I am trying to decide on the best way to easily patch a microphone into different mic pres. I have a couple of reasonably high quality cables leading from my vocal/recording booth into the control room. The back of my rack with the mic pres is not easily accessible (as the control room is somewhat small). One fairly obvious solution would be to use a few shorter cables from the mic pre inputs to an easily accessible place in the control room where I would connect them to the cables coming from the vocal booth. Do I have to expect noticable loss in signal quality by using these "extension cables" ? Is this negligibe in the bigger picture ?
Are there snakes available that you feel comfortable recommending as high enough quality for my purpose ?
A patchbay would, of course, serve the same purpose and present a cleaner solution (without wires dangling around). From what I have picked up on this forum, though, there appears to be a much more significant quality loss to be expected with patchbays unless these are really expensive units ... (?)
Any opinions and help will be much appreciated.