xlr -> 1/8" ts cables

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xlr -> 1/8" ts cables

Post by johnnywoods » Wed May 12, 2010 12:23 pm

would these work for volta?

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/XVM305F/

I would make cables, but if these will work, then I get a few extra hours to actually play!

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Post by 1nput0utput » Wed May 12, 2010 2:42 pm

It's not possible to tell without knowing how they're wired. If XLR pins 2 and 3 are both connected to TS tip, then they won't work. You want pin 2 connected to tip and pin 1 connected to sleeve.

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Post by os » Thu May 13, 2010 6:42 am

What an odd cable. Sadly the manufacturer's website doesn't shed any more light on the wiring:

http://www.hosatech.com/product/340572/ ... TS%2C_5_ft

Chances are it will work though.

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Post by criticalmonkey » Fri May 14, 2010 12:45 am

fyi

this one will work



i use it with a motu 896 and volta on my euro rack and korg mono poly

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Post by doctorvague » Sat May 15, 2010 8:54 am

I seriously doubt you're going to find an off the shelf solution that's wired to MOTU's spec - it's definitely not a standard. OTOH, I would think you could just snip the ring (pin 3 on an XLR) wire so it's not touching anything, maybe with a bit of tape and be good to go. I believe most cables are going to short pin 3 to ground rather than leaving it floating as MOTU specifies. Someone can correct me if this is incorrect.

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Post by sascha.victoria » Sat May 15, 2010 11:21 am

I'm just getting into Volta and the lack of clear documentation is somewhat mind blowing.

I'm 97% sure those cables won't work right. The closest off the shelf solution is to use an insert cable. Insert cables are TRS terminating in 2 jacks that are TR and TS. So you'd use the TR jack and leave the TS hanging or cut it off. I ordered 2 of these from eBay.
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Post by johnnywoods » Tue May 18, 2010 12:45 pm

thanks for all the input... I think I've realized I will have to suck it up and get out the solder. :doh:

I'm likely going to build a breakout box with 8 xlrs to run to the 896, and some 1/8" jacks for patching to the modular.

I'll let you know how it turns out!

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Post by sine » Wed May 19, 2010 7:33 am

sascha.victoria wrote:I'm just getting into Volta and the lack of clear documentation is somewhat mind blowing.
The Volta manual documents cable requirements, no?

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Post by oliviaarthur » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:28 pm

sascha.victoria wrote:I'm just getting into Volta and the lack of clear documentation is somewhat mind blowing.

I'm 97% sure those cables won't work right. The closest off the shelf solution is to use an insert cable. Insert cables are TRS terminating in 2 jacks that are TR and TS. So you'd use the TR jack and leave the TS hanging or cut it off. I ordered 2 of these from eBay.
I use these snakes as well with volta- I scored them from a friend of mine who had them just sitting in his garage-

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Post by theslygoose » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:56 pm

sascha.victoria wrote:I'm just getting into Volta and the lack of clear documentation is somewhat mind blowing.

I'm 97% sure those cables won't work right. The closest off the shelf solution is to use an insert cable.
Actually you can shop for them through me. Upon request I've made an "off-the-shelf" solution. I've successfully sold hundreds of Volta cables since May 09 and I'm sure you can get word of mouth from many people on this forum.
http://www.slygoosecables.com/index.php ... t&Itemid=2

The cables are made with 6 mm wire (standard mic size) and I've got a low-profile version coming soon too (4.5 mm wire). Hand-made, American wire, quality parts, TNT solder, etc.
Custom Audio/Video/Lighting cables
http://www.slygoosecables.com

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Post by emergencyofstate » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:59 pm

^ I can vouch for Sly Goose Volta/Silent Way Cables. I've got about 10 myself :party:

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