If you want to convert a channel?s insert to a direct output, this cable is the perfect solution. I bought a couple of these to connect my main (Soundcraft) mixer with a second mixer which I use for controlling my in-ear monitoring system. This cable is well-made and I was impressed from the connectors? quality. So if your mixer doesn?t have direct outputs and not enough auxiliaries, and 7 of the performers want in-ear monitor, buy some of these cables to make your life easier!