[Noisebridge-discuss] Instrument/Microphone Cable Making Workshop

John Adams jna at retina.net
Fri Jan 17 00:12:09 UTC 2014

If you want to spend more money, buy Mogami cable instead of Canare. Mogami
is the studio-standard.

About $1.29/ft.


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM, John Adams <jna at retina.net> wrote:

> I have made and repaired literally hundreds of these cables.
> Recommendations:
> Connectors:
> Neutrik XCC or XX series.
> http://www.neutrik.us/en-us/xlr/xcc-series/
> http://www.neutrik.us/en-us/xlr/xx-series/
> Cable: Canare Star-Quad
> http://www.canare.com/ProductItemDisplay.aspx?productItemID=53
> These parts are basically the audio industry standards.
> Tips: Make perfect solder joints. Never, ever make cables out of phase. +
> and - and ground are important, in the right order.
> I'm not going to attend, I've done this too much already.
> -j
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 2:39 PM, James Sundquist <sundquistjames at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> Hey-o Discuss and Sound-Hacks,
>>   I have found a few people interested in an Instrument and/or Microphone
>> (XLR) cable making workshop.  Cost for the materials will be split amongst
>> the participants so everyone gets the length of cable they want.  Leftovers
>> will all be donated to Noisebridge and a cash donation will be encouraged.
>> There are a few requirements for this to be successful, but I have one
>> confirmed participant who can solder a perfect joint.  Also, I can provide
>> a cable tester to guarantee we make something that actually works, but I
>> have no previous experience doing this.
>>   Anyone have previous experience successfully doing this?
>>   Any tips to consider?
>>   Any part recommendations?
>>   Will you attend, assuming it is affordable?
>>   Once we figure out an actual cost, and enough people to pay for it, the
>> workshop will set a date and time.  Very possibly I will attempt for a
>> Monday to overlap with Circuit Hacking (for the soldering intro).
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