Resolder 4 channels of an XLR snake for MIDI

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Resolder 4 channels of an XLR snake for MIDI

Post by Rockum » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:52 pm

I was wondering if there would be a problem with taking a snake like this...

Pulsar Snake

and replacing 4 of the xlr connectors with MIDI. Would this cause noise or other problems?

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Post by ashcat_lt » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:35 am

I've never had any trouble running MiDI alongside audio cables, but these have always been individually shielded. I'm not sure what would happen if they were sharing a shield.

The good news is that you don't have to rewire the thing. Why not just make XLR>MIDI adapter cables? Then you haven't done any permanent changes to your snake. You can try the MIDI thing, and if it doesn't work, you've still got a usable mic snake. And you'll be able to use it for mics and stuff when you don't need it for MIDI.

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Post by Rockum » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:54 am

Thanks, that is a great idea!

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Post by japmn » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:01 am

Midi does not travel great distances well. You can get drop after 20' or so.

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