This is my first modular build working on a 'no' or 'low' budget. The case is a used flight case (utility briefcase) with internal dimensions just over 84hp and enough room for 2 rows. Its a little shallow but I have around 65mm depth for modules and to leave patch cables in place when the lid is closed. Its a solid case and no too heavy for lugging around.
You will see 4 x 4hp blank panels in the build, these were used to keep the rails in place when the case was put together. The rails are bolted to left and right wooden spacers ends which make up the extra internal width. The rails with ends are fixed into the case using flat head hex bolts (the ones you get with flat packed furniture). There's a small gap at the top and bottom of the rails which I think I will fill with some sticky backed foam strip to stop anything falling down the gap (this is when the rack is full, if ever).
The power supply is the Row Power 40 with Flying Bus and external power brick.
The first module I've added is the Music Thing Radio Music. This follows the audio work I've been doing in my VJ sets using samples triggered using my Livid CNTRL:R. This is blind mixing where I have no idea where the looping audio sample is and I fade up the sample using a knob on the Livid. VJ software is not great for controlling audio so I'm exploring the hardware route. With this I also have x2 Music Thing Modular Simple EQ's. Plus a Mutable Instruments CV Pal as a low cost way to start exploring MIDI / CV.
The module I'm looking for next is a simple output mixer. At the moment I have the AI Synthesis AI002 Audio and CV Mixer in the rack. For the output mixer I want a minimum of three inputs and a master mix out knob.
I like the simplicity of the AI Synthesis AI002 but would be happy to get some suggestions on mixer options, ideally low cost and DIY is fine.