Percussa micro super signal processor

USB has arrived in the sound world. Just ask Neutrik.

For those of you not in the know, Neutrik is the major manufacturer of sound connectors. Their brilliant XLR/TRS combination jack, finally allowing you to swap mic and guitar/line cables in a single jack, is so popular that most people call it simply a “Neutrik” jack.

Now they’re adding USB. Maybe I’m crazy, but there’s something satisfying about the industrial metal design of this sample I brought back from the Anaheim show. It makes me want to get 7 more and build a USB hub / patch bay for all these USB keyboards and triggers proliferating in my studio. Anyone got some great design ideas?

Also in “breaking connector news,” for anyone who cares: XLR connections that are more resistant to noise and interference, and fiber optic connections that are more resistant to dirt, meaning they might even work here in Manhattan.