colored marking in the rack ? HOW

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colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by seiesdrum » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:54 am

i would like to mark something and hate to stick everything tight with stickers. how do you mark paths?

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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by helix » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:42 am

With patch cables? :cloud:


Or you could have a little note book and just write the path out for future reference?

Osc sine saw and triangle outputs into sequential switch inputs
Osc square wave output, into
Sequential switch clock input,
Sequential switch output into
Filter input

Etc

I sometimes also do little drawings
When I’m coming up with stuff away from the modular to visualise what I’m wanting

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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by helix » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:45 am

Unless I’m reading you wrong. I don’t really know what you mean by coloured marking?

I use coloured cables for different things.
Cv pitch is red, envelopes are purple, audio is green, clock is blue etc etc

(kinda wish I’d gone for colours per length now but too far down path)

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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by bemushroomed » Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:03 am

yeah, there's a good reason why cables have different colors..

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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by gloamtrotter » Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:33 am

Befaco colored bananuts?

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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by starthief » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:10 am

I just yesterday used Bananuts and pinstripe tape made for whiteboards that's supposed to be low residue, to do this:



Figured it was easier and less ugly than trying to make a custom overlay from card stock, or a full-on custom panel.

Colored knobs would be nicer, but there aren't any that fit those kinds of pots without being too wide for that placement.

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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by bemushroomed » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:42 am

i really have no idea how that module could be confusing, seems as straightforward as it can get. Labeling makes perfect sense, super clean layout. It's not exactly Maths or MN in general..

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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by Swain Voorman » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:21 am

I replaced the knobs on my Doepfer A-138m matrix mixer with colored knobs to give me more visual organization for this purpose. That, combined with color coded cabling, has really helped.

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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by starthief » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:01 am

bemushroomed wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:42 am
i really have no idea how that module could be confusing, seems as straightforward as it can get. Labeling makes perfect sense, super clean layout. It's not exactly Maths or MN in general..
The Doepfer or NLC matrix mixers are much more clear: inputs are a vertical row and the knobs correspond directly with linking inputs to outputs. In the AI008 you have to mentally transpose a horizontal line of inputs to the vertical axis. Also, the presence of a fourth (and mostly useless) output jack on a 4x3 mixer adds to the cognitive load.

I've generally found the AI008 slower to work with than the Doepfer because of that layout.

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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by StrangeAttraction » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:46 pm

Swain Voorman wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:21 am
I replaced the knobs on my Doepfer A-138m matrix mixer with colored knobs to give me more visual organization for this purpose. That, combined with color coded cabling, has really helped.
Have a pic?

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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by Flounderguts » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:37 pm

starthief wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:10 am
I just yesterday used Bananuts and pinstripe tape made for whiteboards that's supposed to be low residue, to do this:



Figured it was easier and less ugly than trying to make a custom overlay from card stock, or a full-on custom panel.

Colored knobs would be nicer, but there aren't any that fit those kinds of pots without being too wide for that placement.
That REALLY looks like a Hudson's Bay Blanket.
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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by Pelsea » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:17 pm

I use acrylic paint—the thick artist type in a tube. Easy to see and easy to remove. My hands aren’t very steady these days so it’s not pretty, but it does the job.
Books and tutorials on modular synthesis at http://peterelsea.com
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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by starthief » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:12 pm

Flounderguts wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:37 pm
That REALLY looks like a Hudson's Bay Blanket.
:lol:

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Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

Post by megarat » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:23 pm

I guess I’m a color-coding nut. I use Befaco Bananuts on every module that accepts them, and I typically use Nazca Noodles in a color-coordinated manner (usually color(s) per-function — pitch (yellow), CV (blue/green), clock (black), audio (red/raspberry) — but sometimes color per track/path). It helps that Nazca Noodles and Bananuts share a lot of colors.

To be completely obsessive, I’ve purchased some of these binder clips, which I occasionally attach to cable ends to further disambiguate my patches.

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