I relocated the Mocante from its wood case into a Eurorack case. It’s a Pittsburgh Modular Cell 90 case (which actually has 89.6875 HP space). The power supply in this case is the old Pittsburgh Modular analog supply with the AC wall wart. Not a problem here, because only +/- 12 volts is needed and the current requirement are low.
Here’s a photo of how the Euro power cable is soldered to the Mocante PC board. Red stripe indicates -12V, which is not used, though pads exist on the board. Six wires carry ground and two (indicated by + symbol on the board) are for +12V. I cut one end of a standard Euro 10-pin cable to do this.
I filled out the box with the following modules, intending to use it for live improvisation.
I am finding a wealth of patching potential in this box. Three modules produce audio and four can modulate two signals together (DLPG and modDemix are both dual). On top of that I can add the digital delay. Two 3 to 1 mixers give flexibility. The Pico OUT lets me practice with headphones and also go directly to a mixing board. Unknown Pleasures, a manually driven signal source, is perfect for gating another signal in an LPG or modDemix.
I am discovering more about the Mocante, now that I have built this small laboratory for it. For instance, I found that the Mocante CV output serves as an audio output, too. Here are some quick sample sounds from this box.