(term) Snake

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    For audio purposes, snake refers to a type of cabling, where multiple lines are enclosed in a larger single shield. The most common use for a snake is for live sound, where microphone leads and monitor mixes are sent back and forth between the front of house mixer and the stage. Obviously it is easier to lay a single 16 or 24 channel snake than to lay each individual line. Snakes are also used in recording studios.
     

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