ooh, while it's on my mind, does anyone have a cheap and reliable way to get analogue audio (either 1/4" or 1/8") >> usb? I've now gone through two 'solutions' (griffin imic and m-audio fast track) that have both stopped working after very little use.
― Manchego Bay (G00blar), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:53 (fourteen years ago) link
I know, I know, go to a dj store.
― Manchego Bay (G00blar), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:55 (fourteen years ago) link
I use a $99 thing called the Stealthplug -- straightforward 1/4" to USB line with a direct-monitoring output. (ASIO drivers, comes with a tracker and amp modeling software.)
― nabisco, Thursday, 4 December 2008 22:25 (fourteen years ago) link
P.S.: NI, I think what you should look for is not a cord with two inputs (which seems mythical/unlikely) but a tiny, simple, no-frills, two-way A-B switcher (or even just a seriously cheapo two-line mixer).
― nabisco, Thursday, 4 December 2008 22:28 (fourteen years ago) link
i am staring at seven jumbled boxes of cables and leads with every kind of connector or jack, plus a mix of old plugs and chargers
i feel like some of them are worth hanging onto and some are very much not, but i don't really know how to begin sort which from which -- i have a weirdly poor memory for what once went with what, even two years ago is now a blank to me (i like to tell myself this is efficient use of human brainspace)
― mark s, Friday, 29 April 2022 12:47 (nine months ago) link
apologies for posting my own tweet but it saves have to faff around with imgur:
is there any practical reason to hang on to leads like THIS in 2022? what might still be using them? pic.twitter.com/fY45rE4zgj— 🐛🔥🐝 muad'dob bee 🐝🔥🐛 (@dubdobdee) April 30, 2022
― mark s, Saturday, 30 April 2022 14:48 (nine months ago) link
That's the ropiest looking MIDI cable I've seen in a long time. Assuming it's wired as a MIDI cable that it - the connectors at least are correct. I'd probably bin it either way.
― Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 30 April 2022 15:34 (nine months ago) link
it's 30+ years old is my only excuse (i have four in all, in no better condition: i have no idea what i used them for once upon a time)
― mark s, Saturday, 30 April 2022 15:50 (nine months ago) link
It’s most likely a 5 pin audio DIN cable, used to plug a tape deck into a receiver or similar instead of two RCA pairs.
― assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 30 April 2022 21:57 (nine months ago) link
5 pin audio DIN seems to be the consensus, most likely for a tape deck
― mark s, Sunday, 1 May 2022 12:45 (nine months ago) link