4ms introduces Pods, tiny cases for individual Eurorack modules
The sub-$100 enclosures come in three sizes.
Eurorack company 4ms is attempting to make the format more accessible to a wider audience with the introduction of individual module enclosures called Pods.
According to a tweet from 4ms, Pods come in three sizes – 20hp, 26hp and 32hp – and you can buy them powered or unpowered. The Pod20 costs $55 unpowered or $99 powered, Pod26 is $60/$109 while a Pod32 costs $65/$119. The powered Pods will come with a “newly designed, daisy-chainable supply”, though you’ll have to buy a power brick separately.
Coming soon! 4ms Pods are portable, compact, Eurorack enclosures (1.25” inner depth). Pod20 (20hp): $55 unpowered, $99 powered // Pod26: $60/$109 // Pod32: $65/$119 – Powered Pods come with a newly designed, daisy-chainable supply (external power brick sold separately). #4msPods pic.twitter.com/iuongc18SX
— 4ms Company (@4msCompany) October 10, 2018
While most off-the-shelf Eurorack cases are too large and expensive for newcomers don’t want to invest so heavily in the modular synth format, Pods let anyone make use of a module like 4ms’ 26hp Spectral Multiband Resonator with an existing set of pocket synths.
4ms isn’t the only company to build dinky Eurorack enclosures – Intellijel has previously offered a 42hp case with power – but it’s difficult to find powered cases at the small sizes 4ms is offering. The daisy-chainable design also leaves room to expand or take a flexible mini Eurorack setup to a gig.
4ms hasn’t announced a release date for Pods, but the company says they are “coming soon”.
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