Originally Posted by kskwerl
:D while we're on this topic I would love to learn how to make my own interconnects, can anyone point me in that direction?
I hoped to find a ~2 min video on this matter, but I couldn't find it.
Basically you need:
A soldering iron (+- $15)
A soldering clamp station like this: http://www.micromark.com/third-hand-soldering-station,9380.html
And ofcourse the cable parts. I really like the neutrik 3.5mm angled jack plug. But if you're using this, please get a thin cable.
On contrary to popular believe, you really do not need a thick, or silver cable. Especially since these cables are usually much shorter than 1 meter, the resistance of the cable is negligible.
For the soldering, you should know that the solder/tin always flows in the direction of heat. So warm up that piece of cable, and the metal you are attaching it to. Hold the tin against (or very close) to the soldering tip (that is now warming up the cable and attachment piece of the plug), see the tin melt into place, and remove the soldering iron. That's basically it.