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Postby Daags; Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:55 pm Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

Eurorack cases designed for close integration with microbrutes, and fold-up mobility

https://www.arturia.com/rackbrute-6u/overview
Artists may have a bodyguard. Modules deserve armor-plating.

RackBrute 6U provides you with 176HP to store and secure your enviable collection of Eurorack modules in an everlasting yet lightweight aluminum chassis flanked by two wood panels. Once you're locked and loaded, your modular setup will look and feel like a monolith, yet more flexible than ever thanks the Link fastening system and the paired handle. When on the move, it will make the transport of your modular equipment a walk in the park. When in position, it will let you organize your command center the way you want it. Modules don't live on love alone, and RackBrute 6U keeps everything alive with its +12V / -12V / +5V power supply.

“This is my modular. There are many like it but this one is mine. My modular is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.”
Armed and ready, Sir!

It cannot crawl, run, jump and climb, true, but it can lie down or stand up on demand.

When you have to hold your position for hours, it's better to be well set up and to have a clear view of the surroundings. For this reason, we developed the Link system, a convenient and simple-to-use fastening system that allows you to orientate the dedicated handle so that you can give your modular the most tactically advantageous position. Whether prone, crouching, or standing to attention, RackBrute 6U will always be on the lookout, ready for orders.

Troops are nothing if they are not properly fed. No problem, RackBrute 6U is not just a box. It includes an formidable +12V / -12V / +5V power supply ensuring your firepower up to 1600mA. This is coupled with a military-grade power rail with 32 available slots, including advanced noise filtering technology that guarantees optimum conditions.

With RackBrute 6U, even the most headstrong modules fall into line.
Uniting your forces under the same banner

May all modular units meet at the rallying point and be ready for further orders!

The RackBrute 6U fully takes advantage of the Link System, and it's not alone. You'll also find the Arturia Link on the more compact RackBrute 3U, as well as the self-contained MiniBrute 2 and MiniBrute 2S synthesizers. What solution will you go for? Will your field of operations be fully based on Eurorack, or the powerful force of analog monosynth flagship supported by a fleet of complementary modules?

This technology is the brainchild of our secret research department, but we wanted it to be patent-free so that all our allies could adopt and benefit from it. The modular music battleground is likely to get crowded with an ever-growing variety of Link-enhanced system.

You are not alone on this mission. You have your trustworthy equipment to keep you company.
Equipment checking!

All present and correct, ready for inspection. We trust you’ll find everything to your liking.
1. Power module

Power supply with 1600mA +12V output, 1600mA -12V output and 900mA +5V output. 5HP width.
2. Screw holes to connect modules
3. Power and signal distribution

connect up to 32 modules
4. Link system

use RackBrute in various configurations
5. Retractable stops

protection for folded configuration (requires another Link-ready unit)
6. 176HP total width

171HP available when power supply module is connected
7. Anti-slip strips

Keep everything nice and steady when RackBrute is placed face-up.
Go, go, go!

Don’t worry, RackBrute 6U will keep mishaps at bay.

The success of your operation depends on your sensitive material arriving in perfect working order. RackBrute 6U is up to the challenge. The handle, the chassis, the threaded nut strips, each of its strategic components is made aluminum or steel. RackBrute will carry your setup no matter the context, not matter the weight, the distance and the destination. The built-in spacers will also make sure that no collisions occur when transporting two RackBrute units or a RackBrute and MiniBrute 2. Maybe you also want to keep your modular away from prying eyes. Then, trust the optional RackBrute Travel Case for more covert missions.

RackBrute 6U is the complete transport solution for when you need to take your show on the road.


359 euro for the 6U case ....

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https://www.arturia.com/rackbrute-3u/overview
Don’t worry. Your beloved modules are under heavy guard.

Modular gear is a precious commodity, and you need a versatile housing and security system to accommodate them. A first glance, you’ll see that this is a perfectly fitted 3U, 88 HP case made of a light but strong aluminum chassis, fitted with wood side panels. Deceptively simple, RackBrute is far more than a simple box. It includes many smart additions, such as the included +12V / -12V / +5V power supply that ensures that keeps everything up and running, and the multi-position handle system that not only lets you carry your collection with ease, but also lets you deploy an optimal operating angle, whatever your preference.

The best way to recognize a specialist is through the quality of their equipment.
Ready for anything

Secure an unobstructed viewpoint over the theatre of operation, and hold the position ‘til further orders.

In addition to keeping your modules safe and secure, RackBrute 3U gives you total control of the situation, no matter the context. The first of its secret weapons is the Link fastening system. Paired with the included handle, it will let you choose one of several configurations and orientations for your modular arsenal. Whether you want your gear stealthy and prone, or standing to attention, RackBrute is at your command.

The second trick up its sleeve is the stalwart, ever-reliable, power supply module. Including two independent circuits to supply common modular voltages, it will more than cover your need for +12V, -12V and +5V, providing up to 1600mA in total.

Thirdly, its robust power rail includes a sophisticated noise-filtering technology, and provides 20 standard slots to leave plenty of space for your collection.

Once you’re powered, in position, and locked down, you’ll feel like your modular rig could withstand a siege.
Joining forces with allies

Always remember the Modular Republic’s motto: Unity is strength

The Link fastening system not only equips the RackBrute 3U, but also its large-calibre sibling, RackBrute 6U as well the MiniBrute 2 and MiniBrute 2S. No matter the combination you go for, you can make the most out of your extensive module collection, or create a powerful EcoSystem with the extensive CV/Gate connectivity of the MiniBrute 2 and 2S.

