Thinking that while I have read a boat load of opins on how to wire -route patchbays. I've come to the conclusion that it is a very individual thing. I have even read that one should wire a p-bay in that on panel facing you, the upper conns are the outputs of say outboard gear and the bottoms are inputs to same. For me it is the opposite in my mind: In on top + Out on bottom just seems more natural, like water flowing. I am bringing all ins & outs of : DAW + Interface Mixer Outboard processing gear Keys / rackmount samplers/ Drum machine outputs to the Patch bays I have so that nothing has to be accessed from behind the Desk. I am using shielded snake cables for most of the runs on average very short less than 6-8 ft. The Patchbays are located in a position that there is hardly any repeating back of cable runs. Everything is coming from one area to them and the DAW and Mixer are very close.. As I embark on the Pandora's box task I ask: Are they any issues i should be aware of ?