If you’ve built the mki x es.EDU DIY VCO and VCA modules over the last few weeks then you’re going to need this case to put them in.
DIY Eurorack case & PSU
It’s a little bit of a chicken and egg situation where you really need the case before you build your modules but you don’t really know until you’ve built a module whether this is going to be something you’ll turn into a whole system. And so Erica Synths decided to release the VCO and VCA first. I guess you could see it as something you can hear and something you can change the volume with – modules that you could run on breadboards without ever needing a case.
However, if you’ve decided to commit to the mki x es.EDU modular system, then you’ll need the enclosure to put it all in and the power supply to run it.
It’s a self-contained little 84HP box designed to house the 9 modules in the series. It doesn’t have rails in the normal sense, instead it has holes exactly where they need to be for the mki x es.EDU modules and so the case isn’t really compatible with other Eurorack modules; although you could probably swap something in if you wanted.
The power supply is internal and comes as a kit and so getting to know how the power supply works is part of your education. The manual will go through how to put it together and it’s a great opportunity to learn some important things about how your modules are powered. It runs off a regular AC/DC 12V adapter so you’re not having to deal with mains voltage.
The case is estimated to ship by the end of February for €110 ex VAT.
If you’ve been following this series of modules then you may have seen my live streams on the first two, and if not then you’re in for a treat! As each module emerges I’ll be doing a live stream build-along where I go through all the materials, build the module on a breadboard and then solder the kit together. The idea is to learn about circuit design and modular through the process of building these excellent little modules guided by the manuals written by Moritz Klein. It takes a lot longer than I anticipated but I’ve learned a huge amount in the process. I will be tackling the case as soon as it becomes available but in the meantime here are the first two parts of the first two modules.
- Erica Synths EDU Kits rack: Erica Synths
- Erica Synths EDU case PSU: Erica Synths