Discussion in 'Patchbays' started by lessthanwill22, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. I am really new to the recording scene and would like some help. I keep hearing about patchbays and have no clue what they are nor do i know what they do. Please help i would realy appreciate it. And would anyone give me some tips on a good recording set-up. I play ska/rock music w/ a horn section (trumpet trombone, sax) and the usual drum bass guitar and vocals and i would like to do some acoustic stuff, i am 14 years old and saving all of my money, money doesnt matter because i will wait as long as possible to get what i need for my recording but anyway if anyone has any tips....

  2. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    this will let you " hook up" all the gear you will have to one convinient spot, and use " patch cables" infron to route the signal the way you like,

    unless you have a lot of gear, you probably don't need one ,

    I posted a link to explain patchbays for you (

    SI hope it helps you understand it more..
  3. Thank you for the help it really helped me to understand it
  4. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    Hey less. you're more then welcome,,

    i was in your shoes, er not 14 lol, but not understanding patchbays about a year ago,,

    still not sure which to use under what situation regarding normalized, etc, but i think more from trying to make decisions on how you'd use the gear in a chain,,

    glad that link could help.

  5. Sanity Inn,
    You seem to know a lot more than me about recording so i ask you for some more help, I have a diagram i made froma suggestion on a setup for recording, take a look please and give me some suggestions and if it is all wrong tell me and if it is possible give me some other suggestions.

  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Gear that is usually "normaled" into the configuration would be, mic pres to converter or recorder inputs, channel and bus inserts and aux sends to reverb inputs and reverb outs to aux returns to a console ... Anything that would normally be patched in on every session ... hence the term, "normaled".
  7. Sorry I Forgot the URL...
    here it is...

    sorry About that

  8. Kurt,
    Thank You , but i am extreamly new at this kind of stuff i know how to set up a PA and i know more about live sound and guitars than i do about recording so i am very confused and know almost nothing about mic pres ,converter or recorder inputs, channel and bus inserts and aux sends to reverb inputs and reverb outs to aux returns to a console are so if you could elaborate with it, sorry

  9. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    Hi lessthan

    i tried to view your pic in link, my eyes aren't that good anymore lol

    again set up with or without a patch bay will depend on how much gear you have and if you plan to change the set up a lot,,

    if you have limited gear, and set it up via cables with no patchbay, and don't plan to change things much, you'll save some money..

    this is another link that should help you understand this world a little better,,,

    use this as guideline for ideas, we're not recomending the gear per say, just the ideas to different set ups and levels involed ,,

    hope you enjoy your trek thru audio land

  10. Sanity,

    Thank you for the link it has really helped so far in my "trek through audio land" as you put it. My understanding is not far greater than it was before.

    Thanks a bunch,
  11. Sorry I meant to say now rather than not, im typing on a lap top and its a pain.

    My bad,

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