After a few years away from music making, I’ve started to dive back in with the purchase of some eurorack modules. My primary focus to begin with is effects, but at some point I’d like to get my 128 back up and running for some sequencing duties with the monome trilogy modules (likely White whale first). Now my grid is a 2008 128, so has no variable brightness. I understand that this provides a little less visual feedback than a varibright model, but is otherwise functional. Is this the case for WW and its alternative firmwares (orca and kria)? My grid is also an original power pack version and I never did the bus power upgrade. Will this have any impact, or will it work just fine with the modules?
My other question relates to the monome switch. Is this required to avoid hot swapping between modules and computer, or would a simple USB switch device do the job just as well?
Thanks in advance!