MATRIXSYNTH: POWER | MakeNoise 4-Zone | Classic CV bus | Alternatives

Monday, September 04, 2023

POWER | MakeNoise 4-Zone | Classic CV bus | Alternatives

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"It's been seven days since my last confession. Some people wonder how much makenoise cases I have. I have an old 'elite' case, six 'classic' CV bus cases and one 4-Zone case. So I did not buy them all so you couldn't. My last classic CV cases had serials in the range of 5500 so there are a LOT of cases out there. I never wished I had them all. Really.

Four of them have a permanent layout (the MN museum, original shared system layout, modern MN gear and the tabletops). My logo spells 'tape & (atom=micro)sound music machine', which basically started this channel. The other cases are constantly changing. I use cases instead of a wall because it's easier for me to prepare a layout , think in 'systems' and use a confined area to shoot a video. It's also easy to store a case and use another one.

Rest assured this is because I run a YouTube channel. I am not (totally) insane. I am a retired old man, almost turning 60 with nothing better to do. Honestly, I can't think of anything better than making videos for you. You can support me (a bit) by joining the channel memberships and get a badge. That's all there is to it for now. Nothing special, but highly appreciated.

Also, the 4-zone case is not sponsored by anyone. It was GAS. I can't think of any MakeNoise layout that would require it, but Spectraphon has a new DSP platform, and I bet it will not be the last module. However, I can imagine many (multibranded) layouts that will not work on the classic case. So instead of just comparing the classic with the 4-zone, I'd also like to take some time to discuss a few alternatives which may better suit YOUR needs as modules are getting smaller while using bigger chips.

Finally, there's no such thing as a cheap 2x104 HP 7U case. You'll need a lot of modules to fill it up, a 1U module may look small, but it can require the same power as a 3U. In the end, it's power that burns your modules."

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