Either I can’t count or Rackbrute have one extra hp on each row. I already filled upper row with one extra hp. I didn’t want to gamble on lower row and bought modules which I counted would fill it but there was one extra hp. I probably get empty one hp panel to fill the hole. There are no functional one hp modules and I got what I want on case already. Well not all but I will get to that later.
I finally got tuner. Without it I didn’t use modular that much. I can’t tune by ear. I need something to tone the synth. Only way was to connect it to computer but I was always too lazy to do that. So I didn’t use modular that much. Tuner has made modular fun again. I just turn synth on and tune oscillators when I need to do that. No need to open computer and connect synth to it. It is just like with guitar. You need to get tuner early on.
Addition to tuner I got first Doepfer modules. For those who doesn’t know Doepfer is father of eurorack format. Ever since I started to build eurorack synth I wanted to have something from Doepfer to give love back to them. Problem was they didn’t have anything I really want besides their SEM filter. It wasn’t going to be in this case because I had enough filters in it already. I decided to get ADSR even though it is 2 hps wider than Pittsburgh Modular’s ADSR. I thought it would fill the case with Doepfer’s dual VCA. If I knew there would still be one hp left I would have got Pittsburgh Modular’s ADSR and something 3 hp sized like Erica Synth’s Trigger to Gate module which would be useful with Rene. I might do that when I get next case and put Doepfer ADSR there.
Not saying Doepfer’s ADSR is bad module. It has some benefits over Pittsburgh Modular’s ADSR but with eurorack cases you have limited space and you have to have system which makes most sense. Sometimes it means getting rid of something because there is something smaller doing almost the same thing.
I have had plan to buy second Rackbrute. There are few modules I want for my eurorack. Everything I wanted didn’t fit into one if I wanted to have functional synth on one case. Most of module I still want are from Make Noise. DPO, Maths, Wogglebug and Tempi will be basis of next case if I decide to get it. Doepfer’s SEM will be on it too. Anything else is still open. Only plan is to make it fully functional. So it could be used with out first case. Or have it another voice when first one gives first voice.