Hi lines, I’d be curious about your opinions and observations of the all-DIY 6U x 84HP rack I’ve been slowly planning for a year and building for a few months.
I have panels and PCBs for all the modules shown. When the last few parts arrive this week, I will have completed the Anushri, Pusher, Rampage, Levels, o_C, 6MIX and output, and am pretty sure that will be enough to start having some fun!
The long-term plan is to either sell or relocate the Anushri to it’s own case and replace it with whatever I decide I need based on my experiences. I might do the same with Elements, replacing it with a Rings + something, or something completely different depending on how I like it. I’m pretty sure I will replace the 6MIX with an attenuated Nearness, and am on the fence about the micro-braids, especially as it’s a bit of an awkward build (maybe a triple sloth there instead?). I’m also considering swapping the passive Levels out with some flying attenuators if I decide that it’s ergonomically awkward to have it racked.
My goals are to create a playable standalone instrument for creative sound design, to contrast my more conventional “MIDI-controlled subtractive analog-ish” Shruthi and Ambika, with the side-goals of experimenting with self-playing/generative patches, and experimentation with my MIDI hurdy gurdy.
Are there any obvious gaps, things you think I missed, or suggestions for useful modules (DIY and/or open source only please!)