[sdiy] Grounding of inputs/outputs for modules

David G Dixon dixon at mail.ubc.ca
Fri Aug 3 18:54:53 CEST 2012

> I'm building some Eurorack synth modules. Normally when 
> wiring up jack sockets, I'd have the sleeve grounded, and the 
> signal on the tip. Is the ground necessary for synth modules? 
> Seems to me that with everything on the same power supply 
> (and therefore the same ground) I'm going to be creating lots 
> of little ground loops if I connect it.
> What's the standard practice for this?

I ground everything on the panel.  I use bare aluminum panels, so I only
feed one "panel ground" wire to a jack ring, and that takes care of
everything.  It is very important to do this, in my experience.  My system
is completely noise-free.

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