mixer-01v96 pre-LA610 :wink: Patchbay-1/4" balanced neutrik Heres the sitch: Id like to take the ends of my snake (XLR) in the control room and add 1/4" balanced converters, then patch them into my patch bay. Then id like to take 1/4" balanced to XLR converters and patch them into my patch bay. Theres some feature of this patch bay that if i flip the circuit in the patch bay the patch wont require a patch cable unless i want to patch it to another outboard device. Thats where the LA610 comes in. The LA610's output is connected to the 01v96's line input on channel 9. Essentially i want to run channels 1-8 into the 01v96 without using the LA610, however if i do want to use it on any of those tracks i dont want to have to get behind the mixer and unplug anything. I understand though that which ever channel on the snake i run into the LA610 (through the patch bay) will now be mixed on channel 9 rather than its corresponding input channel. :?: Confused yet? Heres the question: Will i be losing 4dB converting XLR to 1/4" bal into a patch bay and then out of the patch bay 1/4" bal to XLR into the mic pre? If not, is the set-up i described above kosher?