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Silent Strike QB

Silent Strike QB  ·  Source: Silent Strike

Silent Strike QB

Silent Strike QB  ·  Source: Silent Strike

Silent Strike QB

Silent Strike QB  ·  Source: Silent Strike

Silent Strike QB

Silent Strike QB  ·  Source: Silent Strike

Romanian electronic and film music composer Silent Strike has posted a little clip of his stunning new revolving “QB” cuboid Eurorack case.

QB

There’s not a whole lot to say other than WOW! QB is built by Ioan Bârlădeanu expressly for Silent Strike and is not currently for sale (I wonder what we have to do to change that state of affairs?). It can accommodate 560HP of Eurorack modules, it has 8 audio inputs on the top and 8 audio outputs in the base, which revolves – did I mention that it revolves?

Just check this out (now on YouTube):

It’s weird because I had an idea similar to this a couple of months ago after doing some live modular sets. It occurred to me that it’s difficult for people to see or experience what you’re doing with the Eurorack instrument. I was thinking about various ways you could angle or display the rack but then you inevitably got in the way yourself as you manipulated the controls. Then, I thought, if you had something like a pyramid which could revolve so that you can work on one side while the audience could look at the other faces. Seemed like a moment of genius except I couldn’t work out how to have a revolving base that didn’t completely wind up the power supply. But here Silent Strike and Ioan have completely nailed it in a beautifully Sci-Fi and exciting way with far more talent than I could ever pull together.

Perhaps if it creates enough interest then something along these lines could make it to market and we’ll all be performing with our revolving racks on pedestals. Although quite how you cope with patching in 3 dimensions I don’t know – you’d need some long patch cables.

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Something pyramidical would definitely be better in terms of audience interaction – the best would perhaps be a tetrahedron – that way 2 of 3 faces would always be visible to the audience. Regarding the risk of winding up the power cord – the simplest would just to make a stop (like alot of lamps have) so that you cannot turn it more than 359 degrees in the same direction. Alternatively you could run it on a battery and have the output go to the amp via a wireless system…


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Ioan Barladeanu also dipped in music production a few years ago and has an album o Spotify, CYCLER – Polymath (my favourite glitch-idm album actually): https://open.spotify.com/artist/56jIr7RT2YKJagDKu5EDC8?si=VNE1mo9yTRup1jWriN-h9Q