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How did you organize your patchbay?
Old 24th January 2009
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🎧 15 years
How did you organize your patchbay?

I'd like to hear how you guys organized your patchbays.
I'm buying 2 Redco DB25 TT bays and trying to figure out how to best organize the ins/outs.

Here's what I'm thinking:
In the first bay - My typical input signal paths normalled together. The rest of that bay filled with the other pre's and compressors I don't usually use but like to have available.
In the second bay - My typical mix signal paths normalled together. The rest of that bay filled with the other compressors, EQs, effects I don't usually use for mixdown but like to have available.

Is that the norm? Is that whay you do?
Old 24th January 2009
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I think this is a quite personal thing, hard to answer especially when not knowing a list with what you use and how you use it.

Me personally like to see the signal flow from top to bottom:

- pre's out and recorders ins
- recorders outs and desk tape ins
- inserts
- EQs, comps
- desk aux ins and outs, FX ins and outs, tielines, etc.

But that changes completely if you have no desk



Herwig
Old 24th January 2009 | Show parent
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I made the patchbay label templates in MS Word and started typing. I have a console.

bay 1 - studio, iso, cr, and piano room sends (outs) to the top row, the bottom row is pretty empty.

bay 2 - mic pres ins and outs.
It was set up by someone else as top row in and bottow row out! It gets confusing but it works.

NOTE: I would have done it like Dead Poet for bays 1 and 2 if I had not bought the mic pre patchbay intact for cheap.

bay 3 - Redco D-Sub to interfaces and console, left side: PT outs normalled to console ins, right side: PT ins

Bay 4 - console inserts in/out

Bay 5 - extra console stuff (Recording outs, Aux outs, Group Inserts)

Bay 6 - Effects and Compressors

Hope that helps.

Last edited by Kronos147; 24th January 2009 at 08:35 PM.. Reason: The NOTE about DeapPoet's method being the best
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