What audio cable do I need to connect my keyboard to an audio interface?

Multi colored 1/4" jack patch leads pluggin into synthesizer

The cable you need to connect your keyboard to an audio interface, mixer or DI Box will depend on the output connections on your keyboard. Most keyboards will have two mono unbalanced (TS) 1/4″ jack outputs. Some keyboards may have XLR outputs or balanced (TRS) outputs.

If your keyboard has an unbalanced 1/4″ jack output, you will need to use a mono 1/4″ jack instrument cable. (Or 6.35mm in the metric system).

Here’s a couple of our recommendations below;

KabelDirekt Instrument cables

The KabelDirekt instrument cable range offers one of the best value options on Amazon for a mono instrument cable. They are well made and built to withstand heavy use for live gigging and great for studio use too.

They are available in 10ft, 15ft and 20ft lengths.

GLS Audio

If you like a retro ‘tweed’ look then the GLS Audio cable is a thing of beauty. It comes in a 20ft length, so there is plenty of extra length if you’re performing on a big stage, or setting up in a studio space.

Cable Matters

Cable Matters have a handy 2 pack option which is great value for money too. Their cables are available in 3ft, 6ft, 10ft, 15ft and 25ft. Choose the size that suits your needs!

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