I’ve been messing a lot with VCV Rack lately and I think it’s time for me to dip my toes into the world of eurorack. I told myself I wouldn’t let myself get into this but I’ve been selling a lot of guitar pedals lately so I have some funds kicking around. I’ll give you some background and then I’ll get to the questions that are bugging me at the moment:
So far, it’s looking like it will be based on a Mother 32, due to there being a few available on local classifieds and I like the two-tier rack that is sold just for them. The 60hp size also feels like a good amount to work with for a beginner. Another plus is that I own a Sub Phatty, so I’m familiar with Moog interfaces.
I’ll need a power supply of some sort, I’ve been looking at the Tip Top uZeus and the 4ms Row Power. Some other modules that have piqued my interest are the Make Noise Maths, the Expert Sleepers Distings mk4, and almost all of the Mutable lineup (especially Rings and Plaits!).
Now, here are some of the questions I have:
-Based on this setup, are there any shortcomings I’ll need to deal with?
-Are there any modules that you feel compliment Mother 32 well?
-I’ve read that most of the in’s and out’s of the Mother 32 are MAX +5/-5V, what would be the best way to prevent other modules from sending too much voltage?
-Is it worth getting a mixer module or is it most likely that i’ll be routing everything through the output of the Mother 32?
-Is it worth having an external sequencer? There’s a Korg SQ-1 and a Arturia BeatStep available on my local classifieds at the moment.
-If you had a Mother 32 and a spare 60hp to work with, how would you fill it and why?
Any help with the questions above would be appreciated greatly. Thanks in advance!