The other day I was setting up a sound and lighting system when our 100ft 3pin DMX cable broke. I started thinking and said I would use a line off of the snake to send the DMX signal to the lighting. This just being an assembly in a multipurpose area I used a 8x4 snake and used channel 1 for lighting One of my assistants was setting up sound and I plugged the snake in (Snake:channel) 2:1 3:2 4:3 so on He didn't get the picture and was plugging a mic into channel 1 of the sound board and when he plugged the mic into channel 1 of the snake (lighting) the microphone started making a sound. He screamed for me and asked me to figure out what the problem was. He plugged it in and it started making the sound and I was dumbfounded. Then, suddenly I realized that it was in the lighting channel. I unplugged the mic and ended up not using that particular mic. I haven't tested it yet but I hope the mic still works It was a Shure SM58. What do you think?