Originally Posted by Audioactive
how are you gonna use the patchbay, what inputs/outputs you want to access throu it??
in the back of the patchbay you phisically connect your equipment to your patchbay, the front, allows you to access your equipment, and to route it the way you want. Setting up a Patchbay in your Home Studio by TweakHeadz lab
here's the easiest way I can think of articulating what I want with my limited knowledge of patchbays:
I have 2 snakes. let's just focus on channel 1 of these two snakes. so we have:
snake 1, channel 1
snake 2, channel 1
I have a few different preamps, let's just focus on 3 of them. so we have:
(we don't need to worry about any more patching at this point because all my pres go into the interface through lightpipe and spdif)
what I want to do is be able to patch snake 1, channel 1 into any of those preamp channels and to be able to patch snake 2, channel 1 into any pre as well.
the real actual scenario:
I have a snake by the drum kit, and a snake in another area. I have 4 nice preamps. when I record drums I want to use the nice preamps on the kick, snare and overheads. a lot of times I'm not tracking drums, in which case I want to use the other snake by the vocal/guitar/etc. area and use the 4 nice preamps. also I want to fairly quickly demo preamps on different mics by patching any given mic into any preamp I have.
to minimize my confusion I would be very much obliged if you could always name the jack your talking about like rear top 1(RT1), or front bottom 25 (FB25). I million thank yous for catering to my confusion and limited knowledge about these things.