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Old 22nd August 2019
Gear Nut
brendandwyer's Avatar

If i were in your situation, i would invest in patchbays. You would bring all your gear outputs up into the top jacks, and all your gear inputs into the bottom jacks.

With certain gear you want the top and bottom jacks internally connected when nothing is plugged in. This is called Normalled. When a jack is inserted in the top row, the Normal is broken allowing you to patch whatever that gear output is, to wherever else you want to send it.

There are other configurations for patchbays. It will be an expense (patchbays, cabling) but it is the most flexible setup you can have and allows for a faster and easier workflow. The expense can be somewhat mitigated by learning to build your own cables and snakes, but that's a whole other discussion.

Hope that helps.