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Help with first patchbay

I've already spent too many hours on this, but...

I've purchased a 96 point TT patchbay. I've ordered a couple of the db25 sub cables. Before I get too far along, I'd sure appreciate any thoughts/additions/deletions anyone would be willing to add.

Thanks in advance.

CH 1-24

CH 25-48

WZ3 is the Allen & Heath 16:2 WZ3 that I am considering using for OTB summing (bad idea?)

Guitar preamp fx loop to patchbay connection

How would i typically do this?
My preamp is an old mesa boogie studio pre.
It has mono send and stereo return.

I tried connecting the send out to the top row (1) and the stereo returns on the bottom row ( 1 and 2 )
The connection is half normalled. When i patch the signal into an effect unit and return a stereo signal everything is fine. But if i only wanna use the preamp without any effects (just the normalized connection)
it will only be on the left input, obviously because input 2 isn't normalled to anything. I found out that removing

Patchbay Layout


Ive been working on a layout for my first patchbay. Its gonna be a switchcraft or redco with dsub connectors.
Main interfaces is the Zed R16 mixer and the RME UFX. My "studio" is one room only, in my livingroom so its basically just me messing around playing, recording and mixing. Im sharing my layout here in case anyone wants to take a look at it and share some feedback. It would be nice to have other peoples opinion and advice as i have not much experience with patchbays.

StudioPackage- Focal CMS 50's, 35 Ft.RoomSnake, BognerDuende, Vsynth, 96TTPatchbay, Pitbull Mic&more

Package deal can be negotiated or you can buy individually - prices below and Pictures at the bottom.

Bogner Duende Amp with 6v6 version (18 watt) Studio Recording Amp
This amp is about 4 year old. I bought it new from Bogner directly. It only been played it a couple dozen times and put it in storage during a move. It’s been in storage ever since. I just pulled it out fired it up. It is in great condition and sounds incredible!

Need advice on best USB-Midi patchbay

I've got Pro Tools HD Native with an Omni and a HD i/0,running on a Mac Pro 4.1 with OSX 10.8,and I need something USB that will communicate, and be recognized by a Mac so that I can use some of my older MIDI gear.I've got a Roland PCR-800 with USB,but no matter what I try,the Mac doesn't recognize it.It does not show up in my USB profile.

Thanks Rick

patchbay, mixer vs summing mixer

I have three related questions for you.
I was uncertain whether ask for your help or not and eventually decided for this second option, I hope you'll help me focus on relevant facts.

The centre of my production system, with which i used to do soundtrack's songwriting and mixing with a friend/collegue of mine and other audio related
tasks, is based upon a personal computer (windows) and a Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 (8 analog inputs/10 analog outs; 16 ADAT i/o, w.c. i/o etc).

Running snakes to a patchbay

I am in the process of building a studio in my good friends home. The studio is about 900sqft, it has a large live room, 2 iso booths and a large control room. The studio is being built to be as soundproof as possible, double wall construction, two layers of drywall with green glue, etc... The framing is pretty much complete but now I have reached the point of trying to figure out how to best run all of my signals to the control booth. I was considering running different snakes to each room that all end up at a patchbay in the control room.

SPL MasterBay S - The S-Class Patchbay

Looks like SPL is making something similar to the Dangerous Liaison, Check it out:

SPL MasterBay S - The S-Class Patchbay

Traditional patchbays are very useful to distribute signals. However, when it comes to mastering, many engineers wish they had more flexibility: even for experienced users a simple comparison of different processors or processing paths can become a nightmare.

Tape, DAW, Patchbays, Splitters

Here is the deal, I am picking up a very nice 8516b on monday, the rest of my set up is saffire pro 40, digimax fs, la 610 in to pro tools, 2-bus lt and monitor st on the other end.

What I want to do is this
track to tape using the pres in my interfaces
dump into PT
then mix out to my 2-bus back into pt
My issue is this, I don't want to use a patch bay but it looks like I am going to have to. I wish I could just use a splitter AFTER the outputs between the 2-bus and tape machine.

what would you suggest?