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Patchbays - Normal, Half Normal. Which one and when???
Old 14th May 2006
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Patchbays - Normal, Half Normal. Which one and when???

Hi Guys,

Patchbays, I've always been a bit confused with the normal/half normal concept .
Which one do you use and why? Inserts for example, "Y" cable into the mixer, other 2 ends into rear of the patchbay, patchbay set to... normal, half normal... I'm obviously missing the point so bear with me until the penny drops!

Thanks in advance

Steve
Old 14th May 2006
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fully normalled for mic lines (can't split phantom) and half normalled for everything else is how i do it.
Old 15th May 2006
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Originally Posted by Reptil
Cheers Reptil. Good articals!

I feel a right prick! I've spent my life studying the science of sound and audio equipment trying to learn as much as possiable yet have never grasps a simple patchbay

Cheers mate

Steve
Old 22nd February 2014
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Hal
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fully normalled for mic lines (can't split phantom) and half normalled for everything else is how i do it.
Yes, I think this is the best solution. But my doubt is about the patch where to connect the preamps. Probably it would be good to keep them normalled.
What is the reason to keep them half normalled?
Old 22nd February 2014
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I have it running through my console like the above poster said but pre amps and effects are thru. That way I can patch any pre amp or effect nto any patth anywhere along the chain.
Old 22nd February 2014
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Yes, I think this is the best solution. But my doubt is about the patch where to connect the preamps. Probably it would be good to keep them normalled.
What is the reason to keep them half normalled?
Guess it's a good enough question to raise a 8 year old thread: it's to listen to whatever signal is being modified before it's modified.

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Old 22nd February 2014
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Switchcraft : StudioPatch® Series Bantam / TT Audio Patchbays

These are actually damn cool because they are modular meaning you don't have to buy more than you need to start. Plus they are TT front panel switchable and pre wired to DB25 and Switchcraft is a decent company. I am about to use them for a new setup I am putting together myself
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