The world of Eurorack can be daunting and expensive, even when it comes to the cases that hold the many available modules. With so many great cases to choose from, it can be challenging to pick the ideal case for a given Eurorack system.
In this article, we'll go through the best Eurorack case options on the market to host your well-thought-out modules.
The top 11 best Eurorack cases are:
- Arturia RackBrute 6U
- TipTop Audio Mantis
- Doepfer Monster Case A-100PMS12
- Roland SYR-E84
- Intellijel CASE-7U-104HP
- Pittsburgh Modular EP-344
- Make Noise 7U CV Bus Case
- Erica Synths 2x104HP Carbon Fiber Travel Case
- cre8audio NiftyCase
- Behringer Eurorack Go
- Moog 104HP Eurorack Case
Each of the above-mentioned cases is a superb option for a Eurorack system. In this article, we'll discuss why that is.
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Arturia RackBrute 6U
To call the Arturia RackBrute 6U (link to check the price at Sweetwater) a simple case falls way too short in the description. The astonishing product that Arturia put together to go with its Brute series is one of the best synthesizer allies in the market. You can not only take your favourite modules everywhere you go, but also keep everything plugged, tidy, and carry all you need in a single trip to the car.
The chassis is made of strong but light aluminum and flanked by wood panels on each side. Plus, you can plug everything right there on the RackBrute's +12V/-12V/+5V power supply. Furthermore, thanks to the exclusive Link System, you can set up your gear in a way that is more convenient for you. This is to say that you can load up to 32 modules, connect, and carry them at ease in every configuration you like. Besides, you can hook up your favourite modular synth to the system and carry it all in a single bag.
Once you reach the venue, open up the RackBrute, place the anti-slip strips on the table, and play the night away. The Arturia RackBrute 6U is the ultimate transport solution for modular synthesizers and musicians on the move.
This video will give you an idea of how it works and looks in its natural habitat.
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TipTop Audio Mantis
With a weight of only 3kg (6.5lb), the Tiptop Audio Mantis (link to check the price at Sweetwater) is one of the lightest Eurorack cases on the market today. Yet, don't let the lightweight fool you since this is one serious piece of gear with room for 208 HP divided into two rows of 104 HP each. Plus, you can optionally get a padded carrying bag as well.
In terms of power and connections, this unit comes equipped with Zeus Power Supply and a single ON/OFF button on the back. Also, you get keyed power connectors, so you can prevent the damage caused by plugging modules with reverse polarity.
Design-wise, the sophisticated stand mechanism (available in four colours) allows the Mantis to be set at 90, 45, and 0 degrees of inclination. This can be a game-changer for playing live moving knobs to explore new sonic frontiers.
Finally, the rails provide standard Eurorack spacing. Thus, you won't have to deal with any annoying sliding nuts and, with a depth of 50mm, you can accommodate most modules in the market today.
TipTop Audio created a great companion for Eurorack modules on the road; it is lightweight, convenient, and powerful. You can't purchase your next case without checking this one out first.
TipTop Audio is featured in My New Microphone's Top 11 Best Eurorack Module Synth Brands In The World.
Doepfer Monster Case A-100PMS12
When things get tough, pros get tougher. Such is the situation with the Doepfer Monster Case A-100PMS12 (link to check the price at Sweetwater), one of the market's biggest, sturdiest, and most reliable Eurorack cases.
To begin with, the three power supplies (A-100PSU3) and the 8 bus boards work on the 168 HP of useable space to create a sea of patch cables and oscillating lights. This 168 HP of usable space comes divided into 4 tiers with up to 100mm of depth to connect any module you like.
Plus, this unit works almost like a safe due to the rugged road case with the massive cover (alone, it weighs 4 kilos). Also, you can leave everything connected and be ready in a minute when you hit the stage. Moreover, it can be set at a 90-degree angle and rest on top of other Doepfer products like the Low-Cost Base, for example.
Although it is not the most lightweight case in the market, it is one of the most rugged. So, if you are thinking of hitting the road with your modules, and you'll be travelling a lot, there is no safer way of transporting them than this Doepfer Monster Case.
