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Is there a way to combine mA provided by two power sources to power one pedal?

My Pedal Power 2 Plus has two 9v 250mA outputs and several other 9v 100mA outputs. I have a pedal that needs 9v 280mA. I have a Y-cable that can connect two power sources to one pedal, but it's meant ...
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Connecting keyboard USB-B (usb host) port to audio interface with midi out and midi in ports

I want to connect my Casio CT-X5000 keyboard with my audio interface. Casio keyboard has USB host port and my audio interface has midi in and midi out ports. How do I make the connection here? I ...
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Will 22 gauge wire work for Microphone cables?

I accidentally bought some 22 AWG, balanced, shielded (Aluminum/Polyester Foil) wire. I've never seen audio cables use this small of a gauge before. Will this work for an XLR connector? Will it affect ...
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Recording Digital Piano (Headphone Out to a Mono In) with an Audio Interface?

I'm trying to figure out how to record my Roland FP-30 digital piano. I have a Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen), which has only one instrument/line input (I assume it's a balanced mono input, but ...
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Converting XLR to old 5 pin amplifier inputs?

Cables into the back of our old church PA amp are male 5-pin plugs. About 1cm across with 5 round pins. I know these can convert to regular XLR because that's how they are wired buti cannot access ...
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Purpose of XLR - mono jack cable

I just got an XLR-mono jack cable from a friend and am trying to understand why such a cable exists and what problems would it solve. I have those combo XLR/jack inputs on my speaker so I tried ...
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XLR (male) to TRS problem

Yesterday I bought a couple of studio monitors (Adam T7V) which should suppose to sound great if connected to my focusrite 2i2 with balanced wires (TRS to XLR male). So I soldered a couple of wires ...
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What kind of cable between Amp, Looper and Monitor

My Equipment: Nice guitar Kemper Profiling Amp Boss RC-300 Looper Roland Cube Monitor My Setup: My Question: What kind of cable should I use on connection between Amp->Looper (2) and Looper->...
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My e-guitar doesn't get amplified by the amp

Long story short, after leaving my guitar for a few months, I decided to start practicing again. I plugged my amp and every led blinked at it should. I took my jack and plugged it into the amp. No ...
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Proper way to record a digital piano

My equipment: Digital Piano - Yamaha p255 Audio Interface - Roland quad-capture I bought one 1/4 inch jack from a store near my house and connected my piano to the audio interface, and when I ...
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What type of cable does a hi-hat pedal use in Roland electronic drum kits?

A 2nd hand TD3 works great but the 'proper' cable for the hi-hat pedal is missing. We tried with a guitar lead but it only worked (intermittently) when inserted about half-way in. The other pads all ...
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Recording digital piano sound

I want to record (sound, not MIDI) from my Yamaha P115. I am just wondering what is the optimal way. I have tried doing it simply with my phone, without a cable, and as expected it sucks. I live in ...
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How To Connect Keyboard Using Aux Cable

I have Yamaha PSR E353 model keyboard, but I don't know kow to connect this keyboard to my home theater system. I have used an Aux-In cable for this, but it’s not working. How can I connect this ...
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Why does the Ampeg SVT4-pro and B4R require a special cable for mono-bridge mode?

These two amps require a special cable for use in mono-bridge mode. In an instructional video, you can see that the speakON connector is only using two wires. The manual for these amps says: Only ...
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Are there different standards for XLR cabling?

Our local village church has a decades old, minimal PA system which essentially consists of a microphone running a cable to an amp at the back. They have a normal looking microphone plugged into an ...
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Is there any reason not to use TRS cables for typically TS applications?

First, an assumption: given what I know about tip-sleeve and tip-ring-sleeve connections, using a TRS cable between two TS jacks just yields an unused contact/conductor in the cable. Other than cost, ...
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Can you use a cable with a single wire for a mono jack cable?

I know that a mono jack has two poles: So I always assumed that the cables for a mono jack would have two wires. But recently I have been told that if I ever were to make my own cable, I should use a ...
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Can convert RCA to USB?

I have Boss BR 600 recorder and this device have 2 RCA line out. Is a way to connect this line out to USB for sound quality? Thanks
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Balanced xlr to unbalanced xlr

I need to plug my balanced xlr (left and right) into my mixer which has unbalanced inputs, should I just connect two balanced xlr cables directly from the output into two unbalanced xlr inputs in the ...
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Wiring a double shield instrumental cable

I was going to make some guitar cables and there is one thing on which I am not so sure about. If I have a double shielded cable (ordinary audio cable consisting of signal, shield 1, shield 2), where ...
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Guitar Amp Producing White Noise when Cable is Plugged in?

I just bought a guitar amp (Blackstar ID Core 40W) and I'm trying to figure out if I should be concerned about some white noise being emitted while a cable is plugged in. When the amp is on and no ...
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Thick guitar cable

I just bought a few 1/4'' plugs from Switchcraft - I want to assemble my custom short cables in order to connect the effects on my pedalboard. The hole in the plug handle has a diameter of 0.297'' (...
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how to connect a balanced output to a unbalanced input?

so I want to connect the output from my mixer (balanced xlr) to the unbalanced input of my amp. which cable should I get: XLR to TS or XLR to TRS? I read somewhere that the cold pin should left ...
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How to extend a pair of RCA cable and improve audio quality at the same time? [closed]

I have a 2.1 speaker system that I have been using for over 6-7 years or so. Recently I have decided to mount the two satellites on the wall, but there is a problem with the length of cables. I have ...
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Why some audio cables are so dramatically more expensive than others?

Why there are so huge differences in price of audio cables, even when they have comparable length, similarly looking connectors and lack some complex mechanisms that could have different quality? For ...