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The Lightsnake, Simple Instrument-To-PC Transfers

lightsnakeBy David Ponce

While it’ll probably not help you sound anything like Jimmy Page, the Lightsnake USB, from Soundtech, will at least make it easier to get your musical ramblings on to your computer. It is

an intelligent instrument-to-PC cable with embedded analog to digital converter and signal booster. The LightSnake USB?s unique design enables anyone to 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.

You should know this little product won “Best in Show” honors at the 2006 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants).

It’s $70, and available from a variety of retailers, including Target.

Fulls specs, after the jump.

[Soundtech’s Lightsnake USB]

– Digital quality sound input without the 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? technology cable ends light up indicating when
sound is being transmitted
– 10 foot heavy-duty shielded cable
– Includes ?? to Mini Adaptor and ?? Male to Dual ?? 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 and Mac OS9 / OS X
without additional driver
– Driver software included for older non-plug-and-play compliant computers


2 responses to “The Lightsnake, Simple Instrument-To-PC Transfers”

  1. dave says:

    It retails for $39.99, according to their message board.

  2. Easy music recording on your computer…

    You can’t record vocals, but the Lightsnake cord ($70) from Soundtech makes it possible to record instrumental tracks on a computer without a sound card. You plug one end of the cord into your instrument and the other into……