Hello. I am trying to put together a project studio in Paraguay. I got a G4, PTLE + Digi001, and a Yamaha Rev7. I am going to buy a Mackie 1604, a Digimax, stereo comp, and a double channel preamp (presonus mp20). I am thinking about perhaps getting some better preamps not too long from now (api).
I rented an abandoned studio that had some studio furniture in it already, and a patchbay - I don't exactly know which type it is, it's got plugs the size of 1/4 inch...like TTs on steroids...
I have never hooked up a patchbay before, so I am a bit confused about the cabling. The mic lines are coming from the other rooms into the Control room - then into the patchbay - (old setup that is still there) and from there I got 4 cables "coming out" of the patchbay, I guess:
a. xlrs (to go into the console I suppose)
b. a pair of RCA type cables (send and receive, which I get adaptors for to go into the Mackie's inserts???)
c. and another one that used to come out of "d out" of the old console they used to have (direct out?).
What I am confused about is
Question 1: I am confused how the patchbay would route signal that goes in and out of the insert and into the pres of the Mackie? (is this question stupid?)
Question 2: Do I need a Stereo 1/4 inch plug adaptor for the send/receive RCAs? These ones have pointy ends, and not round ends, like the "d out."
Question 3: The analog outs from the Digimax would go over the patchbay aswell? What is the advantage to actually have all the mic lines go through the patchbay?
Last thought: They've had these cables lying around for 2 years without use, and all this was installed in '87. What is the chance of them cables not working correctly anymore, or the cables going through the walls slowly corroding/falling apart?
I am not sure if I even asked the right questions... :roll: