Lisbon, Portugal, August 14, 2020 — Gear lovers around the world know how hard it is to achieve the perfect working setup. Several different factors come to play: space constraints, ergonomics and aesthetics to name only a few. With these ideas in mind, ADDAC System — creator of the massive 21U Monster Frame for Eurorack — designed a cart to be a side companion to any musician's main desk. The cart, which is customizable in several shelf configurations, is designed to house most standalone music devices including pedals, drum machines, desktop synths, effects and other items.
The cart is expandable to 12 drawers, and the user can set custom heights to fit hardware from any brand. There are 12 sets of pre-drilled holes every 5cm in height, and the bottom shelf can accommodate smaller pedal boards. Large 10cm caster wheels allow for smooth movement around your environment and lockable wheels are optional.
The top platform of the cart and all drawers have a high lip to prevent hardware slippage. Also, because the cart is wider than standard 19" racks, rack extensions can be installed by the user at his or her own preference — such racks allow easy installment of patchbays, soundcards and other rack gear.
Drawers can be purchased independently, and these are easily installed by the user as one's setup expands over time. Drawers can be installed at every 5cm in height to fit any hardware device using existing pre-drilled holes. Heights can be easily changed at any time making it easy to adapt to an evolving setup. Also, a small lever inside the drawer runner allows the drawer to be removed from the cart entirely, allowing easy installation of hardware.
Example in use
Above is a 5 drawer version hosting a TG33 desktop synth, a Roli Seaboard 25, a Mellotron micro, Soma’s lyra8, Elektron’s Digitone, 2 midi controllers, several pedals and a patchbay (using our rack adapters) to conveniently re-arrange the pedal path on the fly. A small pedal board at the bottom shelf can be pulled to the floor for use and placed in the cart for storage.
Pictured above, the back of this cart features a dual power strip with 16 outlets and 2 main power switches in rack format using our rack adapters.As 6 of the hardwares have midi we installed a midi hub so that only one USB cable goes out to the computer. A multipar cable connects all synths and conveniently sends one single cable out of the back into our soundcard.
- Sidings: Wengue veneer plywood
- Metal: Black electrostatic painted Aluminum
Top & Bottom shelves dimensions
- Top Shelf: Width 63cm, Depth: 29cm
- Bottom Shelf: Width 58.5cm, Depth: 41.5cm
Drawers useable area dimensions
- Width: 55.5cm
- Short drawer: 27.5cm
- Long drawer: 32cm
- 17Kg / 37.5 Pounds
The ADDAC Wheeled Cart is available now and priced as follows (MSRP):
- 3 Drawer Version: €360
- 4 Drawer Version: €400
- 5 Drawer Version: €450
Extra drawers and accessories
- Rack Adapters: €10/pair
- Extra Short Drawer: €50/ea
- Extra Long Drawer: €60/ea
- Lockable wheels: €5
About ADDAC System
ADDAC System develops advanced instruments for sonic expression. The company started back in 2009 with an ambition to explore the potential crossover between analog synthesizers and computers. Because its first creations sparked a lot of attention, ADDAC decided to work hard and put them in customers' hands. Today our product line is focused on a new breed of hybrid synths, that make use of the best of both the digital and analog worlds. We've grown to be able to reach thousands of enthusiastic clients, friends and collaborators. Always looking into conceptualizing and developing the most exquisite instruments, we hope you're able to join and share this passion with us. Our solutions can be found in many personal studio throughout the world, owned by musicians in several planes of stardom. We especially appreciate seeing them being used in a very wide range of musical genres.
Gallery of 3 Drawer Cart (download hi-res)
Gallery of 4 Drawer Cart (download hi-res)
Gallery of 5 Drawer Cart (download hi-res)
Gallery of Cart in Use (and tips)