SM MORPH Modular Case System for Eurorack

The SM Morph Modular Case System for eurorack gives users the first truly modular enclosure
for modular synthesizers. It is a dynamic system of cabinets that articulate together to form the
case that best serves the user. Because it is fully modular, the SM Morph can grow and change
shape to suit the user’s ever-changing synth system and playing needs.
Though the SM Morph modular case system can form complex shapes, it is very simple
to understand and use. We built all of the complexity into the design, leaving you free to figure, reconfigure, grow, and explore.

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Here’s how it works:


The main components of the SM Morph Modular Case System are 3 familiar angled
cabinets, a 3u x 84hp skiff, a 6u x 168hp angled cabinet, and a 9u x 252hp angled
cabinet—familiar, that is, until you look closely. Each cabinet incorporates sets of angled feet,
angled cutouts, hinged doors, and latches that allow it to marry seamlessly with other cabinets
to form eighteen possible stacked configurations (see below). The secondary components of
the SM Morph System come in travel kits that allow users to reconfigure their cabinets for the
road individually, in matched pairs, or even in groups of three depending on their preference
and the situation.

The SM Morph System represents and innovative step forward for modular synthesizer
enclosure design. Before the SM Morph, case design in the world of modular synthesis did not
keep pace with innovations in module design. It’s a shame really—so many brands, yet so few
real options. Before, you’d buy an expensive box to mount your modules to. You’d stand the
box up. You’d lay it down. You’d sometimes un-patch your box, latch a cover to it or close
its lid, and take it places. When your system outgrew your box, you’d sell your old box for
pennies on the dollar and replace it with a bigger and much more expensive box. And repeat.
Or you’d stack a new expensive box on the first and carry the unwieldy boxes separately to gigs Choosing your box was then a process of trade-offs. You might choose the box that was more powerful but less portable or more portable and less powerful. You might choose the more robust box over the more stylish one. Or maybe you’d experiment and choose the case that wasn’t box-shaped only to realize that, despite its glossy futuristic design, it functioned just like the other boxes and came with all the same limitations—only it was a more expensive…well, box, basically. The lack of innovation left the consumer with bad options and often saddled her with a motley collection of mismatched cases that, as a system, looks as bad as it works.

But no longer.

No more motley assortments. No more inconsistency. No more waste. Now, with the
SM Morph modular case system for Eurorack, the modular synthesist needn’t choose between
durability, power, functionality, style, affordability, and scale. By combining and recombining
the components of the Skein Morph modular case system, you can have it all and just as you
like it! The only rules in the SM Morph System are as follows: (1) you can’t stack more than 2 of
the same cabinet, and (2) you can’t stack bigger cabinets on smaller ones. Simple. Now imagine what you can make.

Imagine for a moment you are new to modular synthesis. You come to it with modest
goals and means. You start with the SM Morph 3 skiff because it’s compact, stylish, and expandable—‘just in case,’ you tell yourself. The more you play, the more you appreciate the
dynamism, durability and look of the SM Morph 3u. You’re starting to get the hang of modular
synthesis, you’re hooked, and before long, you need more space for modules. Rather than
abandoning the Morph 3 you’ve already got, you build on it just as you imagined you might at
the beginning. You pick up a second SM Morph 3, open the back doors of the first, fit the new
one atop the first, latch them together, and now you essentially have a Morph 6 and 168hp to
experiment with without having to drop $800.

With practice and experience, you’re starting to get some real synth chops, and, coaxed
by the welcoming community, you’ve started exploring the possibility of gigging. You’d like to
keep your modules safe in transit, and you’d be more comfortable knowing you can start your
first few performances with a patch made at home. You don’t want a big, expensive new travel
case, so for much less money you purchase an SM Morph Travel Kit that allows your two SM
Morph 3’s to hinge closed and latch together to form a tidy traveling case that leaves your show patch intact. Good thinking.

After a spate of shows, modular synthesis has become more than a hobby. You’re
gaining notoriety for your innovative live style, and you’re looking to expand your rig to handle
the different genres you are routinely asked to perform. You want the same look and feel of the SM Morph skiffs you’ve already got, but you want to go bigger—bolder! You want to make a statement, but keep it classy. You go with a matched pair of white SM Morph 6’s, only this time you get the Travel kit that hinges and latches them together right away instead of waiting
because you’re a pro.

