[sdiy] The API Lunchbox format

Rkm rkm31415 at yahoo.com
Fri May 1 14:15:15 CEST 2015

I like the idea of signal buses.  I don't like the fact that the backplane gives you a predetermined module depth.  Between the huge backplane and the deep modules it seems like there might be lots of unnecessary PCB real estate.  I prefer the ribbon cables and IDC's.

I'm a penny-pinching diyer, though.


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On May 1, 2015, at 12:31 AM, rsdio at audiobanshee.com wrote:

> Someone wanted to hire me to design for API 500, and I thought it was underpowered for high-end audio with only ±12 V rails. It's a bit of a quality step down from some high-end audio processors. However, that's the standard modular rail voltage for EuroRack, so API 500  wouldn't really be a step back in that sense, although some modulars are ±15 V or even ±18 V.
> I agree with someone else in this thread (?) who said that API 500 would be great if you have multiple formats in a tall rack. You could have one or more 19" rack-mounted cases in a 12U rack and then mix and match - some API 500, some Euro, some Moog, etc.
> Brian
> On Apr 30, 2015, at 12:18 AM, "Lanterman, Aaron" <lanterma at ece.gatech.edu> wrote:
>> I found myself casually wondering if it might make an interesting semi-modular synthesis platform. 
>> - Aaron
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