This Module is currently available.
R2M/R2C - Controller remote connection
R2M is module 1 of a pair of two 2 HP modules that allow you to connect a chain of controllers to your DROID master through a standard 3.5 mm stereo cable (sometimes also called aux-cable).
The usual idea is that you put all your DROID controllers into a skiff case and mount your DROID master, X7 and G8 into another case, together with all your fancy Eurorack sound modules.
While you could do this with the typical 6-pin ribbon connector (e.g. the 80 cm version that we offer), using the R2M/R2C combination has some serious advantages:
These modules are not just passive connectors but contain special driver ICs that transform the electronic voltage levels, which run in the 6-pin ribbon, to something more stable and reliable that is fit for longer distances in a more hostile environment.
The controllers do not receive their power from the master but from the R2C module, which has a power connector and a voltage regulator for that purpose. Each chain of the R2C module provides the same power to its controller chain as the master does (it contains the identical voltage regulator). That means that you can connect up to 32 controllers (!) to one R2C.
Another nice thing: The R2M/R2C combination allows for two of these master / controller connections in parallel. That means that you can have two masters being attached to their individual controller chains. That does not mean, that each of the masters can access each of the controllers at the same time, however. Both master / controller connections work completely separately.
* one R2M module
* one R2C module
* one Eurorack power cable for the R2C
* two 6-pin ribbon cables for connecting the R2M to two masters
* two 3.5 mm stereo TRS cables, approx 1.2 m
* 4 red M3 screws for mounting the two modules
R2M comes as a package together with the R2C. The price for the kit is € 128 in total. We set the price to € 64 per single module - this way it makes sense, when you put them in your racks here on ModularGrid. The modules are not sold separately.
These merchants probably sell this module. Huh?