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Frap Tools G - Group 2016

End of production
Module for combining multiple channels in a CGM mixer system

Format: Eurorack
Width: 6HP
Depth: 43mm
Current: 80mA@+12V, 75mA@-12V (Connect to Eurorack power supplyMust not)
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.

[Specials] The new version will be released at the beginning of 2022, so it will be offered at a special price (stock limit).In the new version, the output can be switched from the front panel instead of the jumper, and the knob size below is smaller.Others are old and new, and there is no change.

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

MUSICAL FEATURES

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

HOW TO USE

The Group practices all the information, volume, effect send levels, and stereo panning defined by the channel controls.The module consists of three sections: Amplitude Control (white) and two effect send / return (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).

sends

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.

Returns

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 that are a stereo pair.You can change these in the jumper settings on the back of the module to output the sum of the processed signals from the threreo return or the overall sum of the channels and effects.In the first mode, the sum of the two effect returns is output.This mode is useful for further processing the effect. The second mode outputs the sum of all channels and the yellow and green effect returns, the same signal sent to the master module. The Group module can also be used as a final mixer, making it a particularly useful mode for small setups that omit the Master module.To set the module to the first mode, set the two jumpers to the first and second pins from the left, and to set the second mode, set the jumpers to the second and third pins.The signal sent by the ribbon cable to the master module is not affected by these jumper settings.Also, be careful not to set the jumper in a different combination or location than described above.Failure of the module due to improper use is not covered by the warranty.

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.
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