

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Post by Seaweed Sound » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:12 am

Interesting design.. reminds me of the old ARP Modular Synthesizer Lab

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Post by Dragonaut » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:35 am

Depth will be an issue for me as well since my idea is to slap some Expert Sleepers gear in there to maximize space. 53mm....
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