Check out this video to see it being unboxed and ready to be filled with modules.
Doepfer is featured in My New Microphone's Top 11 Best Eurorack Module Synth Brands In The World.
Roland is a brand that has been fostering the use of synthesizers since the early 80s. Thus, they have accumulated knowledge that brings them closer to the player's mind than any other brand in the market. This Roland SYR-E84 (link to check the price at Sweetwater) is no exception to the company's impeccable reputation.
To begin with, it is on the opposite side when compared to the Doepfer Monster Case. It is lightweight, handy, and easy to carry. It weighs only 2kg (the Doepfer weighs 20 with the cover) and provides 84 HP of space. That being said, you can stack several together to create the ultimate rig for the road.
Speaking of the road, the 2,000mA power supply is the pinnacle of Roland's research and development. This translates into a clean, stable, and utterly powerful power supply that can feed even the most demanding modules in every venue you go to. Furthermore, it is equipped with overcurrent protection to prevent any damage your modules can suffer in different stages.
Design-wise, the detachable case cover works wonders to travel safely and be ready in a matter of minutes. A brand like Roland built its reputation one amazing product at a time, and this Eurorack case not only follows that tradition but also adds to the legend.
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The Intellijel CASE-7U-104HP (link to check the price at Sweetwater) is one of the best-looking pieces of gear on this list, with a slim, smart, anodized aluminum lid. Moreover, the space between the base and the lid is optimized to make room for cable connections. In other words, you can travel to the gig with all your patch cables plugged in and ready to go. Finally, it can fit on the overhead compartment of a plane.
Design-wise, another amazing feature is that all connections (dual audio inputs and outputs, MIDI in, out, and thru, USB, and ON/OFF switch) are located on the upper part of the case itself. This is super handy to keep cables away from the knobs and buttons while performing.
Speaking of which, all the three rows of 104 HP space (two 7U rows and one 1U row) will perform at their best utilizing the included TPS80WMAX power supply. It is a 3,000mA (±12V) and 1,500mA (+5V) output-regulated power source that is as stable and clean as it gets.
The top row that can fit 1U utility modules is a great addition to a great case that can work flat on rubber feet or at a 45-degree angle with the retractable feet. Furthermore, the additional joiners can be used to stack two cases together and double the fun.
Musicians on the road with Eurorack modules will find this case a great way of transporting and keeping their gear safe and sound regardless of the kilometres. You can check this before-video and after-video for a year's difference with the CASE-7U-104HP and this promotional video for more information.
Intellijel is featured in My New Microphone's Top 11 Best Eurorack Module Synth Brands In The World.
Pittsburgh Modular EP-344
Opposite to the ones above, this is not a Eurorack case to hit the road with. Rather, the Pittsburgh Modular Structure EP-344 (link to check the price at Sweetwater) is a great, sturdy, good-looking unit to be sitting in the center of your studio.
Indeed, with a total capacity of 344 HP, you can store and control all your modular gear in the same spot. Moreover, you can divide them into four 84 HP rows and use the featured custom utility bridge to manage a plethora of different functions. This bridge incorporates, for example, a mixer/splitter, a preamp, buffered cascading attenuators, dual voltage-controlled signal buses, and more.
Design-wise, it is one of the best-looking cases on this list made of hand-stained wood. But besides being good-looking, the edge-to-edge rails mounted through the walls reduce the gaps between modules, optimizing space to the maximum. Speaking of which, the unit includes 160 black module screws to fit as many modules as you can.
Make Noise 7U CV Bus Case
Moving back toward cases that can work on the road, the Make Noise 7U CV Bus Case (link to check the price at Sweetwater) is just as sturdy as it gets. The company replaced the wood found on their Shared System case with powder-coated metal, and the whole case weighs less than a kilo (2lbs).
Speaking of powder-coated metal, the black matte finish makes this one of the best-looking units on the list. Plus, beneath the removable lid that has enough room to leave everything patched and seals to prevent dust while travelling, this unit features two 104 HP rows and a 1U row for utilities.
