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The goal of the Vertigo series is for a no compromises approach to size, needs and wants. No airplane regulations were considered. The only real consideration I had was making sure it could fit on and not be too heavy for a standard fold up table. I post this to encourage others to consider what you would want in a larger portable case. This is what I came up with.

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There is a drum pad station prototype sitting in front to show how size is relative. The idea for the drum pads came from ClimbingTyler, big props to him for a very cool idea. It is used in conjunction with the Erthenvar Ctact 1 tile modules. 12U for eurorack modules, 2 - 1U's for tiles. 100HP.

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All fabrication was done in house. Custom cnc aluminum as well as the African Bubinga hardwood ends. No cheap mdf board here!

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Working on my own version of the MN bus. Mine goes vertical and there is a small cable connecting both sides. They can be run together or separately as the main jacks are normalled.

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Special ventilation notches were cut into both the top and bottom for ventilation. Sometimes at gigs with all of the lights these boxes seem to heat up quick, so I had to do something about that. 2 - 4Amp power supplies are built in so no ugly wall warts. The power supplies are located right next to the vents.

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20lbs dry weight. 38 - 40lbs filled with modules. Heavy, but still portable. One inch solid aluminum rod for the handle gives confidence when carrying this around.

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Large heavy duty cowhide leather bag has room for ALL cables. You would not need to carry a separate bag for cables. This was another must have.

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I gave up some case room for this, but it is well worth it.
Any ideas for more/better options are requested, so let me hear what you think.
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See, now THAT's classy. :hail: Job very well done sir.
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That is awesome my friend. I love the personality of this case, the way it sits, begging to be used.
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Wow that's beautiful! Really like the look of the wood ends and the drum pads are neat!
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awesome :love:
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Eurorack continues to amaze.

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Thumbs up!
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Beautiful case! Nicely done.
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That's soo great. I have something else to lust after.

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nice work!

if it were me, since carry-on size isn't an issue, i'd make it so it could close fully patched, three stackables high.
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This is one of those cases that makes you feel like your sitting in front of master command center. Perfect ergonomics. Wieght is not too heavy but it is a solid and sturdy unit.

The wood is crazy hard. I think it will hold up well to travel.
And it just has an amazing grain.

The system bus LED's are super cool.
The split between top and bottom is awesome.
You should post an all angled video of them.

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Amazing I'd buy 2
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goiks wrote: i'd make it so it could close fully patched, three stackables high.
Only three :hihi: I guess when I say no limitations, why not?

Thanks guys for the comments. There are a few tweaks I would make after making this case, but all in all I'm happy with the design/layout/functionality.

Would love to see other larger designs and ideas too.
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beautiful :woah:

really feels/looks like a complete instrument.
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I've been working on a design for a case about this size. I would like it to have a little more room between the bottom and top to leave it patched for travel. It's really nice to see yours and it will probably help with the final design. Nice job! :yay:
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Great looking case!!

That's a lot of CTACT tiles there. Army of contact mics? :sb:
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Does it come with the Drum Pads? :hihi: I seriously can't wait to play with those next time we hang out.

Eventually I will come to you when I need to have a sexy studio case like yours! I'd love to learn how all of that is done one day.
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Those drum pads are a great idea, now we just need to fine tune them a bit and I think that they will allow a greater control for percussive and non-percussive elements. I have other ideas too I want to run by you.

I understand many like the idea of a case that will allow the system to stay patched, but there are issues with doing this. Clearance is only one problem. The other issue is how to handle cable 'pinching'. When you close the two sides together the cables find ways around the knobs and sometimes directly interfere with each other causing pinching between knobs and cables. This at some point will destroy if not severely weaken the pot stems and the cables. Personally I like to force myself to patch every time with a portable case. I leave the permanent patches for the studio.
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sweet baby jesus i want this

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Gorgeous!!! :yay: :yay:
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