Buying microphone cable, 100m drums.

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Hugh Robjohns wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:59 am Updated my post above with more suggestions re colour coding XLRs

Thanks Hugh, got it.
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I’ve always made my microphone cables with Starquad, maybe not relevant for you but my work has taken me to some places where there was the potential for picking up unwanted interference.
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Starquad's famed superior interference rejection only applies to interference sources lying physically alongside the cable. So it's beneficial if you're running mic cables directly alongside lighting dimmer power cables, for example, but there's no advantage at all in more typical applications.

Moreover, the much higher capacitance compared to standard cables can become problematic on longer cable runs.

If you're concerned about RF interference then it would be better to invest in Neutrik's EMC XLR connectors and use a good quality cable, ideally with a double-Reussen screen.
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Hugh Robjohns wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:39 pm Starquad's famed superior interference rejection only applies to interference sources lying physically alongside the cable. So it's beneficial if you're running mic cables directly alongside lighting dimmer power cables, for example, but there's no advantage at all in more typical applications.

Moreover, the much higher capacitance compared to standard cables can become problematic on longer cable runs.

If you're concerned about RF interference then it would be better to invest in Neutrik's EMC XLR connectors and use a good quality cable, ideally with a double-Reussen screen.

The only interference I’m worried about is my partner shouting outside the piano room "are you recording?"

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Arpangel wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:40 am
Hugh Robjohns wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:39 pm Starquad's famed superior interference rejection only applies to interference sources lying physically alongside the cable. So it's beneficial if you're running mic cables directly alongside lighting dimmer power cables, for example, but there's no advantage at all in more typical applications.

Moreover, the much higher capacitance compared to standard cables can become problematic on longer cable runs.

If you're concerned about RF interference then it would be better to invest in Neutrik's EMC XLR connectors and use a good quality cable, ideally with a double-Reussen screen.

The only interference I’m worried about is my partner shouting outside the piano room "are you recording?"

:D

Heh! Can you not rig a red "Silence Recording" lamp outside the room? And whatever cables you finally get matey, I would chuck in at least one Cat5e/6 shielded cable as well...SO handy for all sorts of signals. If you find a local network installer he will probably GIVE you 30mtrs 'end of a box'.

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I have often wondered if there were midi-triggered "recording" lights available. I know that if I had one that I had to remember to switch on it would be a waste of time; but something that came on automatically... :thumbup:
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There are !!!
'Punchlight' have a few options and there are others 👍
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SimonZ wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:49 am There are !!!
'Punchlight' have a few options and there are others 👍

And we have a thread describing the Elf's adventures with an Arduino from a few weeks ago building something similar.
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James Perrett wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:21 am
SimonZ wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:49 am There are !!!
'Punchlight' have a few options and there are others 👍

And we have a thread describing the Elf's adventures with an Arduino from a few weeks ago building something similar.

The Elf's creation (like his mixes) is well beyond me, but I shall check out 'Punchlight'. :thumbup:
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blinddrew wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:44 am I have often wondered if there were midi-triggered "recording" lights available. I know that if I had one that I had to remember to switch on it would be a waste of time; but something that came on automatically... :thumbup:

We have quite the opposite problem at work with people forgetting to turn them off, it's left me standing around like a lemon a few times now. :lol:
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Well, given the prices of the Punchlight ones I might be thinking again about making my own. If I can make it switch off automatically as well I'll let you know. ;)
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If you've got 100m drums, you're going to need some bloody long drumsticks! :D
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