4 Zone CV Bus Case
Our 104hp x 7U 4 Zone CV Bus Case arrives ready to use. Just add modules, patch cables and inspiration. The powder coated metal construction offers excellent mechanical durability. The lid is removable and can be closed with the system fully patched. The sleek matte black finish was selected to match our line of Black & Gold modules, and it looks great with just about any module installed. This finish will show the story of your modular synth's travels over the years.
The Make Noise 4 Zone Power Bus Board is a new approach to accommodating the ever growing universe of Eurorack modules. The multi-zone solution is like having 4 independent bus boards in a convenient single bus board package. Each Zone features isolated +12 VDC and -12VDC supplies and a dedicated ground return path. The +5VDC supply is shared amongst all 4 zones.
The multiple section of the CV Bus was originally designed in 2013 for Alessandro Cortini's personal Make Noise system. It provides visual indication of level, rate and polarity for up to 4 control signals that will be shared throughout a patch. These 4 control signals are color coded and distributed across the center of the system allowing for quick, clean and intuitive patching. The distribution method is unlike the typical multiple since the control signals will appear beneath their possible destinations allowing for the use of shorter patch cables. The color coding and visual indication makes navigating complex patches easier and more intuitive. Typically, the CV Bus would be used to share the most important control signals in a patch such as your Master Clock.
This new version of the CV Bus also includes useful modular utilities:
The Voltage Math is found at the left end of the CV Bus. Like the similar circuit on the 0-Coast, it is a small collection of universally useful modular utilities. The two inputs are summed at the output, one at unity and one adjusted by the input attenu-verter. The attenuverted input is also normalled to a DC offset, for purposes of level shifting, voltage mirroring etc. The output strength and polarity is indicated by the Green and Red output LEDs.
A high quality Stereo Line Driver converts powerful modular synthesizer signal levels to the commonly used Line Level. There are mini-jack inputs for Left or Mono, and Right for Stereo sound, a single master volume control, as well as a stereo line output pair, and finally a TRS line/headphone out on a single jack. This output is capable of driving a long cable out to a PA System or a set of Headphones. It is AC coupled with a built-in limiting circuit (with visual indication) that prevents damage to ears and PA system when the patching gets experimental.
- Size: 7U
- Total HP: 208 @ 3U, 104 @ 1U
- Outer Dimensions:
- 22.25" x 14" x 7.25" w/ lid
- Max Module Depth: 2.5"
- Weight: 12.75 lbs. (w/ powered bus board, CV Bus installed)
- Power: +12VDC @ 4A, -12VDC @ 2.4A and +5VDC @ 1A
- Connectors: 32
- Includes: CV Bus, Powered Bus Board, 120 Sliding M2.5 nuts w/ Black screws, AC Adapter
- Price: $949
- Release Date: Aug. 2023
- Where to buy
- Two 104 hp 3U rows for Eurorack modules, One 104hp 1U row fitted w/ CV Bus
- Hybrid switched/linear power solution for low noise and excellent load regulation
- Multi-Zone, allowing isolation of noise-prone modules from noise-sensitive ones
- Black powder coated metal w/ embossed logo on lid
- Sealed to keep dust out during travel or storage
- Lid offers space to close w/ your system patched
- Recessed side mounted on/off switch and power inlet for safe travel
- Locking power connector helps prevent on-stage power loss accidents
- Solid carrying handle and rubber feet so the case travels w/ ease
- Meets carry-on luggage size requirements for most airlines
- Universal AC power adapter works world wide (Need IEC Cable for non-US outlets)
- Blued Steel Stand sold separately