I will be repatching my small studio this week. To include a following :
16 Mic inputs to the control room.
4 Aux feeds to the floor.
I intend on setting up a self mix option for the artists. Ill provide four mini mixers (Behringer UB802) to the recording floor. Feeding each mixer with 4 audio stems. Each artist (rarely record over 4 at a time) can them tailor thier own foldback mix. They use the built in headphone amp.
Problem Splitting each aux send to the floor x 4
I was wanting to introduce a patchbay. The Behringer PX2000 offers a parralell mode, it takes the input from the top terminal and interconnects it to the remaining three terminals of one module. So I get a 1x3 split. I can take one split and route it to another module and affectively have a 1x5 split. I'll end up using two modules per stem, but thats ok.
This was working out well, till I learnt that the particular patchbay in question has unbalanced interconnects.
I was also hoping to use the patchbay to patch microphones (understanding the perils of the same, but hoping to get lucky). With all sixteen stage feeds coming to the patchbay, and me having the flexibility to route them to whichever pre/DAW input i desire. I do not own a mid/large format 8 Bus console, so this flexibility would be very nice.
What are my best options ? I have now called for a balanced patchbay. This will atleast take care of the mic patching issue. It however does not offer the parallel mode. I can still split using a half normalled configuration, but this would eat up too many modules.
How do i deal with splitting the aux signal x 4. Will a simple cord split into 4 outputs do ? (much like an extended Y cable)
Thank you very much and a very happy new year to all!