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LightSnake STUSBXLR10 LightSnake USB Microphone cable
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- Connect your XLR microphone directly to your computer. Start recording instantly. Analog to digital converter built into cable.
- Embedded A/D chip technology with audio signal boost eliminates the need for additional signal conversion devices.
- Patented "Live when Lit" technology - cable ends light up indicating when sound is being transmitted. 10 Foot heavy-duty shielded cable.
- Compatible with XLR microphones that are not phantom-powered.
- Compatible with Win98 SE / Win ME / Win 2000 / Win XP and Mac OS9 / OS X without additional driver. Simple USB plug-and-play connectivity .
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Initial results with the LightSnake used in tandem with the SM58, a combination allowing me to convert the XLR connector of the SM58 to a USB connector, are encouraging. The volume, as others have pointed out, is a bit soft, but an inexpensive A.R.T. preamp gave me all the gain I could ask for, providing phantom power should I go back to a condenser mic. To my ears the sounds approach the baritone richness of the Shure SM7B, but I won't know for certain until I get the verdict from the station manager (some of my experiments have resulted in hum or noise that wasn't clear on my end but, after sending it to the radio station, proved to be a problem for air-time use).
The cost may seem a bit high for a cable, but not if it can produce the sounds claimed on behalf of all those mics I had to return. Moreover, it's no ordinary cable. As the name implies, this snake lights up (on both ends) when its fangs strike a profitable vein. Also, if you're a PC person, it comes with Sony demo software; if you're a Mac person, it comes with instructions for use with Garage Band.Read more ›
The LightSnake works very well: the lights are particularly helpful when I build up a little static and touch the mic. If the lights go out, I unplug it and plug it back in, and we're back in business - you know exactly when it's working and when it's not.
However, on the 360s there is an issue with the rear USB ports on the console that cause problems.
The 360s has three USB ports on the back side. The top of the 3 is partly obscured by the plastic casing of the 360 console.. so the lightsnake cable could not be plugged in properly. This could be fixed easy enough with a rotary tool if you are ok with taking your xbox appart, but there are 2 other USB ports below it, or a short and thin USB extension cable may solve the problem, so don't worry about it.
The middle and lower USB ports on the backside of the xbox 360 seem highly sensitive to the position of the lightsnake connector cable in the port. A little pressure on the cable plug left or right or up or down and the connection would be broken and the lights on the end of the lightsnake went out. This made life difficult in getting things set up in the console I put my xbox 360s into, because after plugging everthing in (wires all exit out of the back of the console), I'd have to rotate the xbox 360 90 degrees to get it facing the right way, and was constantly disconnecting the lightsnake cable. I'd turn the xbox around again, and see the lightsnake is still plugged in fine. Touch it slightly and the lights come back on. So if you use the back side USB ports on the 360s, take care in positioning and plugging in the cable; you may have to position the cable in the plug once you have gotten the xbox rotated around to ensure its activated.
I had NO PROBLEMS using the lightsnake in the front USB ports on the 360s console.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
From a Guitar Center review....
NOT for recording a song.
As reviewed by Bret on 7/7/2011
" I bought this hoping to record some demo songs with... Read more
Wow! I really like this cable. The lighted ends make it easy to separate which microphone is which if you have multiple of these. Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by StudioDude
Great idea, decent price, seems fair quality, but every time it blinks you can hear a pop in the output making it useless.Published on August 12, 2013 by MikeReedKS
What's missing from this buy is the mandate that your microphone or other output device is wired for digital, otherwise all you get is cable noise.Published on May 2, 2013 by Brent Seltzer
Very useful cable for small gigs with lights FX. If you want to control your light from you laptop this is a good choice to start with.Published on January 8, 2013 by Freddy J. Ramos Duben a.k.a. DJ Duben De Fresh
This leaves (almost) no hum or background noise and how it lights up is pretty cool. It's great for its price and my only concern is that once plugged into the computer, playback... Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Laneth
I have no complaints about this product, the first one I purchased was defective, however Amazon promptly exchanged it for one that was working properly. Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by The Proud Infidel
When I first got this I expected it to be just as easy as it says. Just plug it in, and bam you're recording your microphone.
That's not the case at all. Read more
The lightsnake does work with the PS3 with Rock Band 2. I already had a Shure SM58 XLR mic and needed a replacement for the original RB mic so I tried this. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by J. Atwell