[sdiy] Panels and cases

Rude 66 r.lekx at chello.nl
Tue Jun 11 00:36:01 CEST 2002

> So, what's the question?  Is this a "good path" to follow?  Will Paul
> (MOTM) and Tony (Oakley) be laughing behind their soldering irons, or is
> it just one of those "no-better-no-worse" outcomes?  I guess its fine for
> me with my little fingers, but maybe not so suitable for the cloven-hooved
> among us (you know who you are....with that odd "BBD" birthmark on your
> forehead >-)

heh.. i fall into that last category too. having tested quite a few modular
systems for a dutch magazine (old and new) i find the small front plate
modulars way too small. i'd definltely go for the motm/synthesizers.com
size. i was also not too impressed by the mini jacks used by these smaller
systems.. try to avoid those if you can.
i found for me personally, the 'miniaturisation' of functions doesn't
work...the bigger, the better..;-)


> Don't get me wrong, I do like the larger panels, plenty of room for lovely
> panel artwork (nice one, Ken!).  But I guess I'm also drawn to the more
> compact form, and I've recently been browsing the Analogue Systems website
> (ooh, than Phoenix system...mmmmmmmm!!!!)  But I claim no bias -- my first
> modular had the larger-sized panels ... maybe I fancy a change?
> So, I'm either a mad Englishman (amongst to many...) or as sane as a dog
> *woof woof*
> It'd be interesting (for me at least) as to what the split is in real
> terms between the number of modulars here that are standard 3U panel, and
> ones that are the larger MOTM/Oakley/Digisound format.
> In fact, could I suggest the following, for those that are suitably
> inclined (if not, tilt your head to one side): email me (off-list) what
> size panels you use in your modular (or plan to use) and I'll compile a
> summary of the results.  Might provide an interesting perspective on
> things.
> Neil
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