I am thinking of jumping into monome modules. I would start with just teletype for use with a moog mother and two moog werkstatts. I am wondering if anyone has recommendations on a small eurorack case for a very minimal start and adding maybe a couple more modules down the road?
I have zero eurorack experience so any advice would be great!
Thanks for the insight. I read in another post someone mentioned that they didn’t want to support synthrotek because of reasons not elaborated on. Is there something distasteful about them as a company that you are aware of?
I have frap.tools PLUS skiffs. They are beautiful modular pieces, 42hp each. I have an horizontal row of three (126hp) and 2 angled rows of 84hp made with 4 pieces (I will make them 126hp this summer I guess). The latter is pictured here: //// pictures //// and here: //// pictures ////
I’m about to order one of these as I have a teletype getting shipped out soon. I’m curious if one of you guys can explain to me the power consumption ratings. This is taken from the teletype specs: power: 12v: 72ma, -12v: 12ma, 5v: none
Does this mean if the 5v power supply is used there is no ma rating to consider? How do you know when you are getting close to max on the 5v source? Sounds like about 4 modules can be powered with the 5v source?
While the c1t1zen power supply uses a 5v USB connection for it’s power, I believe it then upconverts the voltage to +12v & -12v, but does not provide any power to the 5v bus. This is no problem for you because Teletype draws zero mA on the 5v bus - it’s all on the +12v bus. So with this first module you will be using 72mA of the stated 250mA capacity of the power supply.
ansible can draw up to 200ma if it is powering a grid or arc. I imagine less with a usb midi device, but how much less depends on the device. If you are planning to incorporate ansible with a grid or arc I would recommend getting a more capable power supply such as the 4ms row power.
Personally putting in my recommendation for the Pulp Logic lunchbox series. I would get the LBZ54, it’s a 5U case with 54hp and power upgrade for a full amp, all for under $300 (regularly has 450mA for $250). I personally have the Lunchbox Traveller which I think is discontinued, but I’m using it alongside a uZeus because the power from the case (only 350mA for this one) simply isn’t enough. So you could easily fill it up with Monome modules, and use the 1U rack(s) for utilities. Pulp Logic offers a ton of great utilities for pretty little money.