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Patch bays

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by maxaroo32, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. maxaroo32

    maxaroo32 Guest

    I was wondering if anyone would be willing to explain what they use their patch bay for, specifically. At my university, the patch bay is used to connect the sub-outs to the inputs, but for some reason I'm thinking that there are other ways of connecting things. If I'm wrong, oh well.
    Also, I was planning on purchasing the edirol fa-101 firewire audio interface and was wondering how a patch bay would improve the set-up.
    Any opinions would be appreciated!
  2. johnwy

    johnwy Well-Known Member

    Its the quickest way to connect external audio gear and re-route audio signals to different channels and recorders to the changing specifications of different clients/engineers/projects/songs. The bigger the console (or DAW set up) and the more gear you have, the bigger the patchbay you may have.

    In the case of use with the Eridol, having a patchbay (in front of you) beats having to rewire the unit from the back if you need to modify your set up.
  3. Teco-Teco

    Teco-Teco Guest

    You can read more about this at:




    See some examples here:


    I hope you enjoy it. ;)

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