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Multiple Module in Frack Rack?

Post by acidblue » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:53 am

Was gonna make a passive Multiple In Frac for myself, as their are dead easy to make.

But I'm curious if anybody else uses a multiple module in their Frack Rack?
This seems to be a Euro only type of thing, as I've never seen a Multiple in Frack Rack format.

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Post by diophantine » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:30 pm

Blacet does make their mult/attenuator, though most systems don't seem to have many of them. STG used to make a mult in Frac, I'm pretty sure.

A lot of people either build mults into their Blacet rack ears (or have Metalbox do it for them), or use a 1U mult panel from Ad Infinitum: http://adinfinitummusic.com/Rack-Produc ... ducts.html

I opted for building multiples and attenuators into my rack ears:
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They're normalled together, so you can use 2+ attenuators as a distributor, or have larger mults.

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Post by e-grad » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:49 pm

I have two rack ear multiples using Schaeffer Frontpanel Design (hope I recall the name correctly).

PAiA used to have a economicalyy priced mixer/splitter:
http://www.paia.com/proddetail.asp?prod=9747K

Blacet has the marvellous Splitter/Buffer/Mixer module.
http://blacet.com/BlacetUserPage/SBM3200user.pdf

The useful Bar Graph module serves as a 1 to 2 multiple as well. Likewise the Dual Linear VCA.

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Post by acidblue » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:22 pm

Oh Ok.
Still think I'll make my own, Just need a couple 1x7/2x4 multiples should fit nicely in a single width Frack panel.

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MA3010

Post by fracmonkey » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:48 pm

Blacet 3010 dual row is $30 for the kit. Hardly worth diying at that price.

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Post by Rob_C » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:36 pm

DIY Frac ear projects by Marvin Jones, musical designer/engineer from PAIA.
Link -> Frac Ear Projects

His reference to countersinking the back of the jack holes for PAIA panels only applies to older 9700 panels which were a full 1/8" thick.

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Re: Multiple Module in Frack Rack?

Post by thee ghost ov n_phay » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:25 am

acidblue wrote:This seems to be a Euro only type of thing, as I've never seen a Multiple in Frack Rack format.
Multiples are available in pretty much any format that doesn't use banana cables. Blacet Research's "Mult/Att" module is really good, useful & compact and costs so little that you might actually spend more money making one yourself.

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Post by Tubeampguy » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:15 pm

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Post by acidblue » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:14 pm

Either I'm blind or my Google skills aren't as sharp as I thought they were.
My Googling for frack multiples always came up empty.

Apparently they're a Frac Multiples after all.
Thanks guys, you're all too damn helpful ;)

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Post by fracmonkey » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:26 pm

Here's a rather large list of frac modules:
https://www.modulargrid.net/f/modules

Good luck buying some of these.... :bang:

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Post by Kyhotay » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:20 pm

I cheated and went this route:

http://adinfinitummusic.com/Rack-Produc ... _panel.jpg

Ten four-way 3.5mm multiples grouped into pairs. Each pair is normalized together, providing up to five seven-way multiples. Standard 1U 19-inch rack panel
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Post by chamomileshark » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:20 am

For mults I bought myself an Ad Infinitum mult

http://adinfinitummusic.com/Rack-Produc ... _panel.jpg

see more here
http://adinfinitummusic.com/Rack-Produc ... ducts.html

That's basically taken care of my mult needs along with 2 Blacet Attenuators/ Multiples.

Intending to get another 3 Blacet modules to fill an ugly gap in the modular - and I need something that doesn't require power. The attenuators come in handy.
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Post by fluxmonkey » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:52 pm

i use y-cables instead of mults, chained if necessary. with the price of racks, seems like a waste of expensive real-estate, to me.
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