It is a tube buffered unit...........to be specific, a Dumblelator-type circuit with the reverb hard-wired into its effects loop.
My studio (Pro Tools HD, mixer, rack units) runs at +4 line level, so I have the impedance mis-match problem. So, I need:
(1) A Reamp type of unit on the input, to convert from low impedance to high impedance.
I've come to the conclusion that it is a very individual thing.
I have even read that one should wire a p-bay in that on panel facing you, the upper conns are the outputs of say outboard gear and the bottoms are inputs to same.
For me it is the opposite in my mind:
In on top + Out on bottom just seems more natural, like water flowing.
I am bringing all ins & outs of :
DAW + Interface
Outboard processing gear
i want to patch in my Roland juno keyboard, My Pre strip, my Alesis reverb, and my delay pedal/POD effects unit.
Attached is a PDF of of my proposed patchbay layout.
Please let me know if I'm going about it the right way and please especially comment on the 'un-balanced TS or balanced TRS' cables!!
- sound source via XLR input into desk
- direct outputs from desk to patchbays
- signal after preamp, fx, etc. back into desk via 1/4" jack line input
MOTU 24 i/o
- Inputs via TRS from 'half-normaled' patchbay 'A'
I'd like to wire a 24-channel analog desk to a patchbay for outboard gear and then route it back to the desk.
I wish to record the signals dry during the tracking process but would like to mix OTB and use my outboard gear in conjunction with any plugins. I'd like to use some FX like reverbs just for monitoring purposes during the tracking process.
Per channel the connections are:
Line input - Balanced 1/4"
Monitor Output - Balanced 1/4"
Insert - unBalanced (?) 1/4"
Direct Output - Balance 1/4"
I am currently designing a patchbay in my project studio and want to take the line inputs from the back of the mixer (Mackie D8B) and connect them to a patchbay as well as connect the respective channel mic to an XLR snake which is routed to another room. i.e., all of 12 channels will have a line input cable connection as well as a mic input cable connection.
What are all the pro and cons and options for patchbays?
Is it better to have 2 smaller ones than one big one?
How many are migrating to digital?
I want it have the options to patch my analog gear to either XLR or TRS for each channel. This way it saves me from buying double snakes or extra adapters. What are some really good options?
Here is an image of the rear panel of the MixDream.