January 10, 2007

Accessorize...

by Chris Randall
 





So I've been using these whack-ass HOSA MIDI cables for years and years. There are a couple reasons for this, and they are as follows: (a) on tour most of your gear attrition comes in the form of loss of accessories, and (b) you're lucky to find a MIDI cable at all in Fayetteville, North Carolina, never mind one that isn't HOSA.


So, after 12 years of touring, comprising a couple thousand shows, I have stacks and stacks of cables of all flavors, and most of them are HOSA. I plugged up a MIDI cable the other day, and it didn't work, and I was like "fuck it. I'm buying some nice MIDI cables." So today the UPS man left a box from Analog Haven on my porch, and in it were some Mogami MIDI cables. These little bitches are _nice_, and that's about all I have to say on the matter. HOSA and Mogami both make MIDI cables the same way that Seiko and Breitling both make watches. They both tell time, but the Seiko is essentially disposable, while the Breitling is an heirloom.

 
 
 

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Jan.11.2007 @ 11:52 PM
sepia
Hosa makes orange midi cables
 
 

 
Jan.12.2007 @ 12:28 AM
D' MacKinnon
"I still have cloth-wrapped 1/4" cables from 12 years ago"

Spectraflex?

 
 

 
Jan.12.2007 @ 8:37 AM
noisegeek
I think I win, I've got a couple of asbestos insulated cables from the theater I started out in. It used to be a vaudeville house. Got some great old dynamic mics from there too.
 
 

 
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