The MDLR-37 pulls in a Korg Minilogue and Microkey, a Meris ENZO, T-Rex Duplicator and Doepfer A-199 for a perfectly poised folding synth station.
Another beautiful design from Love Hultén a master craftsman of hand-made electronic musical instruments. His love affair with the Minilogue continues and this feels like a variation on a theme carried through from the Carrier 37 and MonteSynth.
This time he’s included a tiny bit more modular in the Doepfer A-199 spring reverb. But then this isn’t really about Eurorack, this is about designing something wonderful to showcase his love of electronic sounds…. and the Minilogue.
The unique selling point of this particular design is the fact that it folds in on itself into something carriable. Perhaps more dramatically it unfolds into this brilliant looking synthesizer console complete with keyboard and speakers. At the risk of breaking the spell of awesomeness that orbits his creations I must say that it looks a bit fiddly with all those plastic wing nuts to undo and redo. However, once in operation it’s simply fabulous.
The inclusion of the Meris Enzo synthesizer pedal built into the middle panel is an interesting choice. It brings in pitch-shifting and filtering and can generate synths sounds in response to guitar. I imagine its purpose is to add effects and perhaps some doubling up on the Minilogue. That oscilloscope eye thing is amazing – we need that as a Eurorack module.
An analogue spring reverb and a tape delay is always a perfect acommpliament to a synthesizer. I didn’t realise the T-Rex Duplicator was quite so mechanically noisy.
Beautiful work as always, unlikely to be for sale anytime soon but if you want Mr Hultén to make something for you then you should contact him directly.