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Re: (NEW) rack to floor cables??

At 8:52 AM +0200 7/26/01, mark.red@involvelearning.com wrote:

>On another issue: I have been thinking of making a big fat multicore cable
>to connect my rack of er... stuff to all the misc pedals on the floor (a
>good 20 minutes it take to plug in at soundcheck, by which time... there
>isnt any!!!) Has anyone done this and found a good connector. It need to
>take 6 audio/2midi/and various (8) stereo cable pedals (like the vortex
>ones). I'm thinking of a big old metal box on the rack and a big old metal
>box on the floorboard... could I use a mixing desk multicore cable....
>Just wanted other peoples solutions... (When is stuff gonna be 

This is an excellent idea. You can probably modify some existing 
cables, thus eliminating the fiddle part of the soldering. DA-88 
DB-25 and ADAT ELCO cables are easy to find. Your best bet might be 
to find a multiconductor extension cable with a male connector at one 
end and a female at the other. Then you could cut it in the middle 
and wire up the requisite connectors for your audio and control lines.





Although this probably doesn't apply to your specific installation, 
those who want to run remote extensions should be aware that MIDI 
signals become unreliable over long distances and need to be boosted 
with MIDI line driver devices.

Richard Zvonar, PhD
(818) 788-2202