LightSnake LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable

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Easily and inexpensively connect your instrument directly to your computer.

This LightSnake 1/4" to USB instrument cable is basically a "sound card on a cable" that lets you record audio from your guitar or other instrument directly onto your computer. The LightSnake offers true plug-n-play operation: simply connect the 1/4" mono plug of the 10 ft LightSnake cable to your instrument and then connect the USB end to one of your computer's USB ports. No additional drivers are needed for Win 98 SE/Win ME/Win 2000/Win XP/Win Vista, or Mac OS9/OS X.

An embedded 16-bit analog-to-digital converter with audio signal boost ensures extremely low audio loss and a 48kHz sampling rate provides you with high audio quality while recording. The HSDL (Host Side Data Loss) Noise Reduction function prevents any unwanted noise when converting the audio signal to digital format and saving to your computer. SoundTech's patented "Live when Lit" cable ends glow when connected properly and flash when sound is being transmitted.

The 10' LightSnake includes a DVD with 30-day trial versions of all of Sony Media Software titles, including Sound Forge, Acid, Vegas, etc. This addition makes the cable a complete solution right out of the box. Mac users can use GarageBand or any other Mac-compatible recording software.

Features
  • Digital quality sound input
  • No need for a sound card
  • Embedded A/D chip technology with audio signal boost eliminates the need for additional signal conversion devices
  • Patented "Live when Lit" cable ends light up when sound is being transmitted
  • 10' heavy-duty shielded cable
  • Includes 1/4" to mini adapter and 1/4" male to dual 1/4" female splitter
  • Simple USB plug-and-play connectivity
  • Compliant with USB 2.0 full speed operation
  • Compliant with USB Audio Device Class Specification v1.0
  • Compatible with Win98 SE/Win ME/Win 2000/Win XP/Win Vista, and Mac OS9/OS X without additional driver
  • Driver software included for older non-plug-n-play compliant computers

With the LightSnake, anyone can plug their guitar, bass, keyboard, or other electronic instrument directly into a PC, eliminating the hassle, clutter, and learning curve associated with high-quality digital recording. Order now!

 

LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable Specifications:

  • Resolution: 16-bit 48kHz
  • THD + N (-3dBr): -76.1dB
  • SNR: 83.1dB
  • Dynamic Range: 81.6dB
  • Input impedance: 1M Ohms
  • Frequency Response 48kHz: 20 - 19.2kHz
  • Signal Input Range: 0 - 2.88 Vpp
  • Signal Boost Gain: +20 dB
  • System Requirements
  • PC with Windows 98/SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista; Mac OS 9.0.4 or higher
  • Computer with USB port
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LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

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Great product, except for the flashing green LED's...

This product worked perfectly right out of the box. I plugged it into my MacBook, and within seconds I was laying down tracks in Garage Band. The cable is super-beefy, with a tough ...Read complete review

This product worked perfectly right out of the box. I plugged it into my MacBook, and within seconds I was laying down tracks in Garage Band. The cable is super-beefy, with a tough transparent plastic outer covering. The connectors look bombproof, and they have green LED's that glow when you plug them in. I thought it was great, until I realized that whever you're playing, the super-bright LED's flash continuously. Blink...blink...blink...blink...blink...blink...blink...aargh! There's no way to turn them off. I couldn't stand the blinking, so I returned it. 83db of signal/noise isn't bad; but it's hardly world-class. For a good, cheap, reliable, portable way to get your guitar connected to your laptop, this USB cable is hard to beat. I just wish they'd drop the blinking lights feature. It would be much better without the blinking (or with much less of it).

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it works just not worth the money they ask

There is either something wrong with the grounding wire on my Lightsnake cable or SoundTech is falsely advertising. It's extremely noisy and I'm not using the word "extremely" lightly. It literally ...Read complete review

There is either something wrong with the grounding wire on my Lightsnake cable or SoundTech is falsely advertising. It's extremely noisy and I'm not using the word "extremely" lightly. It literally sounds as if there is a jet engine running full steam a few yards behind an an amplifier with a mic on it when the gain is on. When the gain is turned off the signal is very weak. That doesn't sound like a description of a product that has "an embedded 16-bit analog-to-digital converter with AUDIO SIGNAL BOOST." I might as well get a 1/4" to Mini adapter and hook it up to the aux jack on my Mac. Trust me don't make the same mistake I made. Put that money to better use and get yourself a product thats actually crafted with some quality in mind.

