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Re: (NEW) rack to floor cables??

How about a combination of black wide electrical tape, and a black nylon
tube, sort of the kind of thing golf umbrellas go in?   The only trouble I
can figure is that the tape gets kind of funky after a while, as the
adhesive tends to decay.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Zvonar" <zvonar@zvonar.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: 26 July 2001 17:55 PM
Subject: 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
> >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
> >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.
> http://www.mars-cam.com/cable/general/me_p42.html
> http://www.performanceaudio.com/proco/
> http://www.mars-cam.com/pl-dmtic.html
> http://www.performanceaudio.com/whirlwind/whirl_medusamdm.html
> 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.
> --
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