Cable Management

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by muzzadj, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    Anyone got any tips to keep there cables looking nice and neat as mine are an absolutely nightmare!? Makes the whole setup look a mess :(
     
  2. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    check b&q or possibly pc world an places like that, some of them will have cable tiding things either tubes or covers to keep them all together and neat
     
  3. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    if you've got a really permanent setup/desk going on, you could consider drilling some holes...
    A bigger one behind the the mixer, smaller ones behind the turntables/cdjs and amp.

    (for the guys with a DVS system, gonna need an extra hole where you put the soundcard)
     
  4. Forau

    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

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    Cable ties.

    Cheap
    Easy to remove if set up changes
    Tried and tested

    =P
     
  5. motion audio

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    Make sure not to have needless length cables as well, always a recipe for spaghetti. Make groups of cables that all go to the same place into a loom, much neater.
     
  6. DTR

    DTR the village idiot

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    Definately this. (can you tell I'm an electrical engineer? :D)

    Keep power cables and interconnects / speaker cables seperate though. Running them together parallel will induce noise. Where you have to cross power cables and interconnects, try to do it at a 90 degree angle.
     
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    I hate messy cables, really makes me mad. Even when they're not in use they have to to wrapped up properly.

    And good point about power/audio cables. Crossing them = Bad darts.
     
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    I tend to find cables put to the back of the table look better, compared to cables at the front
     
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  11. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    That stuff Russla posted is great, I used some of it to tidy up the wiring in the back of my FX Rack, works a treat.
     
  12. stevebucknor1

    stevebucknor1 I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    Keep power cables and interconnects / speaker cables separate though. Running them together parallel will induce noise. Where you have to cross power cables and interconnects, try to do it at a 90 degree angle. This is the good technique to make the cable connection very easy and comfortable to remember. It is really amazing and outstanding.
     
  13. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    come on 'stevebucknor1', only 6 posts above yours...