Posted on Jul 09, 2005 11:41 pm
Member Since: Sep 17, 2004
how these units work? im stumped.
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Jul 11, 2005 11:11 am they're just a buncha plugs wired to eachother, basically you plug your ins and outs of your outboard gear to the back side, then you have access to them on the front by using short 'patch cables' you can route your signals to any of your gear...very handy
Jul 11, 2005 07:17 pm Are you only talking about 'normalled' patch bays and stuff diller? cause its gonna take a long time to explain the Whole thing....... for me anyway :p
But hey i can explain 'normal', 'half normal' etc. if thats what you mean?
Jul 11, 2005 07:38 pm i'd like to hear about nomalizing a patchbay....isn't that were you have say your gear patched up and it dosn't break the signal until you plug something into the front of the patchbay....er something like that ay?
Jul 11, 2005 07:51 pm You gots it wyd.
'Normalled', is when there is a direct connection between the Input at the back of the patchbay, and the output at the back of the patchbay. This connection is broken when a patch lead is inserted into either the Insert point OR the Return.
'Half Normalled' is exactly the same, but the connection ONLY BREAKS WHEN A PATCH CABLE IS INSERTED INTO THE RETURN (bottom row on the front).
This lets you make duplicates of the first signal to send to a H/P amp etc. without affecting the recording.
'Parrellel' means no direct connection at all. All patching.
Jul 12, 2005 10:37 am ok.
Since: Sep 17, 2004
I get the plugging into the back all your ins and outs part. and patching them together.
But the nomalled part confused me a little. can you traslate that to idiot language??
Jul 12, 2005 12:13 pm schweet!! i was hoping that's what it was! thanks!
a patch bay has connectors on the front and back side that allow you to access your outboard gear all from one spot, picture an old telephone opportator swiching cables back and fourth to connect/direct phone signals way back when...
normaled means what it sounds like....say all your gear is hooked up to the back side of the patch bay, it will work like 'normal' then say you want to throw your best compressor in the signal path, all ya gotta do is take a very short cable and connect the two from the patch bay.
ya got me?
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