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Question about using my AD with a patchbay??
Old 9th March 2005
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Question about using my AD with a patchbay??

Does that sound logical ?? Can I connect the inputs of my AD converter into the patchbay ? IS this a bad idea?? How do you guys usually hook it up ?

I have many types of pre amps, compressors and EQ in my rack and was thinking of Racking them up to keep things organized. Most surely will be needing a Patchbay to re-route all the connections, but I dont know if its a good idea to ad the 16 inputs of my Apogee AD16X to the patch bay ?? Any thoughts or suggestions ? thanks
Old 9th March 2005
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It depends on how you work. You can directly wire your preamps to your AD converter. If you work mostly "ITB" then I'd recommend this way. If you have a lot of outboard FX and synths this way will probably annoy you because you'll have to either re-patch your AD converter when dealing with external hardware, or you just run the outputs of your synths/FX into your preamps.

Or

Just have everything connected to your patchbay. Make sure your patchbay is high quality and take care to avoid ground loops.

It really depends on the amount of gear you have. You can always hardwire 8 channels of pres to the AD converter and patch the other 8 into the patchbay.

Dan

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Originally Posted by exfakto
Does that sound logical ?? Can I connect the inputs of my AD converter into the patchbay ? IS this a bad idea?? How do you guys usually hook it up ?

I have many types of pre amps, compressors and EQ in my rack and was thinking of Racking them up to keep things organized. Most surely will be needing a Patchbay to re-route all the connections, but I dont know if its a good idea to ad the 16 inputs of my Apogee AD16X to the patch bay ?? Any thoughts or suggestions ? thanks
Old 9th March 2005
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Originally Posted by sleepwalker
You can always hardwire 8 channels of pres to the AD converter and patch the other 8 into the patchbay.

Dan
I did not thought of that!!! Very helpfull, thanks alot!
Old 9th March 2005
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all the ins and outs of my rosetta 800 are hooked up to a patchbay.
Old 9th March 2005
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I've got a Nuendo 8 I/O and it's connected to my patchbay. I'm also planning on getting a fireface 800 and that too will be connected to the patchbay.

If you're going the patchbay route, get a good one. AVOID: AP Audio, HOSA, and Neutrik. I've had all of those go bad on me. I recommend Pro-CO, or a high end TT setup. I've got a project patch patchbay setup. BOught it used, but it's great.
Dan

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all the ins and outs of my rosetta 800 are hooked up to a patchbay.
Old 3rd May 2005
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I need help here...

Do you know if I can run AES/EBU signal thru my analog patchbay?

I've read about leaving four patchbay channels unused between the digital signals and the analog signals (http://home.flash.net/~motodata/patchbays/faq.html)...
Any comments...

thank You
Mazaga
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