How To Build A DIY Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Case

In his latest video, Dave Mech takes a look at how to build a DIY Eurorack case.

His design is inspired by the Bastl Instruments Rumburack 2.0, and he’s shared the details via Scribd.

There are a lot of different ways to DIY a Eurorack case. Check out the links below for more options:

Got your own approach to DIY Eurorack cases? Share it in the comments!

16 thoughts on “How To Build A DIY Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Case

    1. …really? There are some PSUs that cost not more than a regular Eurorack module…e.g. uZeus, Doepfer …but anyway Eurorack is spending Euros … 😉

      1. OK, there is a 50€ from Doepfer, just good enough for four modules with low power.
        I mean, you can get a Desktop PC power supply with 3 voltage outputs and 400 Watt for 30 bucks. A stabilized 1A wall wart power supply is 10 bucks.
        Whats so special about Eurorack PSU to make them cost 100€ and more?

        1. Yeah I agree, the psu’s are expensive. That’s why I am going to follow a similar path as the video for my next eurorack case. The meanwell psu used in the video is essentially similar to a PC’s psu, but with a beefier -12V rail.

      2. Trying again:

        OK, there is a 50€ from Doepfer, just good enough for four modules with low power.
        I mean, you can get a Desktop PC power supply with 3 voltage outputs and 400 Watt for 30 bucks. A stabilized 1A wall wart power supply is 10 bucks.
        Whats so special about Eurorack PSU to make them cost 100€ and more?

  1. I’ve built one from ply a little like this one – but it was a hassle.

    Simpler option – I recently bought a desktop tilt up mixer flight case. (Thon Rack Case 8U 12 RA if you want to Google it). That’s about £85 . It conforms to handluggage sizes for my local cheapo airlines. I used a TipTop uZeus for power (£70) and some 84hp rack mount inserts (£40 each) . That’s around £240 in total for a finished powered flightcase. Some people might say that’s expensive but the cost of the case (£85) is almost equivalent to the cost of the parts for the case (corners, rebate, catches and locks, feet, ply, etc .. ). and it took my days to build my ply case.

    tl;dr a tilt up desk filght case is the same price as the parts for a box and takes 0 hours to make.

    1. Thanks so much for the case info! Bought the same power and rails used in this video, but have been searching/struggling to find a case that isn’t a costly p.o.s.

  2. I got a tilt up rack case for Thomann (£85) , and it was a lot easier than my previous homemade ply case. The Thon tilt up desktop case is about the same cost as ll the rack parts (the catches, handles, etc, etc) and it save me the days of waiting for glue to dr and finding out that I’m 2mm out on one corner and the case lid doesnt close exactly. Nah. I’ll pay £85 to save myself that pain.

  3. I bought a tilt-up desktop rack flightcase for 85 quid from a popular online retailer, it saved me the effort of building the box (which I had done previously and getting the lid rebate to line up accurately was painful). The cost of the case was the same as the cost of the parts, and I didn’t have to invest all that time and swearing at my wonky angles.

    lets see if this comment submits … it failed the last 3 times I tried

    1. This bloody comment system is terrible. All those posts just disappeared after posting without even a “held in moderation ” message. Now they show up together. Baffling. But at least it gives me a chance to let you know that I bought a case for £85. So there’s that.

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