my plan is to get a short one so that i can custom cut the cable lengths that go between my expression and bpm pedals and the Y. what i need to know specifically is, what plugs into the H9 itself- a stereo, or mono plug? i get that they all need to be male. in my case, i want to have the two ends on the Y be female so that (again) i can custom make the male-to-male plugs that will go from my pedals to the Y cable. hopefully that makes more sense. sorry for the confusion.