MOTM resides in Synthesizers.com cabinet– Updated 11/19/02
Many MOTMers are ready to make the leap from rack mounting to beautiful wood
cabinets. However, Synthesis Technology does not offer wood cabinets at this time.
While I am working on new cabinet designs, I am not certain I will be getting in that
market. If I do it will be next year. So, for the benefit of those who are ready now for
wood cabinets and cannot make their own, I show here how to use Stooge product
flat rails (cut to size), existing rack end caps, and a new special end cap to make your
MOTM modules feel at home and look sharp in a Synthesizers.com cabinet.
New!See also Richard Brewster’s Synthesizers.com cabinet conversion page.
Here are photos showing the process of making a 22U Synthesizers.com cabinet
MOTM - friendly. When complete, it holds 26U of MOTM modules. I do not have
a 44U Synthesizers.com cabinet to test, but it should work in a very similar way. Click
on the thumbnails below for full size photos.
Dot com panels are 15/1000" taller than MOTM. So, I found the flat rails needed to be spaced off the inside of the wood very slightly. Stick some-thing in the gap to hold it while you attach your screws.
I would like to thank Frank Capobianco for letting is 22U Synthesizers.com cabinet
take a detour through my place for flat rail fitting for the benefit of others. It takes 9 flat
rails, 2 end caps, and about forty # 4 x ¾" wood screws for this project per row of
modules. Three of the flat rails must be cut. One is cut in half to make two 3U rails,
and two are trimmed from 6U to 5U so everything comes out even. I will be happy to
cut the flat rails prior to shipping for anyone wanting to purchase them for this purpose.
If there is sufficient interest, I will have some 8U flat rails made too so that no custom
cutting is required. The same is true for the ½" end caps. I made only enough for Frank
and maybe Paul. If there is interest, I will make them the next time I cut metal. I might
offer a "conversion kit" that has everything you need including the screws if there is
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