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5.0

It doesn't work

By Mike Hammerfish

from Redmond, Washington

Comments about LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable:

It worked when i purchased it, and was pretty cool. I shelved it for a year or so. I tried to get it to work on XP, W7, etc. but it will not load up the driver it came with. I'm unable to see the C-Media USB Sound as the input device, it just says USB Audio. As a result nothing happens.I'm thinking a change in Windows service packs, etc. is causing the problem but not sure. I can get it to blink, the hardware device stuff says it it working, but you get no sound. No need to describe how good it works or not, it is just to play some music for my videos, to merge with keyboard stuff rather than nothing. Issue: Where do you get support for this thing?

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Great.

By AR

from PA

Comments about LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable:

I think they could make this a bit cheaper, but it works great and isn't VERY expensive. I just use it for fun. I use Audacity (free) to record, and this cable works great with it. It's nice to have the splitter on it too so you can listen to yourself through your amp in real time as you record. I recommend this item to any guitarist.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great product, except for the flashing green LED's...

By BCS

from Illinois

Comments about LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable:

This product worked perfectly right out of the box. I plugged it into my MacBook, and within seconds I was laying down tracks in Garage Band. The cable is super-beefy, with a tough transparent plastic outer covering. The connectors look bombproof, and they have green LED's that glow when you plug them in. I thought it was great, until I realized that whever you're playing, the super-bright LED's flash continuously. Blink...blink...blink...blink...blink...blink...blink...aargh! There's no way to turn them off. I couldn't stand the blinking, so I returned it. 83db of signal/noise isn't bad; but it's hardly world-class. For a good, cheap, reliable, portable way to get your guitar connected to your laptop, this USB cable is hard to beat. I just wish they'd drop the blinking lights feature. It would be much better without the blinking (or with much less of it).

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great idea; but what's with the flashing green lights?

By BCS

from Illinois

Comments about LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable:

This product worked perfectly right out of the box. I plugged it into my MacBook, and within seconds I was laying down tracks in Garage Band. The cable is super-beefy, with a tough transparent plastic outer covering. The connectors look bombproof, and they have green LED's that glow when you plug them in. I thought it was great, until I realized that whever you're playing, the LED's flash continuously. Blink...blink...blink...blink...blink...blink...blink...aargh! There's no way to turn them off, either.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

waste of cash and time

By jack smack

from in a house

Comments about LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable:

wish i seen the last review before i bought mine, i got better result from the crappy 1/8 jacks in my pc, hopefully something happens when it gets proper asio drivers.... and whats with the lights making noise?

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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

it works just not worth the money they ask

By Rayson Jimenez

from Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Comments about LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable:

There is either something wrong with the grounding wire on my Lightsnake cable or SoundTech is falsely advertising. It's extremely noisy and I'm not using the word "extremely" lightly. It literally sounds as if there is a jet engine running full steam a few yards behind an an amplifier with a mic on it when the gain is on. When the gain is turned off the signal is very weak. That doesn't sound like a description of a product that has "an embedded 16-bit analog-to-digital converter with AUDIO SIGNAL BOOST." I might as well get a 1/4" to Mini adapter and hook it up to the aux jack on my Mac. Trust me don't make the same mistake I made. Put that money to better use and get yourself a product thats actually crafted with some quality in mind.

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good for the price

By Fatty

from chicago

Comments about LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable:

this is a really cool cable. lets you record easily into your computer and make some good recordings. the quality of the recordings are good but no the best in the world. for the price its worth it. www.myspace.com/thefattys here are some songs i made with this cable. i hope it helps you.

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great idea and great value!

By Cody-kHp--

from Utah

Comments about LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable:

I just received my lightsnake last week, and I must say I am impressed. The lightsnake is easy to use, and sounds astonishingly good. Overall great buy!

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Sound and Easy to Use

By Ben-7in0q

from Ohio

Comments about LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable:

I just got this in today, installed some of the Trial Software that was included (Sony ACID Studio 6.0), Pluged in the cord, and started recording. It was that easy. I used it with my DigiTech RP300A and it worked great. This has an awesome price for what it offers.

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(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awsome

By ted-xvNDR

from big flats

Comments about LightSnake Guitar/Keyboard USB 10ft Cable:

This program is great! I used it on my guitar pro 5 and its wonderful i can create lots of music with it!

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