[sdiy] Standard markings for modular I/O & CV versus Audio?

Oren Leavitt obl64 at ix.netcom.com
Sat Dec 21 00:23:25 CET 2019

Agreed - I use banana jacks. Outputs are red, inputs are black. The rest 
is left to your imagination!

- Oren

On 12/20/19 4:17 PM, Vladimir Pantelic wrote:
> personally I find any color scheme beyond maybe separating inputs and
> outputs not really useful in modular and especially in Eurorack.
> one person's LFO is another one's kick bass oscillator and what comes
> out of a clock divider might be a slow logic signal or a sub bass square
> wave signal. CV is audio and audio is CV - embrace the wild west ;)
> On 20.12.19 05:51, Quincas Moreira wrote:
>> Brian, use color coded nuts! Befaco sells them, look for Bananuts. I use
>> something like the Serge code. Blue for cv, black for audio, red for
>> logic. if i want to diferentiate between ins and outs, green for cv out,
>> blue in. Gold for audio out and black in.
>> I did this to my FCUK Product, check it:
>> https://youtu.be/iRDa3DMeReQ
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Dec 19, 2019, at 22:34, rsdio at audiobanshee.com
>> <mailto:rsdio at audiobanshee.com> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I seem to recall that some brands of modular utilize a consistent set
>>> of markings for Inputs, Outputs, CV (DC) & Audio (AC or DC). There’s
>>> also sometimes the convention that inputs are on top, and outputs are
>>> on the bottom, but that seems difficult to stick to for all kinds of
>>> modules.
>>> It seems nice to be able to glance at a front panel and know right
>>> away which jacks are outputs, which are inputs, which can accept CV
>>> and/or audio.
>>> What conventions exist? Are there conflicting conventions? Is it hopeless?
>>> Thanks for any input (as long as you label the inputs),
>>> Brian Willoughby
>>> p.s. I just designed a one-off module that I thought was going to
>>> include a set of multiples. However, I’ve now learned that I need to
>>> make these active, so I have to designate which jacks are inputs
>>> versus outputs. I’ve already ordered the face plate for this one, but
>>> I’m still thinking of how I might have changed the labeling to reflect
>>> active versus passive.
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