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Frap Tools G - Group (2022)

¥30,900 (Tax excluded ¥ 28,091)
Module for combining multiple channels in a CGM mixer system

Format: Eurorack
Width: 6HP
Depth: 43mm
Current: 60mA @ + 12V, 60mA @ -12V
Manual Pdf (English)

* An expansion cable that can be connected to Stereo Channel, Quad Stereo Channel, etc. is included (up to 1 QSC and 2 SC can be connected at the same time).sold separatelyLink System CableUp to 8 QSCs can be connected by using

*This is a module used as part of the CGM mixer system, and cannot be used as a single item.Same seriesStereo Channel,Quad Stereo ChannelCan only be used by those who have.

* Power is supplied from the expansion cable.Be careful not to connect any cables to the Eurorack power supply.

For an overview of the CGM Creative Mixer series and general connection methodsherePlease refer to.


Frap Tools G is a group module that plays a central role in CGM (Creative Mixer Series).This stereo module blends incoming signals from up to eight linked channel modules and handles their routing.The power of this unit is supplied from the Channel module (C) via the ribbon cable.

The function of this machine, which is an improved version of the 2016 model, is the same as the previous model, but the group output operation mode switch has been changed from the back of the module to the front panel, and a 12mm knob similar to SC and QSC has been adopted. I was.


Groups implement all information defined by channel controls, volume, effect send levels, and stereo panning.The module consists of three sections: an amplitude control (white) and two effects sends/returns (yellow and green).It takes the signals of the channels and their effects returns and sends the mixed signal to the Master module (if present) and its group outputs.

Amplitude Control

The main control of the G is the large Group knob at the bottom of the module, which sets the final amplitude of the group.This is the overall amplitude setting for the total of connected channels and return signals.Also, mount a pair of LEDs on the left and right of the knob to indicate the clipping of the corresponding left and right channels.

Effect Send / Return

This section is the CGM interface for processing external signals.It consists of two sections, green and yellow, each with a mono output (send) and a stereo input (return).


From the send terminal, a monaural signal, which is the total of the signals processed for the send by each channel connected to the group, is output.


The return section is divided into yellow and green, left and right.The top two jacks are each semi-normalized return inputs, acting as stereo if the two cables are patched, and dual mono if only one of the inputs is patched. When patching two cables and using them as a stereo return, the top jack handles the left channel signal and the bottom jack handles the right channel signal.Each return section implements the same dedicated stereo VCA as the red, yellow, and green ones in the Channel module (C).Use the small return level knob to control the effect return amplitude.The return level can also be controlled by CV via the jack above the knob, allowing you to create creative stereo effect returns.The assumed CV range is 2-2V or 2-2V, and if the CV is patched, the return level knob will act as a CV attenuator.

Group Output

All Groups have two Group Outputs which are stereo pairs.These can be changed with the front panel group output selectors to output the sum of the processed signals from the stereo returns or the overall sum of the channels and effects.With the switch in the left position, the sum of the two effect returns is output.This mode is useful for multitrack recording and highly parallel processing of signals.If the switch is set to the right position, the sum of all channels plus the yellow and green effect returns, i.e. the same signal that goes to the master module is output. The Group module can also be used as a final mixer, making this mode especially useful for smaller setups without the Master module.

Creative functions

All groups have three creative controls:

  • Group Mute: Mute the entire group, including effect send / return. This is the same function as squeezing the Group knob to the minimum value.
  • Safe Solo: Isolate specific channels in the mix and mute all remaining channels.This function is achieved by pressing the "Solo in Place" button on the Channel module and moving the "Safe Solo" switch on the Group module. The "Solo in Place" button determines which channel to solo (indicated by the white LED) and which channel to mute, and the "Safe Solo" switch puts this selection into action (the Group side is also indicated by the white LED). ..It is called Safe Solo because you can safely select the channel you want to solo in advance without affecting the performance in progress.
  • PFLs: By pressing the stereo PFL button, you can pre-listen to a group while it is muted or when the Group knob is set to the minimum value.To take advantage of this feature, the group must be connected to the PFL of the master module.