CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: At Modular Synth Lab we continue to work as usual. However, please be aware that courier companies operate now with delay and they don't offer much support on any requests. If delivery of your order will be delayed or missing tracking information we can't help it because courier companies also can't help it. Italy: Deliveries suspended the following areas: Medicina, Ariano Irpino, Sala Consilina, Caggiano, Polla, Atena Lucana, Riccia, Modena and Genova. Spain: Parcel delivery temporarily suspended in locations in Catalonia, Spain: Igualada, Santa Margarida de Montbui, Odena, Sant Marti de Tous, and Vilanova del Cami. Austria: Deliveries have been impacted in various postcodes. France: Deliveries have been impacted in various postcodes.Re-stock of our new Filtered Busboards is also delayed. With the latest information, we expect them to be back on stock on 25th march. Orders that contain bus boards will be shipped out as soon as we have them on the stock. All other products and orders are being packed and shipped out as usual.

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DIY Eurorack Suitcase_full video tutorial by Ralf

Take a look at this orange 12U suitcase!
If you have doubts are you capable to build own eurorack case – this video is for you. You get a chance to see all the details of what it takes to succeed with a project like that.
When we found this video online we have immediately contacted the author, Ralf.
Ralf has built the whole case by himself with some basic tools and hardware from our store. Well ok… 3D printer might not fit into the category of “basic tools” 🙂 but it wasn’t critical for this build.
Great case Ralf! And thanks for making an effort and sharing the video. It will inspire others!

 

 

 

Eurorack Blank Panels

We are proud to present new Eurorack Blank Panels in our store!

Unlike other boring single color panels, we wanted our euorack blank panels to stand out from the crowd – for that reason we have decided to cover them with a beautiful pattern inspired by electronic paths. You can place any size blank panels side by side in any configuration and the printed graphic design will always create one continuous pattern. If you prefer not printed white or black surface, just flip over the panels.

Our panels are made out of fiberglass material – therefore they are really lightweight. Fiberglass material is also very easy to drill therefore our eurorack blank panels are perfect for DIY projects. The printed pattern of electronic paths will fit nicely with any DIY eurorack modules projects. Simple idea to reuse blank panels might be to drill some holes, add some 3.5mm jacks and make own, usefull multiple module!

 

Changes in construction of famous Mean Well RT65B PSU

RT65B power supply from MeanWell is one of hot items at ModularSytnhLab webshop. It is super popular among modular synthesizers users all over the world becouse it is powerful and it is cheap. Sure it is not perfect – it is not designed to be used in audio equipment so compering it with other specialized power supplies that cost houndreds of euro has no sense.
But RT65B is for sure leading in category of “what you get for less than €35!”
Low price of RT65B power supply has allowed many users to start the adventure with eurorack.

Few days ago we have been contacting MeanWell with some topics about RT65B and we got interesting information from technical service department, we think it is  worth to share with others:
“…starts from this year July we upgrade RT-65 to remove minimum load requirment”

For us as eurorack users this mean one stress less during case build – good job MeanWell!

 

Upcycling army case into massive portable modular synth – by Sean

Sean from USA shared with us photos of what he has build using some of products from our store…and it took our breath away. Take a look…

Here is what Sean says about his case:

“The case is a military surplus case from Hardigg. Waterproof and air tight with a pressure release valve. It’s military surplus and was used to carry around satellite communications dishes.  I managed to get it for $60.00 and it fits 126hp perfectly on top and bottom with room to spare for closing it when patched. The legs attach and detach using wingnuts so the whole thing is very portable for shows. The stand is actually a converted portable workbench that supports over 200lbs so when it’s connected the whole thing is very stable on stage or at a meetup. I am loving it for live performances. And the best part is that the stand only cost $34.00 on Amazon, so it was incredibly inexpensive. Thank you for the power supplies and distribution boards – I am incredibly happy with the performance and stability. I’ll definitely be buying from you again in the future! “

– Sean –

Want to see this case in action? Check Sean instagram account https://www.instagram.com/filetransferprotocol/

 

                               

Custom 360HP Monster Case made for Ryan

I have to be honest – I love the feeling when another case built come out better than expected and when the client is truly happy with his case. For Ryan we made 120HP 9U case powered with Doepfer PSU3. Case was large so to reduce the weight we decided to use special very light plywood – thanks to that even large case like that weight only about 7kg.

Here is what Ryan says about his case:

“Robert at Modular Synth Lab was very helpful and informative in specing a custom build portable eurorack case. I was given updates and pictures during the build. The finished case is 120hp/9u and I’m very pleased with the excellent build quality. It looks great and is the perfect housing for my modules.”

– Ryan-

    

10U desktop case by Lény Labeaume

I found these photos of the case build by Lény Labeaume on Facebook. This case should inspire all who thinks about building own eurorack case to take the challenge, results can be astonishing…and look at this smart solution to cover the PSU 🙂 Great Work Lény!

Listen to electromagnetic field

We have something special for noise lovers. This inductive coil microphone allow to capture the sound of everyday electronic objects around us, sound waves with frequencies outside of audible limit of human hearing. They literally screaming!

Available HERE

 

Desktop case by Alan

Another interesting eurorack case.  Alan made his 168HP 12U desktop case full of power…from those four meanwell PSU units he can take around 12A. All PSU units are installed on the backside of the case – smart solution to keep the main voltage away from modules, keep the busboards nice and tidy and give those PSU units good airflow cooling… Great job Alan!

Materials used in this project:

Case made by Olly

Just look at this case made by Olly from UK…
Someone has decided to stop being camaro and transformed himself into eurorack case?