I have been fascinated by synthesisers since Wendy Carlos's first album. I started buying eurorack modules when approaching retirement and have continued while a person of leisure.
I don't perform, I just make noises. Sometimes I get bored with the range and pretentiousness of boutique modules, but I always return to the noises.
I get as almost much pleasure from building the housing units as playing with the modules themselves.
Sunday, 29 July 2012
The Wart from Farnell arrived next day (Weds). The uZeus from Postmodular was sent on Thurs, using the Post Office's 'guaranteed by 1 the next day' service, and arrived at 7am on Saturday (the PO's web site explains that, during the Olympics, next day becomes the day after).
I found that the celebrated case builder Ross Lamond stocks TipTop power leads and also ships quickly - that arrived on Friday. So on Saturday morning all the essential kit was here (Rhythm Active shipped the Pittsburgh Outs on Saturday).
The uZeus is an impressive piece of kit - the engraved statement watch out hot surface is true: the faceplate is a radiator. I set up the framework outside the case and it burbled happily on TipTop power through a Logitech X-140 while I replaced the foam with a wooden framework.