I have quite a few USB/Midi controller-like devices. (grid, arc, push, omnichord, music keyboard, typing keyboard, mouse, guitar amp with USB audio interface, a usb microphone, and finally an external sound card)
AND I have quite a few devices that I would like to plug those into. (laptop, norns, teletype, ansible, crow, whitewhale, meadowphysics, earthsea, organelle, desktop occasionally, raspberry pi with pi sound)
AND I love being able to switch controller-host pairings on the fly!
BUT I hate plugging and unplugging my devices frequently because I have big clumsy hands and I end up either scratching up the device or I feel like I wear out the port. (yeah I know I’m being weird)
SO I am thinking about making a patching box using a panel like this:
Mostly wanting to share the idea so I can get thoughts, advice, pointers.
Sorry mods I had no idea where to put this question so I made a topic.