How to USE A PATCHBAY

I’ve been wanting to do a video on patch bay’s for forever! And It’s finally here!

I got a wonderful patch bay from Redco Audio. It’s a 96pt TT type patchbay. Meaning it takes these little guys (watch video to see the size I’m talking about)- These originally came from the original phone switchboards. They’re a great way to get a lot of connectors into a very small space.

The whole point of a patchbay is to bring all your connections from the back of your rack unit to the front where you can access them easily.

Do you need a patchbay? Well, if you’ve got a degree in piano… probably not, because you already know everything. Also, if you have a small desktop based interface, you probably don’t need one of these.

It’s when you start getting into the bigger interfaces, you start adding 8 – 16 inputs and have a couple of nice pieces of outboard gear that you want to record with, a patchbay makes a lot of sense.

Watch the video above to learn how to use a patchbay!

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Greetings, I'm Glenn Fricker, engineer here at Spectre Sound Studios. I love making records, and after doing it for sixteen years, I want to pass on what I've learned. Featuring tutorials on how to record guitar, bass, real drums and vocals. There's reviews and demos of tube amps, amp sims, drums, mics, preamps, outboard gear, and plugin effects. Everything you've wanted to learn about recording Hard Rock & Heavy Metal can be found right here on my channel! I also respond to your comments & questions: The best make it into the SMG Viewer's Comments series of videos. Loads of fun, lots of laughs. Thanks for reading!

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