Meanwhile, you reorganize your modules. There are so many now, but you have the
room to allocate them creatively. Your original black Morph 3 now serves as a drum machine
unit, packed with drum voices and rhythm sequencers for Industrial shows. The other Morph 3,
you setup as an “ambient” unit—useful at some shows, but not all. In rehearsals at home, you
realize you like stacking your drum machine atop the stacked 6u cabinets. It looks cool, and it
allows you to integrate the drum machine unit with the systems in the two larger cabinets.
And, when you need it, you like standing the other Morph 3—the one assigned to ambient
tasks—up on its doors so it clears the guitar pedals you use as outboard effects units to
compose your soundscapes. Other times, you stack the two skiffs atop the stacked 6u cabinets to make a bigger impression on your ever-growing audience.

Then, on stage one night, you take a moment to look out from behind your behemoth
system to take it all in—the lights, the crowd, the sounds you’re making. You’ve come a long
way, you realize, since you bought that first SM Morph skiff. You’re rig has grown. You have
grown. And Skein has grown with you.

The SM Morph story can be yours, one component and one step at a time.

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SM MORPH 3 ($329)

The Morph 3 is the smallest of the 3 main cabinet components of the SM Morph
Modular Case System. Essentially a 3u skiff when oriented face-up and doors-down, the
Morph 3 offers the user a tidy desktop enclosure for a miniature eurorack system, but
with built-in surprises! For one thing, in its face-up orientation, the Morph 3 is height-
adjustable—simply open the locking doors, and it stands up tall for those standing gigs
with the short tables. And if your miniature eurorack system grows, just latch another face-up Morph 3 to the front of your standing Morph 3, jump power from one to the other via the dedicated DC out jack, patch, and play.

But that’s not all. Oriented face-forward, the Morph 3 (or a stacked pair of Morph 3’s if you like) fits snugly atop other cabinet components in the SM Morph Modular Case system like, say, a Morph 6, or a Morph 9…or a pair of Morph 6’s, or a pair of Morph 9’s…or a Morph 6 atop a Morph 9…or a pair of Morph 6’s atop a pair of Morph 9’s…you get the idea. Again, the only rules in the SM Morph System are that (1) you can’t stack more than 2 of the same cabinet, and (2) you can’t stack bigger cabinets on smaller ones.

Finally, with the SM Morph 3 travel kits, you can fortify your Morph 3 (or pair of Morph 3’s) for travel. Accessorize with the travel lid for Morph 3, and you can latch-on a protective cover that, like all SM products, allows you to leave your system patched between home, studio, and stage. If you have a pair of Morph 3’s, the Hinged travel case adaptor allows you to hinge and latch your Morph 3’s shut face-to- face while patched. Whether you’re new to modular synthesis, whether you just want an elegant table-top synth to supplement your studio environment, or you’re a returning SM customer who just needs a bit more space, the Morph 3 is a small but essential component to build with.

Features
• 3u x 84hp
• Fully modular within the SM Morph Modular Case System
• Playable in two orientations (face-up and face-out)
• Height-adjustable in face-up orientation
• Accommodates Eurorack modules up to 3” deep
• Made with premium durable plastic and hardware
• Includes High-quality Vector rails with M3 threaded inserts
• Dimensions (18.25”W x 7.5”D x 7.5”H)
• 8 lbs. empty


Color Options
(a) Black

(b) White/Black/White

Power Options.

(a) 1 Intellijel tps 30w mini (1 bottom; 1 top) (add $119 + tax) and 1 Mean well 60w ac-dc psu (add $25) + tax) https://intellijel.com/other-products/

(b) 1 Intellijel tps 30w (1 bottom; 1 top) (add $139 + tax) and 1 Mean well 60w ac-dc psu (add $25) + tax) https://intellijel.com/other-products/

Accessories
(a) Travel lid for Morph 3u. The travel lid protects
modules in an SM Morph 3 with a latch-on plastic face. Kit Includes:
• 1 black powder-coated bolt-on handle
• 1 face cover w/ latches
Frame/cover Color Options:
(a) Black

