Here’s a topic to discuss the humble patchbay, how we configure them, what we like about them etc.
It seems I’ve moved studio/configurations enough that I’ve redone my patchbay system once every 8 months for the past couple years. 3 of those dbx48s wired every which way for my hybrid setup.
With my latest move I’ve finally committed to TT/bantam; if the Fedex ♀ is good to me I might have them by the weekend (anyone looking for a variety of TRS cables please hit me up haha).
One of the things I love about a patchbay is when the system flows easily but can quickly reconfigure, to explore.
One of the things that drives me crazy about patchbays is figuring out where to stuff the inevitable 3 or 4 inputs/outputs that don’t fit in the standard over/under because I’ve run out of space.
What’s your theory of patchbay design? Do you use them mostly in record or mix or some other way?