LightLead: Analog Optical Instrument Cable Now £35 GBP / $55 USD

Is it possible to get excited about a new type of musical instrument cable? In this case, when the cable is optical (uses light) with zero capacitance and produces better sound quality, YES it is!  

LightLead hasn’t come to market… yet. We reported on it about a year ago and then reviewed an early prototype version soon after. Toby Pitman (based at Air Studios) loved it, Rik Simpson (producer, Coldplay) reported that the band were using one while recording their latest album… basically, it’s getting stunning feedback.

The LightLead Cable.

The LightLead Cable.



Now, with just 13 days remaining, you can get a LightLead for just £35 GBP / $55 USD via  Kickstarter. This is a limited-time price, so if you’re even just a little bit interested then you should grab it now HERE.

The other exciting news about LightLead is it’s no longer just a guitar or bass cable. Iconic Sound are developing an XLR version so you can use this for vocals and synths. But, I digress. So, why exactly is a music cable which transmits sound via an analog, optical lead better than what we’re already using?

LightLead™ delivers

  • Zero loading
  • Zero Capacitance
  • Zero Micro-phonics
  • 100% isolated from electrical shocks.
  • Consistent & reliable sound.

And to further illustrate the difference between your standard copper cables and LightLead, Iconic Sound have made a couple of videos to help.

Here’s an A/B test with comparisons:

Here’s David Holmes, inventor of LightLead, explaining and demonstrating the effects with an oscilloscope:

Click below if you want to understand more about LightLead or want to support the LightLead kickstarter:


Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & macProVideo. He's built a crack team of professional musicians and writers to create one of the most visited online resources for news, review, tutorials and interviews for modern musician and producer. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional... Read More


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