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    Default A basic cable management hack... Share yours...

    This nifty little hack has been brought to you in part by... ... lol.

    This is a simple cable management hack. It will only cost you $2 and almost anyone can do it



    Buy one of these boxes above...



    Flip said box upside down, and run all your cables through it.



    Place your laptop ontop, the container doubles as a stand.


    Please share your own cable management hacks below

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    Velcro (temporary) and/or zip-ties (permanent).
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    The DJTT cables come with a handy Velcro tie. Otherwise, I grab Velcro ties from Home Depot

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    Quote Originally Posted by calgarc View Post
    This nifty little hack has been brought to you in part by... ... lol.

    This is a simple cable management hack. It will only cost you $2 and almost anyone can do it



    Buy one of these boxes above...



    Flip said box upside down, and run all your cables through it.



    Place your laptop ontop, the container doubles as a stand.


    Please share your own cable management hacks below
    Ha, i like. I get soooo pee'd off with cables all everywhere, currently all going behind my iMac, as my gear is to the left and right hand side of my iMac. I'm sure all those cables are not good being all jumbled over eachother so i must get them a bit better organised. Especially when im trying to unplug one, and not even sure what is what.

    I do have one organisation tip though. It's colour coded USB's. I have coloured stickers (these https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=st...s5AjwQ_AUIBygC)

    and i put them on the end of the USB cable that goes into my USB HUB.

    Maschine - ORANGE
    Bass Station - BLUE
    TB-3 - GREEN
    MIDI Keybaord - WHITE

    etc. I set a colour for each thing i put it. It's very handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfreak View Post
    Ha, i like. I get soooo pee'd off with cables all everywhere, currently all going behind my iMac, as my gear is to the left and right hand side of my iMac. I'm sure all those cables are not good being all jumbled over eachother so i must get them a bit better organised. Especially when im trying to unplug one, and not even sure what is what.

    I do have one organisation tip though. It's colour coded USB's. I have coloured stickers (these https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=st...s5AjwQ_AUIBygC)

    and i put them on the end of the USB cable that goes into my USB HUB.

    Maschine - ORANGE
    Bass Station - BLUE
    TB-3 - GREEN
    MIDI Keybaord - WHITE

    etc. I set a colour for each thing i put it. It's very handy.
    I ductape my cables in groupings. so my mixer ins are together, my mixer outs are together, my usb's are seperated... they never get tangled

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    Ive been trying to figure out a way to organize my cables on my flight rig for ages. Im gonna steal this idea. IN the space between gear and coffin, place a wire mesh on the rear then cur holes in the wire mesh to fed and label the cables.
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    So far this thing has been all I needed xD
    http://www.amazon.com/VELCRO-ONE-WRA...ds=velcro+ties

    But i can see for multiple equipment setups having an actual harness or color coded cables would be essential.

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    No that much basic is my management but give me efficiency when I have to set up, unset up, re set up: let's try to explain.
    Traktor cables:
    Grouped in a 4 stereo pair multicable. Each channel are numbered from 1 to 8. The mutlipair is color coded in red.
    Ableton cables:
    Grouped in a 3 stereo pair multicable. Each channel numbered from 1 to 6. Multipair is color coded in Yellow
    I used cross braiding to group my multipair cable
    Both soundcard ( audio 8 and Komplete6) are stickers color and number coded
    Mixer (Xone62) have stickers colored and numbered with symetry to Sounadcard and cable color and code numbers.
    Benefits:
    efficency when cabling my st up at gigs or back to home.
    Anyone can help me to set up my gears or even do it alone if necessary
    No many cables goes every where, mixing together in a unextricable bowl of cables.
    Look very clen and pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elohyspoissonpilote
    Traktor cables:
    Grouped in a 4 stereo pair multicable. Each channel are numbered from 1 to 8. The mutlipair is color coded in red.
    Ableton cables:
    Grouped in a 3 stereo pair multicable. Each channel numbered from 1 to 6. Multipair is color coded in Yellow
    I used cross braiding to group my multipair cable
    Both soundcard ( audio 8 and Komplete6) are stickers color and number coded
    Mixer (Xone62) have stickers colored and numbered with symetry to Sounadcard and cable color and code numbers.
    Benefits:
    efficency when cabling my st up at gigs or back to home.
    Anyone can help me to set up my gears or even do it alone if necessary
    No many cables goes every where, mixing together in a unextricable bowl of cables.
    Look very clen and pro.
    My OCD likes your style!
    DJ'ing: 2x1200MK2, DJM 850, Dicers, F1, Zomo MC-1000, Sony MDR-v700, i7 Win 10 HP Envy
    Production: Ableton Live 8 and a mouse, Sennheiser HD400, Sony VAIO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    My OCD likes your style!
    What means OCD?

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