Post by spacedog on Jan 19, 2019 18:19:47 GMT
I've been quiety playing and having fun with my AE Modular, and all massively great fun so far. I've incorporated the little fella into my basic setup and used quite a few sounds in my recent recordings. Then, of course, I want more modules. I am hooked and I have a need to try some new things.
I am after the benefit of any experience of those who have gone before me into the realm of adding a second unit. Looking, I think that I'll just go for a single (i.e. 16U) case - that should keep me occupied, especially as I intend to use a RACKLINK, which leave 15U for modules. OK, I'm currently looking at a further 10 extra modules without any duplication, so this may be short-sighted
I imagine that it's just a 16U case and one of the ribbon connectors that I need, and then I start filling the second case, starting with a RACKLINK, shiny new modules and finally a few blank panels to make it look nice...?
Has anyone joined the two cases in any way...? Ideally, I would like to be able to angle the second case slightly, so a hinged arrangment might be best. I am also considering some kind of metal case (I seem to remember NightMachines posting on that), but that might take up slightly too much room in my crowded work area - yes, it is very small.
I have also considered the option of buying a second MASTER and having the possibility of independent units, but I could be buying a couple of oscillators for the same money. Before the RACKLINK was formally issued, this was the only choice, short of some DIY.
Ah yes, DIY. I would also like (gently) to flex my DIY muscles. Nothing too clever, perhaps starting with a simple attenuator module so that I can easily interface my BeatStep Pro with the AE Modular (you see, I was listening careck ). I did also spot robertlanger make mention of an interface module for the Korg Volca Modular, perhaps that could be a more general interfacing module...?
Any thoughts or observations would be really welcome as I venture into my second rack.