its simple to install, though I think perhaps there should be some instructions, or perhaps a demo video? it was pretty obvious how the eurorack cable mounted, but Im always a bit wary of this, in case I damage something perhaps something for robertlanger to think about.
(if I take it out again, i'll do a video, but given its now fully loaded, I don't think that's going to be soon... unless I decide to shift things about )
Would you mind posting a phot of how this looks in your Eurorack? Also would be interesting to see in which way you would patch it.
sure, once Ive figured exactly how I'm using it, still experimenting a bit I also plan to do a video...
my plan, and what Ive done so...
I view eurorack 'space' as expensive (compared to AEM, due to cases/power supply), so I got an 8U, and added the following modules: master, 4io, 2osc, wasp vcf, 2vca, env, lfo
the idea is : have a complete voice , but more importantly parts that could be used by the rack (as ive 6 CV IO), also I can use it as a 'bridge' to my proper AEM modular (2row)
whats also useful, is my eurorack contains mescaline and field kit which also have patchwire 5v IO, so I can interface to these modules directly.
Do you use the AE part as sound source and Eurorack modules for effects and modulation or the other way round?
yes my eurorack setup is a bit 'all over the place' at the moment.
the field kit fx, gives me FX which I use for AEM (including a spring tank).
on the eurorack side, I currently lack sound sources, filters, modulators … so I want to use AEM to provide some of this. (hence the 4IO)
Also would you need to attenuate the signals passing into and out of AE for the Euro's higher voltages?
so far ive not seen this, but generally this is because of tended to patch directly into the 5v from mescaline, then just audio out from AEM (either my AEM modular or the AEM eurorack … (hmm, wonder how I should call these, terminology is tricky here ) I think the 4IO and Master will do this, and suspect this is what the difference is for audio vs cv on master, and the audio/cv switch on the 4IO.
one thing, im still a bit undecided on, is long patch wires...
bridging from the AEM modular to AEM Eurorack requires a bit longer cables, so ive been using extensions (forgot to order a pack of the newer one piece one!!), but perhaps if they are longer, I might be better to get another 4IO and use (longer) eurorack cables. I think this probably will come down to how many signals Im sharing ,
so far whist experimenting, ive tended to view the 2 things as complete systems, then just share sync, and pitch signals...
I'm also consider another DIY approach the idea is a create 2 modules which have (e.g.) 10 IO, and a ribbon connector, I put one in the AEM eurorack, the other in AEM modular, then use this as a 'bus'. I think this would be pretty perfect, easily able to connect, with only one ribbon cable, that could be pretty long without be messy. (think 1-1.5m)
I guess (as ive not seen it) this is like robertlanger rack link, but without the power line... perhaps robertlanger, you could make this configurable for rack link? (a jumper on the back would be fine)
(theres a thunderstorm here, so ideal time to take things apart!)
Master module connection 2 Ribbons, one to eurorack, one for your modules (both supplied with AEM adapter) Notes: Eurorack : 12v RED Line at top AEM ribbon : I use the second connector, this is because the ribbon is for 8 modules (8U) , at the master uses 2 slots, and i dont want the extra one sticking out the end of the eurorack module adapter!
Eurorack connection. easy, here follow the notch, but +12V = RED line, so its to the centre. note: this is a bit unusual for Eurorack, usually RED = -12v and so goes to bottom, here it has to go to centre
(see the nice cutout so that your eurorack cable neatly comes behind the eurorack adapter, nice touch!)
Full AEM 8U adapter ready in the eurorack case you can see I put it near the Folktek modules which all have patchwires, so nice to be close to them.
(Pittsburgh Modular 360 Structure case, so its portable, close the lid and take it away )
My only issue was the Eurorack adapter is actually a bit thicker than most eurorack modules faceplates, so actually I need longer screws than the ones supplied with my Eurorack case. (robertlanger perhaps might be an idea to supply some longer screws? though perhaps not all cases use the same size screws? - anyway just a thought )