DAVID TUDOR's audio cables
David Tudor had bags and bags of cables. Each bag carried like cables. For example, one would contain all cable with RCA or 1/4 inch jacks; another would contain any cable with a mini connector on it; etc. More often than not, most of these were used within a single performance, however equipment redundancy was always a practice of Tudor.. These cables had 1/4 inch, RCA, or mono-mini plugs on them. None had TRS or XLR as Tudor didn't use any balanced equipment. Also, many of these cables had a different plug on each end as the connections demanded. For example, Tudor's patching matrix, a key component to his performance set-up, had mini jacks but his processing gear had either 1/4 inch or RCA. The commercial gear had 1/4 inch while the home-brew stuff tended to have RCA. The Tudor mixer of choice, the TEAC Model II, had RCA line inputs and 1/4 inch mic inputs. The outputs were RCA.
Tudor used RCA and mini jacks to conserve space inside the component housing. Anyone who has tried to jam a dozen 1/4 inch (let alone XLR!!) jacks into a small box will understand the problem. Practicality of this type was very characteristic of David's work.
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