the 4-strip ribbon cable is not an accessory that we offer. Maybe the former
customer has added this cable (or it is offered by the Doepfer
representative in your country).
The only accessory that is a bit similar is the "A-100BC CV/Gate bus
connection cable". But this only a 2 pin cable with a jumper soldered to
each side of both cables. The cable (or even one wire only) can be used to
connect the CV and/or Gate lines of 2 bus boards. E.g. if the A-190 is
located in the lower row and you have one or two VCOs in the upper row the
CV line of the lower bus board can be connected to the CV line of the upper
bus boards by means of this cable. For this the CV and Gate pin headers on
the bus boards are used.
Details on page 9 and 10 of the A-100 user's manual (pin headers/jumpers
Pay attention that only one module is allowed to put CV and Gate to the bus
(e.g. A-190 or A-185, not both). Otherwise a short circuit of two CV or Gate
outputs is the result. Details in the user manuals of A-185 and A-190.
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Doepfer_a100@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Doepfer_a100@yahoogroups.com]Im Auftrag von analog1k
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 28. Februar 2006 22:07
> An: Doepfer_a100@yahoogroups.com
> Betreff: [Doepfer_a100] missing 4-strip ribbon cable between bus-boards
> I recieved another 6U case filled with modules today, however
> i am experiencing problems already with this new unit, I
> have noticed that on my existing 6U rack there is a 4-strip
> ribbon cable connecting the upper and lower bus-boards together
> what is this for ?
> On my new 6U system, that 4-strip ribbon connection cable is
> missing, as some of the modules have failed to work not even
> any of the LED's light up? especially the PLL module.
> Other problems are when i use my midi-analogue sequencer (a P3)
> connected to the A-190 MCV interface, all i get is a constant
> gate tone in the key C, although the sequencer is playing a
> 8-note sequence line, the doepfer responds by just playing one
> single note instead of 8 different ones, as I said there a cable
> missing between the lower and upper bus-boards.
> I tested the A-190 in my other doepfer unit and it works fine,
> so that is not the problem ?
> Should i contact EMISmusic (UK) and ask them to send me that
> 4-strip bus-board connector cable?
> Any info much appreciated