What kind of cables could I need for a gig?
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    Ive been thinking about a an upcoming gigs and any cable that I may need and wanted to get some suggestions.
    Below is my list so far these are for use in different situations. Ive built a usb snake ala Ean Golden for my X1/F1/Z1 setup which didnt come out to shabby I must say.

    RCA Male to XLR Male from the X1 to the powered speakers I plan on using.
    1/8 Male to Male RCA to connect phone to controller just in case to connect to my Numark 4Trak.
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    I would recommend a spare set of cables and a ground loop isolator as well (just in case)
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    buy a dozen 1/4 adapters maybe 2... its also not a bad idea to carry an extra laptop charger, usb cables etc...

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    The more spaghetti the better
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    When I go to a gig, I always keep 2 spare RCA cables with me, 1 RCA to 1/4, 2 1/4 cables, a splitter cable just in case it's like a house party and they have weird connections (aux cords or whatever), bring 1 or 2 XLR cables and then an extra USB just in case.

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    I keep one backup "sound interface" to "PA mixer" cable (typically RCA to RCA) in a "long(er)" version. 9ft or 10ft are common "long(er)" length versions. Depending on the booth layout, sometimes a longer connection is needed.

    I keep at least ONE (1) backup for every KIND of cable that is in the snake. One extra USB, one extra power supply for the laptop, etc. I keep ONE (1) backup USB hub, four ports on hand. This tends to live in the gig bag.

    I have a power strip that holds ALL the wall warts and power supplies for my setup, and puts ONE plug into the wall.

    I also keep whatever I need to connect my sound interface to: two RCA, two 1/4" (un)balanced, two XRL, and one 1/8" stereo female. These are all cables that are "outside" the snake. But, it is only one cable, with a pile of adapters. This lives in a small bag and goes with me, but tends to stay in the car unless I figure out that I need it.
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