SoundTech Professonal Audio on Tuesday announced the general availability of the
LightSnake USB, an “intelligent” USB microphone cable that incorporates an embedded analog to digital converter and signal booster. It costs $69.99.
The ten-foot LightSnake cable connects with any standard microphone equipped with an XLR tip and jacks into an available USB slot on a Mac or PC, working without additional driver software on both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9, and various versions of Windows. It’s intended for musicians or podcasters working with XLR-equipped microphones.
The cable features SoundTech’s “Live When Lit” technology — it lights up when sound is being transmitted. The embedded analog/digital conversion chip provides audio signal boost and eliminates the need for other signal conversion devices, as well.