Hello everybody. Long time lurker, this is my first post. Wonderful forum. So I'm looking into racking a few modules to ultimately achieve a sort of a channel strip combination. 2xEQ / 2xComp / Peak meter for example. The point is to mostly run line lever material thought them, i.e from my DAW during mixing or from synths and samplers during tracking. Though not german myself, I am located in Berlin at the moment and I've noticed that I can find great deals on fantastic modules. My problem is of course racking. All professional racking services charge insane amounts for this. (at least 400€ for the most basic 1U racking job). As I don't need phantom power or phase switches it seems fairly easy to rack a few modules myself but I can't seem to get some basic information about this process. All the forum threads are very specific and assume a substantial prior knowledge, and I've never racked modules myself. So, assuming I have the modules, I have the pinouts, I've connected XLR's etc., what would be the next move? Regarding the rack, it can be either a 19" rack (5U?) or a wooden box to sit on a desktop. Is a 5U rack a good place to start? Or can I just measure a few wooden panels and make a nice little box? Connectors. Do I need anything more than a Tuchel connector for each module and two XLR (m/f) for each? Getting everything including PSU in the box. How is this done? Can I use an external 24v PSU to make this more simple? I can use a pro racking service to help with some of the work to cut costs. (PSU for example, or whatever the most complicated part is). It doesn't have to be a pretty thing btw.. as long as it works. Thanks in advance!