In the early days of SynQuaNon research, many different Eurorack modular cases were employed to house the myriad of commercially available modules (6 of each type!) used for the first experiments in hexaphonic, single-string processing. As you can imagine, having six separate effects processing chains took up a lot of room: the entire system covered eight 3U rows and two 1U rows of 104HP each!
Many new discoveries were made during this time, the most important of which include: 1) creation of dedicated hexaphonic modules with significant space and power savings, 2) having master controls over all six channels, and 3) moving permanent patch cable connections out of the way to the rear of the modules. All of these (and more) have been incorporated in SynQuaNon's current product line.
The new studio research case contains all of the modules presently available on the website and a number of commercially available modules to support on-going research and design of SynQuaNon products for 2021 and beyond.
The Case: I built this case out of Padauk, a beautiful wood from Africa with deep brown and orange highlights. The 12U case templates were obtained from Matthew Goike Designs - check out his cases, they are works of art! Other details include a Konstant Lab ZDROJ High End Linear Power supply Bundle and TipTop Audio Black Z-Rails with 3mm Threaded Nut Strips . The case was finished using five layers of Birchwood-Casey Tru-Oil Gun Stock Finish, a process I've used successfully on my custom exotic wood guitars.