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  • sinaptica
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    nice stuff

  • Klaustrophil
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    Originally posted by sinaptica View Post
    What I did is make my own cables using Neutrik NTP3RC-B 3.5mm TRS plugs, parallel 2 conductor cable terminated in 2 Neutrik NP2X-BAG 6.35 mm TS plugs.
    I do the same but with angled 6.35mm plugs I took from Boss patch cables. These are the smallest plugs you can solder on the market right now. The Y cable is COTS from Cordial.
    Here's how it looks like and a comparison with regular angled plugs.

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  • sinaptica
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    What I did is make my own cables using Neutrik NTP3RC-B 3.5mm TRS plugs, parallel 2 conductor cable terminated in 2 Neutrik NP2X-BAG 6.35 mm TS plugs.

    Be warned about the 3.5 plugs: the size is perfect, but sometimes these can be a bit hard to get off the Bluebox or the Blackbox, these fit tight and due to the L shape and how close them are one to another it can be a bit difficult to apply force in the correct direction, just have a little bit of patience and do not force it out.

    All BB I/O goes to the back of a patchbay.

    3 pole 3.5 mm audio plug, solder termination, chuck type strain relief, bushing, black housing, gold contacts The only right-angled metal bodied 3.5 mm jack plug with chuck type strain relief for secure cable retention. It accepts cables from 2.0 to 4.5 mm.

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  • focal sounds
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    I honestly think I'm moving towards a patch bay like this Samson.
    Have all gear plugged into the rear. Then use the 1010music cables to patch in to which ever gear I want to use for a session.
    Samson - S Class - S-patch plus

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  • Prydal
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    those are found everywhere , like this https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-.../dp/B01D5H8JW0

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  • idimata
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    Originally posted by Prydal View Post
    I found another solution:
    3,5 to chinch cables plus chinch to 6,3 adapters!
    There is a whole lot more options to get one of these and they are cheaper! Works flawless
    Where can those cables be found?

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  • kristodulo
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    Hello,
    those work great for me. Fit is perfect and quality is good https://www.thomann.de/intl/cordial_cfy_03_wgg.htm

  • Prydal
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    I found another solution:
    3,5 to chinch cables plus chinch to 6,3 adapters!
    There is a whole lot more options to get one of these and they are cheaper! Works flawless

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  • aljenimago
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    Oh fine, I suppose I'd have to amend myself. :-) The Teenage Engineering Y cables I mentioned are actually TRS -> 2x TS.

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    Anyway, the small-to-large-plugs are actually to have dozen-wise for little money. They are actually TRS to TRS, which doesn't matter, AFAIK.

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    You can use a patchbay, of course, which may or may not help simplify things:

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    The clips included in the TE package are surprisingly helpful (well, in a way…) to keep somehow order in the chaos:

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  • aljenimago
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    What if you turn your idea around and get just a bunch of adapter plugs female 3.5-> male 6.3 TRS? They are available for just a few euros in 10-family packs @ the in the EU usual suspects.

    I am using a set of Teenage Engineering split Y cables (1xmale TRS 3.5 -> 2xmale TS 3.5) – granted, not the cheapest ones – and, if needed, the adapter plugs mentioned above. This gives me the freedom of choice whether I want to attach instruments with 6.3 outs (then with plugs which are already sitting conveniently in the outs) or to record all the single instrument outs (3.5 TS) of my Arturia Drumbrute simultaneously (the only way to spread them into a stereo panorama).

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  • Dan
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    I realize the OP was after 3.5mm to 6.35mm splitter cables, but I thought I'd mention that Tendrils have a range of 3.5mm stereo splitter cables in many different colors.

    https://tendrilscables.com/collectio...plitter-cables

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  • sirshannon
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    Originally posted by focal sounds View Post
    All my gear has 6.5mm outputs on them - most of them stereo.
    I would suggest 6.5mm male stereo to 3.5mm male stereo for those instruments. It is much easier and cleaner that way. Or the next best thing: 6.5mm female TRS to 3.5mm male TRS, which is still 2 cables and not ideal.

    6 splitters gets messy quickly and stays messy every time you want to make changes.

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  • sirshannon
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    Sorry, I missed that part.
    I have to say that what you're looking for has been the hardest thing for me to find in a format that is good (over half of mine have ended up with shorts or otherwise stop working/break within a year or travel and regular set up/tear down usage) and a good fit (I've learned the hard way that most are too wide for the bluebox). They're also pretty unwieldy for the way I tend to arrange my hardware and wiring. I've mostly ended up doing it other ways like 3.5 TRS to 6.5 TRS male cables and then split via 6.5 TRS female to 2x 6.5 TS male.
    Several of my instruments have two 6.5 TS outputs, for those instruments I would use a 3.5 TRS male to 2x 6.5 TS male so there is only 1 cable.
    Lots of trial and error.

  • focal sounds
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    Thanks for all the input guys. - Thing is I was looking for single 3.5mm Male TRS to 2 - FEMALE TS 6.5mm Mono Sockets.
    Essentially turning all the 3.5mm inputs (and outputs) on the back of the BluBox into 12 x 6.5mm Mono Inputs that I could play around with different set ups as I go. Almost like a patch bay.

    All my gear has 6.5mm outputs on them - most of them stereo. So 3.5mm sockets on the splitters are no good for me.
    I've been looking for and even considering making a patch bay interface to achieve this. A series of 6.5mm inputs on the back and match 3.5 TRS outputs on the front.

    Any further thoughts on the topic very welcome! ​

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  • focal sounds
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    Thank you. Thing is I was looking for single 3.5mm Male TRS to 2 - FEMALE TS 6.5mm Mono Sockets.
    Basically to turn all the 3.5mm inputs (and outputs) on the back of the BluBox into 12 x 6.5mm Mono Inputs that I could play around with different set ups as I go. Almost like a patch bay.
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