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SYNDI gets a makeover
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject:  SYNDI gets a makeover
Subject description: My modest modular synth gets a new case.
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This is SYNDI....
My modular of over ten years...
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I was assured ,by the powers that be ,namely my loving wife,that I could pull SYNDI out of dark corner & put her in a more prominent place in the house,if I came up with an enclosure that had some kind of doors on the front. That way she could be all closed up when we had visitors or when my misses got tired of looking at her.
I began scouring Craigslist for a suitable case,& found this Mission style home entertainment center...
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Notice how the upper doors fold back into the unit & out ot the way.
After some cursory repairs & a good cleaning I started the modifications..
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I bought 3/4 by 1 foot pine & started cutting it to size..
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I constructed a rack that will slide into the upper section of my new cabinet ..
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Like so...

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One side is the standard 19 inch rack width. with the remaining width I plan on adding Frac rack panels ,in pairs..
here are some the modules transitioning over ...
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A closer view..
I will cut little spars from metal 'U' channel to suport the Frac stuff..

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Mostly loaded..
I plane on building a retractable shelf ,in the lower portion ,to support a 48 key controller,& more rack mounted units ,on the bottom.

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All closed up...
I will update this page ,when I get to the bottom ,& side portions. salut

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Lovely - great solution! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Update..

Ive done a little work on the lower portion. I added a sliding shelf to support a keyboard controller...

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I have to get a bigger keyboard. I am considering an Akai MPK49.
I also cut down my old rack,so it can fit below the sliding shelf...

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Still a lot of work to do yet.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very nice indeed. Smile

One question: have you tried closing the doors with cables patched in modules? Doesn't look like there's much room for them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

X-Electric wrote:
Very nice indeed. Smile

One question: have you tried closing the doors with cables patched in modules? Doesn't look like there's much room for them.

There is 3& 3/4 inches when the doors are closed. Should be plenty of room.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

#UPDATE#
Here is a lil update on some of the progress made on SYNDI ,my modular synth.
I picked up an Akai MPK49. A versatile midi controller..
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Below that; I built another sliding shelf , for a Samson 12 channel mixer ,with digital FX.
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I also fashioned metal spars ,out of 'U' stock ,to add more Frac panels to the right side....Room to grow a bit Laughing

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I still need to make a couple more of those spars...
I installed this LED light strip ,as well....

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Next, on my agenda , I plan on coming up with some kind of ' master power supply'. Currently..... Razz I have three smaller supplies . I want to build one large one that does +/-15 and +/-12 volts , but uses a common ground scheme . I also plan on adding a little powered sub woofer ,I'm just waiting for my Crown DC60 to get back from the repair shop. After that; I can return to restoring some older modules , and building new ones.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I quite like the internal lighting there and the keyboard drawer.

Nice job!

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