[sdiy] From a commercial standpoint -- has Eurorack "won"?

Lanterman, Aaron lanterma at ece.gatech.edu
Sun May 1 10:08:32 CEST 2016


Of course, for DIY, you can build in whatever format you want, or create new crazy custom formats however the spirit moves you.

I just noticed:

Moog Mother-32 and Eurorack case
Dave Smith DSM01 and DSM02
Waldorf KB37, NW1, etc…

…and modular manufacturers from the “early modern days” — people who spearheaded the resurgence of modular manufacturing, often with their own formats (MOTM, Wiard, Cyndustries) are either making Eurorack modules, or having other companies offer their modules in Eurorack.

It seems like if one wanted to get into manufacturing modules “for real” and try to sell them, Eurorack is the way to go.

Just curious about people’s thoughts…

As an aside, Kirpatrick Audio’s format looks like it has been *incredibly* well thought out:

http://www.kilpatrickaudio.com/?p=kformat_spec

But alas, doesn’t seem to have caught on.

As another aside, I incidentally noticed that the width and height of 500 series modules seem to match up with the frac rack format, with 1.5” width models. Of course, the power connector and target application is totally different, and 500 series need to have a particular depth.

- Aaron


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