Question about CV/Gate cables

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Question about CV/Gate cables

Postby supermel74 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:26 am

Are they just standard 1/4 inch cables? Any recommendations either way?
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Postby nathanscribe » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:47 am

Either that, or standard 1/8" minijacks, depending on the gear. You can use any standard cables, or make your own using the regular stuff. I make mine using thinner, shielded audio, cable. The Kenton units have mini-jacks on them, but many synths have 1/4" sockets, so I have a range of lengths and a mixture of ends at hand. You can never have too many cables... :lol:

EDIT: one thing you might want to do is use twin-core, the fig. of 8 kind where each core has its own sheath/shield - and you can pulll them apart. That way, you can make one cable that does both CV & gate, and it's all a bit neater.
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Postby supermel74 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:15 pm

Cool thanks.
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Postby Zonkout » Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:27 pm

You need to make sure to use mono plugs, too.
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Postby Spaceheater184 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:48 pm

UNLESS you have a Moog Source, which requires a stereo to mono L-R cable in order to work. The jack on the back of the Source has Gate on the ring, CV on the tip.
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Postby CloudOnAFly » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:49 pm

...hosa's are great for patch cables...they're cheap, and seem to work well at what they need to do :D
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Postby nathanscribe » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:50 pm

Spaceheater184 wrote:The jack on the back of the Source has Gate on the ring, CV on the tip.


It's not the only oddity in this respect - but I believe the original poster is using a Yamaha CS and a Bass Station, which use regular mono jacks, although it's necessary to also check the compatibility of CV and Gate voltage systems.
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