(b) White/Black/White

(b) Hinged travel case adaptor for Morph 3u. The hinged adaptor protects
modules in a pair of SM Morph 3 cabinets using a latch-on hinged frame to hinge and latch your Morph 3’s closed face-to-
face while patched to make a symmetrical carry-away unit.
Kit
Includes:
• Hinged frame
• 1  bolt-on handle

Color Options:
(a) Black

(b) White/Black/White

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SM MORPH 6 ($569)

The Morph 6 is the second-largest of the main cabinet components in the SM Morph Modular Case System, affording the user 2 x 84hp rows in which to ensconce your favorite eurorack modules. It offers all of the same features of the Morph 3 but with double the module capacity. Stand the Morph 6 up, lay it down, stack it, pair it, latch it, hinge it, take it, and play it. The Morph 6 can stand alone to enclose a modest modular system in style, or it can be a building block in a much larger system. You decide. Skein
will grow with you.
 

Features
• 6u x 84hp = 168hp total
• Fully modular within the SM Morph Modular Case System
• Playable in two orientations (face-up and face-out)

• Height-adjustable in face-up orientation
• Accommodates Eurorack modules up to 3” deep
• Made with premium durable plastic and hardware
• Includes High-quality Vector rails with M3 threaded inserts
• Dimensions (18.25”W x 10.5”D x 12.5”H)
• 16 lbs. empty

Color Options
(a) Black

(b) White/Black/White

Power Options.

(a) 1 Intellijel tps 30w (add $139 + tax) and 1 Mean well 60w ac-dc psu (add $25) + tax) https://intellijel.com/other-products/

Accessories
(a) Travel lid for Morph 6u. The travel lid protects
modules in an SM Morph 3 with a latch-on plastic face. Kit Includes:
• 1 black powder-coated bolt-on handle
• 1 face cover w/ latches
Frame/cover Color Options:
(a) Black

(b) White/Black/White

(b) Hinged travel case adaptor for Morph 6u. The hinged adaptor protects
modules in a pair of SM Morph 3 cabinets using a latch-on hinged frame to hinge and latch your Morph 3’s closed face-to-face while patched to make a symmetrical carry-away unit.
Kit Includes:
• Hinged frame
• 1  bolt-on handle

Color Options:
(a) Black

(b) White/Black/White

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SM MORPH 9 ($799)

The Morph 9 is the largest of the main cabinet components in the SM Morph Modular Case System, offering users 3 x 84hp rows to stuff with eurorack modules. Like the smaller Morph 6, the Morph 9 offers all of the same features of the Morph 3 only with triple the module capacity. Stand the Morph 9 up, lay it down, stack it, pair it, latch it, hinge it, take it, and play it. The Morph 9 can stand alone to enclose a sizeable modular
system in style, or it can be a building block in a much larger system. You decide. Skein will grow with you.
Features
• 9u x 84hp = 252hp total
• Fully modular within the SM Morph Modular Case System
• Playable in two orientations (face-up and face-out)
• Height-adjustable in face-up orientation
• Accommodates Eurorack modules up to 3” deep
• Made with premium durable plastic and hardware
• Includes High-quality Vector rails with M3 threaded inserts
• Dimensions (18.25”W x 15.25”D x 19”H)
• 24 lbs. empty

Color Options
(a) Black

(b) White/Black/White

Power Options.

(a) 2x Intellijel tps 30w (add $278 + tax) and 1 Mean well 80w ac-dc psu (add $35) + tax) https://intellijel.com/other-products/

Accessories
(a) Travel lid for Morph 9u. The travel lid protects
modules in an SM Morph 3 with a latch-on plastic face. Kit Includes:
• 1 black powder-coated bolt-on handle
• 1 face cover w/ latches
Frame/cover Color Options:
(a) Black

(b) White/Black/White

(b) Hinged travel case adaptor for Morph 9u. The hinged travel adaptor protects modules in a pair of SM Morph 3 cabinets using a latch-on hinged frame to hinge and latch your Morph 3’s closed face-to-face while patched to make a symmetrical carry-away unit.
Kit Includes:
• Hinged frame
• 1  bolt-on handle

Color Options:
(a) Black

(b) While/Black/White