4 Fantastic Custom Modular Cases

Synthesist Gary Hall shared these modular synth design concepts, created using a DIY CNC router.

The four modular synthesizer rack design prototypes, above, are the result of ‘playing around with cutting rails to length and making ears to create racks adapted to commonly used pieces of kit’.

Hall is considering building the cases on a made-to-order basis. Details are to come. See the Eurorack Synthesizers page on Facebook to follow the discussion.

19 thoughts on “4 Fantastic Custom Modular Cases

  1. those are some smart solutions. I’ve got a small euro over my ms20, but don’t have a super secure way of keeping them together beyond gaff tape.

  2. they look very nice, but no one ever has been satisfied with a tiny half rack of modular.

    once you’ve been bitten…

  3. I can’t see those links. Is there a guide for constructing them? I would love to see how to construct that MS-20 case myself. This have become more than useful info for my DYI modular synth project. Thanks again Synthopia.

  4. Very Nice..CNC yes very good..But suspect there to be a great many Synthheads ,especially of the modular variety like me thinking mmmm Perspex! wish these designs were in a tasty nice bit of wood-.and yes I have already committed myself by building my own Eurorack wooden framework in English Oak including a few hand injuries ,broken drill bits and a box of plasters in the process .

  5. Am I the only one that feels that the MS20 one would be better if it was made of wood, and mounted on the synth in the same manner as the wooden replacement end plates you can get?

    1. Also the MS-20 case should really have an English Tear from the harvestman. It would make sense and seem a lot more functional.

  6. Micro brute euro-monster looks tempting… I have the Microbrute, but have not ventured into euro territory.

  7. For everyone saying ‘I wish they were made of wood’. They’re routered. Once you have the design you can make them out of anything you put on the CNC bed.

  8. Thanks everyone. There are definitely a lot of other possibilities beyond those shown here, for different configurations, materials, etc. A lot of the credit for these goes to industrial designer Ettore Tramonti. I decided what to build. He made sure they would be beautiful and sturdy. Stand by for more news!

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