updated 05:20 am EDT, Thu September 20, 2007
SoundTech Professional Audio has announced the the LightSnake USB stereo cable, which allows users to plug keyboards, drum machines, turntables or any audio source into a Mac or PC. It features built-in stereo output to allow for real-time monitoring using the included stereo ear buds or any headset or for hooking up to mixers and powered speakers. The device also features an embedded USB-powered analog to digital converter and signal booster, eliminating the need for additional signal conversion devices. It can be used in conjunction with programs like Sony Acid Music Studio and Apple's GarageBand. The cable also features a "Live when Lit" feature that lights up the cable when sound is being transmitted. It includes a stereo RCA to 1/8" adaptor cable, female to female RCA adaptor and stereo ear buds, as well as a stereo 1/8" output jack compatible with powered monitors. The cable is priced at $50.