East Grinstead photographer and filmmaker Nitsan Simantov. Wedding photography and commercial video production in London and West Sussex.

Convert your HTDZ (or other mono microphone) to stereo with a DIY cable.

WARNING! I am not a qualified electrician or audio engineer! I cannot guarantee the safety of this DIY cable. I am simply sharing my ideas. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

In this video I'm going to show you how to make a high quality custom DIY cable for a total cost of about £6 which will make your mono microphone into a stereo microphone. Well, technically it's dual mono, not stereo. For stereo you need two mics. -But this will still be easier in post and easier to monitor while on the shoot!

Parts used:

Neutrik  XLR connector. LINK

1m long 3.5mm jack (also called TRS) to 3.5mm jack cable. LINK

This should work with any 3.5mm stereo jack and XLR connector. These are the best quality that I know of so that's what I'm recommending. And it's only double the price of getting crap cables.