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Velcome to ze "Tips 'n' Tricks" bit - Here's a variety of tips from all areas of studio, midi & live work. The emphasis here is not just about tricks to get sounds, but also ideas to save money or time.

But surely YOU have soom real cool tips to share with your comrades in arms of the music world?! - Feel free to add your own money-saving or technique tips!

Check out some of the Tips below, or add your own & hey!... don't forget, there are plenty of FX-Tips in the Articles section too!

   


35 - Fed-up with tripping over cables ?....Check this one        

From: kilo
Email: here
Date: 04-Apr-99


Sick of your studio lookin like some thing served up in a pasta house...( spaggetti )....Try this...

Get some of that foam tubing, that you wrap round hot water pipes. It splits open down the side, and when you put your cables into it, it just pops shut again cos its made of very dense foam. The other great thing is that if you run it around the room, or along the back of a long shelf, you can have a cable come out of it any point....coool You can get it in six packs from any hardware shop........But wait...theres more... You can fix it along the skirting board if you want it to run round the room, like this.....

Get some cable ties, the large ones that you can undo, and tack them to the skirting at intervals..The foam tubing is fairly stiff and doesn't sag too much, so every 2 feet or so is fine. Run the tubing with your cables inside round the room, and zip it up with the cable ties......Any time you want to add a new cable , it's a snip to undo or loosen the ties. Stick in the new cable and re-zip the ties..... The foam tube is really flexible too, and goes round corners easily......and, best of all.... It's real silvery grey and looks dead cool and space age......and It's piss cheap.


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