System build examples


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Here are a few system examples. Feel free to discuss or ask further questions, or submit your own beginner layouts for newbies.

Starter System 1
“This system assumes you have no other EuroRack modular gear or oscillator sources. The inclusion of an oscillator like Prismatic Ray really brings shapes and video to life. Staircase is the fastest way to create patterns and visual complexity. The ability to patch a ramp output from Visual Cortex into Staircase and use Prismatic Ray as a primary modulation source makes this a complex, fun and low cost way to step into LZX.” – Sam Newell

Starter1
Prismatic Ray
Staircase
Visual Cortex
Total HP Width, 52HP
+12V Power Consumption, 370mA (0.37 A)-12V Power Consumption, 390mA (0.39 A)

Starter System 2
“The most minimal configuration I could recommend, this system assumes you are expanding an existing EuroRack modular synthesizer which includes oscillators and other modulation sources. Bridge provides a scaling interface between your video and audio modules. Bridge also allows you to fade and mix ramps from Visual Cortex, which can then be processed by Staircase. With the Visual Cortex Colorizer & Compositor you can create many interesting patches from a very small system.” – Sam Newell

Starter2
Bridge
Staircase
Visual Cortex

Total HP Width, 44HP
+12V Power Consumption, 280mA (0.28 A)-12V Power Consumption, 330mA (0.33 A)

Basic System 1
“Building off of the Starter System 1, this layout introduces Shapechanger and Color Chords. The addition of Shapechanger instantly takes you out of solely making patterns and into the ability to generate complex and stunning shapes which can be mixed with patterns using Color Chords. Color Chords lets you dive deeper into the amazing analog color mixing capabilities that the LZX system provides, and gives you multiple layers to play with. This is important because of the vast amounts of possibilities within the Shapechanger + Staircase combination. Patching RGB out respectively into A or B on the Visual Cortex Compositor allows you to fine tune and filter through colors producing stunning combinations.” – Sam Newell


Prismatic Ray
Shapechanger
Staircase
Color Chords
Visual Cortex

Total HP Width, 84HP
+12V Power Consumption, 630mA (0.63 A)-12V Power Consumption, 650mA (0.65 A)

Basic System 2
As Basic System 1, but building off of Starter System 2.


Shapechanger
Bridge (x2)
Staircase
Color Chords
Visual Cortex

Total HP Width, 84HP
+12V Power Consumption, 570mA (0.57 A)-12V Power Consumption, 610mA (0.61 A)

6U System


Prismatic Ray (x3)
Staircase
Visual Cortex
Navigator
Shapechanger
Curtain
Doorway
Bridge (x2)
Color Chords

Total HP Width, 168HP
+12V Power Consumption, 1210mA (1.21 A)-12V Power Consumption, 1140mA (1.14 A)

12U System


Prismatic Ray (x4)
Passage (x2)
Navigator (x2)
Shapechanger (x2)
Staircase (x2)
Curtain (x2)
Doorway (x2)
Bridge (x2)
Visual Cortex
Sensory Translator
Color Chords (x2)
Mapper (x2)
Cyclops

Total HP Width, 336HP
+12V Power Consumption, 2360mA (2.36 A)-12V Power Consumption, 2210mA (2.21 A)


Which module to begin with
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#3

Hello @creatorlars ,
Thank you very much for the info, what would be the best build for a scanimate-style animations like the ones you showcased here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4ZIfW0uVPM
Im having a hard time figuring out the modules.
Thank you very much in advance


#4

@eurostar You can do this using pretty much the same patch as the one illustrated here: