Roland Intros Suitcase-Style Eurorack Modular Synth Case

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Roland today introduced the SYR-E84 Eurorack Case –  a suitcase-style design for their System-1m, Aira effects modules, new analog Eurorack modules and Euro modules from other manufacturers. 

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The SYR-E84 Eurorack case features a black aluminum enclosure and wood side panels. The versatile case can be used in flat, angled, or vertical positions, and offers easy stacking capabilities for expanding your setup.

Features:

  • 84HP Eurorack case with rugged aluminum construction and wood side panels
    Modules can be securely mounted to the M3 bar nut and the included flying male bus cable
  • Includes a 2000 mA power supply designed especially for modular synths and effects
  • Stackable design and included screws allow two SYR-E84 cases to be joined together when a larger setup is required
  • Slant on the bottom corner of the case allows for angled positioning
  • Portable size and weight with a protective cover for travel
  • Case cover can be attached to the back with a latch to provide extra stability
  • Overcurrent protection to safeguard users and modules from hazardous currents

Pricing and availability are TBA. See the Roland site for more info.

34 thoughts on “Roland Intros Suitcase-Style Eurorack Modular Synth Case

  1. This is one of the nicest Euro cases I’ve seen. It looks very sturdy and like a very practical design.

    I’m hoping Roland has the scale to get the price down, but I’m guessing this will be in the $400+ range. Anybody have information on what this will cost? Christmas is coming!

      1. “Why would a case cost anywhere near $400?”

        What do you think the majority of your gear cost goes towards?

        Hint: It’s not the electronics.

        1. im guessing 250-350
          Pittsburgh Modular’s case is 450 and much bigger
          Make Noise skiff is 250 and while not as portable, it is also the same size as the Pittsburgh Modular.

          my guess is 300

      2. A well regulated power supply costs a lot of cash. Even DIY options set you back quite a bit. You need a good power supply because you’re plugging in multiple devices at different voltages and current draw. On top of that, the current demand changes in real time as control voltages activate and deactivate parts of circuits and you don’t want a dip in supply voltage or amperage as that may cause sonic irregularities in the modules that are calibrated for a specific supply voltage.

  2. Roland seems to have turned things around, since the Aira introductions. They are pretty solid, but I’m really impressed with the System 1m, the Aira Euro modules and especially the new analog modules.

    A suitcase rack with some System 500 modules and a Demora delay would make a pretty killer mobile modular.

  3. This looks horrible! WHERE ARE THE FUTURISTIC GREEN LEDS?!?!?

    Seriously, this is the first good looking piece of gear from Roland in 30 years.

    1. But you can put a system 1m in this, right? So you get the ultimate lightshow FUTURE synth, AND it has wood end pieces, so it’s also vintage and warm. Roland is really onto something here

    2. If you dont like green leds you dont need to buy them… I dont understand the “I hate everything” attitude (except my own ideas)…

  4. That’s actually really nice design. Clever how you can put the lid behind the case. My Doepfer case lids are always rolling along floor…

  5. nice looking case. wondering why there is a need for the big board and the wall wart though?
    new roland modules are very sweet and feel nice as well.

  6. That looks really nice, but it’s a shame they went with the long ribbon cable “flying busbars”. That thin-ass ribbon cable was never meant for power distribution and should never have become the Eurorack “standard” in the first place. If your system is drawing even a couple hundred mA your noise, hum and crosstalk increases considerably. It’s a real shame that proper power distribution is so often ignored (and laughed at by some) in favor of saving a few bucks, especially considering the total price of the modules being powered.

    1. Maybe you are right but I haven’t experienced any problem personally.
      I have 2 Row Power = 4 flying strips plus others to extend the max number of modules. Not a crosstalk, hum or noise here 😉

      1. Same here, flying bus cables powering all of my modules and I’m getting zero crosstalk and noise. It’s all in having a good power supply!

        1. Me too.

          No problems at all for years with Bus cables.

          Your studio power is probably the culprit.

          Don’t plug the Beer Fridge into the same outlet as you synths.

        2. No, a good power supply isn’t everything. A top-notch PSU is only as good as the wiring connecting it to your modules. YMMV depending on the specific modules in your rack, how much power they are drawing, how many modules there are, and whatever else is patched into the system. For a single row maybe it’s not a big deal, but the larger the system gets the more it stands to lose from poor distribution. Bottom line is ribbon cable is meant for data connections, not power distribution. It’s too thin to have a low enough resistance for good solid ground/power distribution across an entire modular system without hum/crosstalk/noise penalties.

          Anecdotes don’t trump fundamental principles of electricity.

          1. You don’t daisy chain 25 connectors together to power modules.

            You use the 5 or 6 socket length attached to a long bus board that wires directly to the power supply.

            Daisy chaining tons of cables together would probably cause issues, that is not how the systems are designed.

            Notice how the Roland one above has two 5 connector cables for a single row.

  7. Nice case but I have to drill holes for the MIDI cable to my System-1m? Also that bevel isn’t going to be enough to keep it from tipping when I plug/unplug a cable without using two hands. System-1m is light as a feather. Can I get some Roland branded lead weights to stick to the bottom?

  8. The big question for me is ..do the wooden end cheeks have that fetishy. Thing that says “buy me ,you know you want me..”..joking aside., It’s worth considering making your own case and rack all the parts are easily available ,and it’s good to exercise metalworking and woodwork skills. Especially if you have recklessly spent thousands on synth stuff over the past 3 decades and are now impoverished.Aferall the whole modular thing is an escapism. ..and why not

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