Another question: As I mentioned, I need to
combine multiple outputs into an input. So far, I've been doing this with female
input y-cables, which I have read in more than one place, is a Really Bad Idea,
since you are feeding the line amp outs of each device into each other. Is this
I posted to recording.org regarding this and
someone responded that the problem could be solved by placing a resistor (I
can't remember the size I'm afraid, and recording.org is down) on each output,
to bring the power of the signal down to where it could do no
Is this a feasible solution? Wouldn't this
affect the tone of the signal?
The cables will short - less than a foot or
so, so noise and degradation shouldn't been an issue.
www.groovetronica.com - "No offense, but
a dated d&b loop with some Holiday Inn lounge singer hardly wows me
technically or talent wise, and I could do better with a cassette deck and a
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 2:29
Subject: rolling your own
hell yeah i make my own. it can be a
great way to save money, as well as getting precisely what you need for
whatever you need it for, cable-wise.
for example - if you have a bunch
of sources that are located physically nearby one another (such as in a rack)
why not use a multichannel snake instead of individual runs? my rig has one 6
channel snake that Y's into 2 groups of 3 ch's; each of different lengths,
terminating in a few different kinds of connectors and servicing both inputs
and outputs. one side is connected right to a mixer, man does it save set up
time (and for me, that's saying a lot.)
you can do a pretty good job
with gepco snake for a job like this and it won't set you back like canare or
and get a switchcraft catalog. you wouldn't know how many
termination options there are in the world til you see one of these. man, i am
SO down with right-angle 1/4" plugs. i get all sexed up just thinking bout
if you live near a decent pro-audio house (guitar center does NOT
count) they should be able to sell you raw wire (snake, single conductor
shielded, whatever you need) by the foot right off the roll. i'm lucky, living
in nyc, i just go get. colors, even.
if you're not so well situated for
that, a full compass catalog will do
almost as nicely. you can get raw wire and connectors from them.
the smell of solder - don't even START me!
on Thu, 8 May
2003 13:08:37 -0700
"Jonathan El-Bizri" <email@example.com>
I was wondering if anyone had
any resources for making your own cables?
I'm in the process of rebuilding
my rack, and would like to do a good job for once. Also, I have a number of
specific items I need to create (such as y-cables for mixing two signals -
with resistors inline) and making cables seems like a good place to start.