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    I recently picked up the 1010bluebox (very cool btw) and with it I grabbed a few 3.5mm stereo male to 1/4" tip sleeve trs male cables. HOSA brand I think, which is fine, EXCEPT for the coziness of the spacing on the back of the bluebox. Is there a recommended patch cable brand or adapter configuration best suited if you're using this little mixer with 1/4" outputs on the hardware connecting to it?

    I did a few searches before posting and will gladly delete if I can find related post.

    Thanks
    nommo

  • #2
    There is no related post... We have a cable recommendation chart though it may not be public yet. It will be.


    Generally speaking, you need the smallest cable ends you can find. We sell two lengths of 3.5 stereo - 3.5 stereo TRS on our website and these work perfectly. Black Market adapters (from sweetwater) are the best so far. I would suggest staying away from Hosa cables and adapters for the bluebox. We love Hosa - they make great cables. However, the spacing on the bluebox is not very forgiving. I don't use much 1/4" gear but I do have a pair of these and they work great.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    I also really like these:

    TRS mini stereo to dual 3.5 mono. Perfect for connecting Eurorack gear.
    3' & 6' lengths
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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  • #3
    thank you for the kind response. I agree, HOSA cables are fantastic, but the spacing is an issue on this particular box. The HOSA cables have a fatty grip (which is great until you need space)

    Thank you for the resources! Skinny heads for the 3.5mm plugs <3 Thx again!

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    • #4
      I use Adam Hall and they seem to do well. They're *just* wide enough that you're not sure if they're fitting or not, tho, so while the ones sitting in the middle pressed from both sides are definitely okay, I'm a bit worried about the ones on the ends.

      Lately I got a cordial rca to 1/8 and it fits perfectly and I think sounds pretty great

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      • #5
        I used some sandpaper on my plugs that were a little wide- just some flat spots on the sides, nothing crazy.

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        • #6
          A very good compromise of quality and price is the Cordial CFY-series. Perfect fit on the Bluebox.

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          • mspace
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            Hi,
            Will these cables fit ?
            Professional Y Audio Cable 2 x Mono jack 6.3 mm male > Mini jack 3.5 mm stereo male, Cable cross-section: 2 x 0.18 mm², With Neutrik/Rean connectors, Hand-soldered, With gold-plated contacts, Short split cable ends approx. 22 cm, Total length: 1.5...

        • #7
          Maybe OT but i use mini stereo -> mini stereo (between blue box and some Korg Devices) and find these really good:
          Patch Cable Set 2x Mini jack stereo, Length: 60cm, Set of 6 cables

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          • #8
            I'm using this one, it's really awesome :

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            • #9
              Originally posted by Steve
              There is no related post... We have a cable recommendation chart though it may not be public yet. It will be.


              Generally speaking, you need the smallest cable ends you can find. We sell two lengths of 3.5 stereo - 3.5 stereo TRS on our website and these work perfectly. Black magic adapters (from sweetwater) are the best so far. I would suggest staying away from Hosa cables and adapters for the bluebox. We love Hosa - they make great cables. However, the spacing on the bluebox is not very forgiving. I don't use much 1/4" gear but I do have a pair of these and they work great.
              https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


              I also really like these:

              TRS mini stereo to dual 3.5 mono. Perfect for connecting Eurorack gear.
              3' & 6' lengths
              https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
              https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
              do you have a link for the black magic adapter? Thanks.

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              • #10
                Also, can you recommend a midi cable going direct from black box to blue box? I just saw Stimmings review and happy to see you can bypass the bulky 5 pin din, but not sure what the cable is called. Thanks!

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                • sirshannon
                  sirshannon commented
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                  It's just a normal 1/8" TRS cable, right?

                • Nejben77
                  Nejben77 commented
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                  Ok, thanks so you have a link to any? I’m not seeing any come up, sorry if I’m being dumb.

              • #11
                you can find TRS to TRS cables - and MIDI cables - on our website (or anywhere). These work perfectly between our devices.


                Cable recommendations: https://1010music.com/cablerecommendations

                Black Market (I mistyped in earlier post) - https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...ht-3.5mm-trs-f

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                • #12
                  While these aren't the cheapest, I was surprised at the quality and they all fit nicely. They also match the colorway.

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                • #13
                  I just want to say that for split mono signals, those Black Market Modular adapters are the bees knees. They are fantastic.

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                  • #14
                    I would recommend this https://polyend.com/accessories/

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                    • #15
                      These 1/8" - 1/4" adapters are great - they fit alongside eachother with room to spare! Cheap and good quality.

                      Buy Chord 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug To 2x 6.3mm Mono Jack Plugs Audio Cable (black, 1.5m) at Juno Records. In stock now for same-day shipping.

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