Wiring in the 2nd-hand, 32-channel automated-fader Soundcraft DC2000 desk, has been a fiddly process.
It uses 8 x 96-pin and 8 x 56-pin ‘EDAC’ connectors at the back, which enable lots of cables to be plugged in, in one go, but take weeks of work (and much fume-inhalation) to solder!
Soldering an EDAC plug
The other ends of the thick cables feed LaMP’s new 24 x 24 patch-field (the desk’s own patch-field wasn’t big enough).
This should save time in the long run, when orchestrating with different synthesizers, mechanical sounds, and routing signals through vintage and more modern sound processing devices.
Next steps are acoustic treatment, desk make-over and a legacy cable sort.