The Elf wrote:If there's one 'old guy' skill we need to pass on it is soldering. If *I* can do it, ANYONE can!
You will never need to buy another over-priced jack-to-jack cable again...
As a gentleman of a certain age, my close-focus ability is getting worse. (like everybody's - As we age the lens in our eye gets stiffer and the muscles that focus it cant pull it to the right shape to close focus)
For years as a youff I made my living sat at a bench with a soldering iron but these days soldering up an XLR is just as likely to end up with burned fingers and dry joints.
Until I bought one of these:
It's transformed things for me... I have just soldered up 8 XLR panel sockets and 8 plugs to add mic inputs to the front of my rack from the rear of the Focusrite Liquid 56. How did live without one of these? Ever?