How do you test an audio snake?

How do you test an audio snake?

Plug the cable end of the snake into one socket, get a mic cable and plug that into the socket on the snake box and the other end into the cable tester. Check each numbered socket/lead one by one. Usually if their is a problem it will be at one end or the other rather than in the middle of the cable.

How do you test a XLR microphone?


  1. Disconnect the mic cable from the mixer.
  2. Set the Volt/Ohm/Amp meter to read from 0 to 50 volts DC.
  3. Measure from XLR pin 2 to XLR pin 1.
  4. Measure from XLR pin 3 to XLR pin 1.
  5. Measure from pin 2 to pin 3.

How does a digital snake work?

The digital snake solves this problem by converting the analog signal to digital in the stage unit, right where the microphones and other signals are located on the platform. To optimize the signal’s level before it’s converted to digital, the stage unit provides gain adjustments for each input.

What is a stage snake used for?

Rather than sending each individual mic and instrument to the console via their own separate cable, an audio snake is generally used in order to consolidate the audio cables into one big cord. The snake often plugs into a stage box on the stage. A stage box offers a simple patch bay with clearly labelled inputs.

How do I test an audio cable with a multimeter?

Tip to Tip Test

  1. Set the multimeter to resistance (ohms/Ω) and a select a small scale.
  2. Choose a flat wooden surface on which to perform the test. Position both of the cable’s plugs on the table.
  3. Use the probes to touch the tips of the plugs. Place the red probe on one tip and the black probe on the other.

How do I test a microphone with a multimeter?

When measuring the impedance of the microphone using a multimeter, place on probe on one terminal of the microphone and the other probe on the other terminal of the microphone. Because we’re measuring resistance, or impedance, polarity doesn’t matter, so it doesn’t matter which probe is on which terminal.

What’s a digital snake?

An audio snake provides the means to transfer multiple audio sources—such as microphones and electronic instruments—between the platform area and the audio mixing console. Typically, the mixing console is positioned at the rear of the hall, 100 feet or more from the platform.