This case by Make Noise also features a 5V power rail and powered bus boards, including 18 connectors that provide 1.4A (+12V), 1A (5V), and 1A (-12V), as well as an integrated CV bus for the 1U row. Besides, it comes with recessed power ON switch and power inlet to travel safely and meets the carry-on luggage size in most airlines.
If this unit's size matches your needs, it might become your best on-the-road solution for your synthesizer modules on the move. This is an unboxing video so you can see the dimensions and sturdiness.
Make Noise is featured in My New Microphone's Top 11 Best Eurorack Module Synth Brands In The World.
Erica Synths 2x104HP Carbon Fiber Travel Case
While the above case takes home the prize for the looks, this one is a serious contender for the prize to the most rugged. The Erica Synths 2x104HP Carbon Fiber Travel Case (link to check the price at Sweetwater) is made entirely of ultra-durable carbon fibre. This makes it super sturdy and one of the lightest in the market, weighing only 5 kilos (11lbs).
Inside, you can easily fit any type of module and leave it all patched as you travel because the lid features 59mm of depth. Plus, you get a 3.34A PSU power supply that provides 2.5A (±12V) and 1A (+5V). This can easily power the 30 modules you can connect to the base.
On the outside, the rugged case features a recessed power button and inlet to make it safer to travel around. Also, the unit is compatible with the company's backpack for even easier transportation. Besides, the heavy-duty locks on both sides and the convenient handle make it the best solution for your gear on the road.
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This is the perfect case for those who love integrating old school and new school into the same mix. This is because the cre8audio NiftyCase (link to check the price at Sweetwater) features MIDI connections and a USB that can go straight to your favourite DAW.
Design-wise, this unit takes a definite step towards old-school looks, just like the Arturia with wooden side panels and metal chassis. The available space inside is 84 HP, making it smaller than others in the list but perhaps enough to fit your favourite modules.
The connections are where this case shines the brightest, allowing you to use it as a clock for other devices, connect with a MIDI cable IN and THRU, and get MIDI from a computer. In this sense, you can easily set everything up from Ableton, for example, and run all elements with the same clock.
Also, it features a ±12V (1,500mA) and +5V (500mA) built-in power supply and a depth of 55mm, which should be enough for most modules out there. Finally, the back-mounted power button and inlet, along with the 1/4″ TRS mono out, can help you be playing in a matter of minutes.
The company offers a bundle version including two modules from Cre8audio; you can see its unboxing and first use in this video. You can also check this video by the company out to see it in action in the hands of experts.
Behringer Eurorack Go
With 240 HP of space, you can load up your dream configuration into this Eurorack case easily. The Behringer Eurorack Go (link to check the price at Sweetwater) is made of durable, matte-finish aluminum and features a handle on top as well as a built-in stand on the back. That being said, it, unfortunately, doesn't feature a lid or bag so that you can carry it on the road with a certain level of care.
The case features enough power for 32 keyed power connectors attached to a low-noise, hefty power supply. It also features 96 sliding nuts to make installation super easy. Speaking of which, a back-mounted power switch and inlet allows you to plug and play in a matter of minutes.
If you are looking for a case that can handle your entire Eurorack module needs mainly in the studio, and eventually, on the road, Behringer's price is very hard to beat for the level of specs it delivers. You can see it being unboxed, filled, and tested in this video by Behringer.
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Moog 104HP Eurorack Case
The Moog 104HP Eurorack Case (link to check the price at Sweetwater) is perhaps the simplest, most affordable solution in the market to take your Eurorack modules with you everywhere. Indeed, Moog put together a case that features an all-aluminum construction with solid wood sides and sliding nuts to accommodate all modules.
The aluminum frame can easily accommodate modules up to 1.9″ deep and features space for 104 HP. Since it doesn't include a power supply or any other connection, it is the ideal canvas for those who love going DIY with their gear.
If this sounds like you, then this sturdy, well-built, affordable, and durable Eurorack case is the best option for your project. You can see it being unboxed and prepared in this video.
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