It occured to me that one can make 10 quality cables for less than what 4 already made cost. I'm good with a soldering iron, so what the hey. Done a couple and they work great, but I want to make sure I'm doing it correctly so I have a few questions. I'm using Mogami cable and Neutrik connects BTW. For balanced XLR cables is it as simple as 1(shield) 2(hot) 3(cold) at both ends OR do i need to solder the shield to the tab that also touches the chasis? I've just been doing 123. Another thing, for the 1/4" cables that connect the analog out of the mic pres to the converter should I use balanced or unbalanced, or does it matter? Thanks!