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New custom snake completes the rig


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Had the guys at Redco build a snake for my rig.

 

It's 30ft long and has 4 channels 2 each 1/4" TS and 2 each MIDI.

 

The keyboard side has angled TS connectors.

 

Combined with the recessed channel with cable locks on my AX-90 stand, it really cleans up the stage.

 

Here's the rig this afternoon with everything hooked up:

 

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh58/escaperocks1/snake1.jpg

 

Here's the rack with the custom panel I made with Redco supplied parts:

 

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh58/escaperocks1/snake2.jpg

 

The midi in and out at the rack are connected to a MidiSolutions 2 into 1 merger. One input from the CP33, the other input from a Midair Wireless inside the rack.

The output goes back to the Triton.

This way I can control the Triton from my CP33 or my Roland AX.

 

David

Gig Rig:Depends on the day :thu:

 

 

 

 

 

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There's a snake in that first pic? Geesh that's clean.

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Here's the snake as it arrived from Redco a couple weeks ago:

 

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh58/escaperocks1/cable2.jpg

 

You can go on their website and "Assemble" your snake with all manner of connector options. It prices it out as you go. Then hit order and pay.

 

disclaimer: I am not associated with Redco..just a happy customer.

 

 

David

Gig Rig:Depends on the day :thu:

 

 

 

 

 

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I did something similar but made my own, and at the rack end, it just has a circular multi-pin connector (the type used for professional video. Not only is it clean, but it speends up setup and teardown. Mine includes 3 audio and one midi to the rack, as well as midi from one keyboard to the other (not technically through the snake, just from upper keyboard fan-out to lower keyboard fan-out).

 

Nice to know there is somebody out there who does custom snakes - next time I need one, I may save myself the hassle.

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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Redco did my custom snake as well. I've got eight channels - 2 signal (TRS) and 2 MIDI (In and Out) for 2 keyboards. They did a fantastic job how the connector leads on the keyboard end of the snake are spaced (my RD700SX has all the connections on right side of the board - while my CP300 has the connections in the center). I provided Redco with a diagram that spec'ed exactly how long each of the leads needed to be - and they build it exactly as I spec'ed it. I went with right angle connectors for all connections at the keyboards - including the MIDI connectors. Best part of it is - my custom snake didn't cost me any more than 8 individual cables of similar length would have cost me. You can't go wrong with a Redco custom snake.
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Cool as $hit. Can they do a power line in the snake?

 

Can you say "fire hazard"? ;)

 

It would never pass UL, but besides that, you'd ave noise issues..even with good shielding.

Dan

 

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They did a fantastic job how the connector leads on the keyboard end of the snake are spaced

Just to make sure I understand: Are you saying that the snake itself is as long as the shortest cable, or that some cables emerge from the "skin" of the snake before the end?

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Cool as $hit. Can they do a power line in the snake?

 

Can you say "fire hazard"? ;)

Cool as $hit. Can they do a power line in the snake?

 

Can you say "fire hazard"? ;)

 

It would never pass UL, but besides that, you'd ave noise issues..even with good shielding.

 

Shucks! I guess I'm not too well-versed on the notion of running power and audio together in a single snake. I've done it for years with DIY snakes that are basically zip-tied together. I've wanted a custom pro snake like the one in this thread, but really would like to see if there's a way to get power in there.

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yeh, I've routinely had power and audio in my snakes, either zip tied together or just with electrical tape if it was a temporary setup. Never any problems.

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Yeah, but that's because in Australia, the electrical power runs the other way. ;)

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yeh, I've routinely had power and audio in my snakes, either zip tied together or just with electrical tape if it was a temporary setup. Never any problems.

 

Separate cables zip tied together is different than running through the same multi conductor snake cable - guess it depends on your definition of snake. Even still, from a noise standpoint, it's always better for AC and low-signal cables to cross at 90 deg instead of along side one another. In the industrial world, it's a big no-no to run power and signal cables in the same conduit for this reason, but those are usually MUCH longer runs...sometimes thousands of feet. A short run should be no problem as long as the cables are shielded well.

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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yeh, I've routinely had power and audio in my snakes, either zip tied together or just with electrical tape if it was a temporary setup. Never any problems.

 

Separate cables zip tied together is different than running through the same multi conductor snake cable - guess it depends on your definition of snake. Even still, from a noise standpoint, it's always better for AC and low-signal cables to cross at 90 deg instead of along side one another. In the industrial world, it's a big no-no to run power and signal cables in the same conduit for this reason, but those are usually MUCH longer runs...sometimes thousands of feet. A short run should be no problem as long as the cables are shielded well.

 

Cool, I will likely order a RedCo snake similar to David's and then tie a power cable to it. That's pretty much what I've done for the past 20+ years, but never had all the audio and MIDI so neatly packaged like RedCo does it.

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