What do I look for in a patchbay? Are there some models you guys can recommend? Reasonably priced for a budding recordist, of course. Give me the RNC of the patchbays! I'm not sure how to figure how many points I need, either. I think 48 would do it--that sure seems like a lot at my stage. My DAW has 2 XLR and 6 1/4" inputs which I believe are unbalanced, would a patch bay allow me to connect, all eight mics at once?