It’s also worth noting that although this technology comes straight from the top secret Arturia research labs, they are working for the greater good. The Link system is patent-free, so you can expect more and more Link-enhanced equipment to become available in the near future.

Do not wait for reinforcements, bring them yourself.
Equipment checking!

All present and correct, ready for inspection. We trust you’ll find everything to your liking.
1. Power module

Power supply with 1600mA +12V output, 1600mA -12V output and 900mA +5V output. 5HP width.
2. Screw holes to connect modules
3. Power and signal distribution

connect up to 20 modules
4. Link system

use RackBrute in various configurations
5. Retractable stops

protection for folded configuration (requires another Link-ready unit)
6. 88HP total width

83HP available when power supply module is connected
7. Anti-slip strips

Keep everything nice and steady when RackBrute is placed face-up.
Let’s move out

We made sure that your gear would arrive without the list scratch.

When carrying precious cargo, dozens of fragile modules, a unique and irreplaceable collection, you need to be certain of their safety. With RackBrute 3U, you have nothing to fear: from the handle, all the way to the threaded nut strips, you’ll find strong aluminum and steel. Wherever you go, however long your journey, however heavy your setup, RackBrute was built to last. Even transporting two RackBrutes or a RackBrute and a MiniBrute 2 is totally risk-free thanks to the built-in Spacers, eliminating any chance of collision.

If you are planning an undercover mission, the dedicated, discrete RackBrute Travel Case will keep your precious equipment free from harm.

When you need to take your show on the road, rehearse, or even just rearrange your creative space, you can depend on RackBrute.


259 euro for the 3U case ....

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Last edited by Daags on Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:48 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby Daags; Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:58 pm Re: Arturia Rackbrute

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Postby thecontrolcentre; Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:09 am Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

Looks great. A eurorack "gateway drug" ... wonder how long til they're available in the UK. I'm very interested. :)
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Postby AnX; Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:13 am Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

End of March on a couple of sites....but thats subject to change of course :wink:
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Postby vurt; Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:12 pm Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

AnX wrote:End of March on a couple of sites....but thats subject to change of course :wink:


not hinting but my birthday is in march :hihi:
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Postby AnX; Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:14 pm Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

Mine is Saturday.... pre-order? :lol:
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Postby pekbro; Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:23 pm Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

Mine was yesterday, guess I'm shit out of luck. :x
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Postby SJ_Digriz; Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:47 pm Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

my only quibble is I wish the power modules had passthru so you didn't have to run 2 bricks if you have 2 boats. My MU power modules are like that and it is so much more ergonomic. Other than that I'm having a hard time not simply being amazed at the price point for what it is, and how well thought out the "link" system is.
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Postby justin3am; Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:18 pm Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

SJ_Digriz wrote:my only quibble is I wish the power modules had passthru so you didn't have to run 2 bricks if you have 2 boats. My MU power modules are like that and it is so much more ergonomic. Other than that I'm having a hard time not simply being amazed at the price point for what it is, and how well thought out the "link" system is.

You would inevitably have customers whose systems draw too much power for a single supply. Better to require a seperate PSU for each bus board. 1.6A per rail, is already a bit skimpy for a single 6u case. Particularly if you have a bunch of digital modules.

These cases do nothing for me but it's nice to see more entry level cases. Should help the modular market to continue expanding through the next year. I'd personally like to see more options for larger cases with robust power and distribution. I have high hopes for the Synth Tech/SkunkWorx PSUs and the LIBB.
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Postby AnX; Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:32 pm Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

SJ_Digriz wrote:and how well thought out the "link" system is.


Its just a joining bracket....
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Postby SJ_Digriz; Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:54 pm Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

AnX wrote:
SJ_Digriz wrote:and how well thought out the "link" system is.

Its just a joining bracket....

For sure, but show me the other Euro mountable systems? It's a simple idea implemented very well. I've seen collapsible boats, but they are expensive and self contained.
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Postby SJ_Digriz; Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:57 pm Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

justin3am wrote:
SJ_Digriz wrote:my only quibble is I wish the power modules had passthru so you didn't have to run 2 bricks if you have 2 boats. My MU power modules are like that and it is so much more ergonomic. Other than that I'm having a hard time not simply being amazed at the price point for what it is, and how well thought out the "link" system is.

You would inevitably have customers whose systems draw too much power for a single supply. Better to require a seperate PSU for each bus board. 1.6A per rail, is already a bit skimpy for a single 6u case. Particularly if you have a bunch of digital modules.

These cases do nothing for me but it's nice to see more entry level cases. Should help the modular market to continue expanding through the next year. I'd personally like to see more options for larger cases with robust power and distribution. I have high hopes for the Synth Tech/SkunkWorx PSUs and the LIBB.

Yeah, I get it. But, it's one more example of the downside to Euro. I guess I don't have a desire to go full Euro. So, the low end, complete case with a proper stand for a handful of modules is right down main street for me. It's just a good cost effective feature set to go with the 2S.
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Postby SJ_Digriz; Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:58 pm Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

Also I posted around here somewhere that the simple fact that I find the form factor compelling is a death warrant to the product line :)
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Postby AnX; Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:07 pm Re: Arturia Rackbrute - (6U & 3U eurorack)

SJ_Digriz wrote:
AnX wrote:
SJ_Digriz wrote:and how well thought out the "link" system is.

Its just a joining bracket....

For sure, but show me the other Euro mountable systems? It's a simple idea implemented very well. I've seen collapsible boats, but they are expensive and self contained.



Well, its a gimmick. You would place a small rack on your desk just behind your kybd...not much diff....apart from a carry handle.
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