the demo vid has power supply noise-- we're corrected (finished) the design and it's now insanely quiet and clean. tested better than several other supplies we have here. we'll have new demo videos coming. there are new sound samples on the page towards the bottom (though they are drenched in the spring reverb, so the noise floor isn't being demonstrated.)
i understand that this case isn't for everyone. and that's ok. we weren't setting out to make a for-everyone object. and yes, we were pretty focussed on mainly supporting our modules and were ok with the fact that some percentage wouldn't fit. modular people tend to have many cases. this case truly feels great. that's all i can say.
we didn't modularize the tiles on top because we'd automatically lose a huge amount of functional density. so much of modular is concerned with connectors, mounting, etc. we were able to present a vision of a foundational set of tools in a much smaller space. secondly, just making a "case" is a not particularly interesting prospect for both trent and myself. i think the offerings there are very well serviced by the industry.
"-isms" is the name. you know we love difficult names it's unbranded-- no markings. and this is not a monome product. it's a collaboration in every aspect. monome is simply hosting the ordering/media/etc given our existing infrastructure.
the best aspect of modular is the wide range of options at the moment and i hope this will remain the landscape. there's no trouble encountering something that doesn't fit your ideal process or needs. because others out there exist.