Are you sick of reaching around behind your rack to reconfigure your studio flow? It's especially challenging to reach these connections when your equipment is placed against a wall or inside a cabinet. Plus, how frustrating is it when the cables aren't long enough for the new connection you want to make? A patchbay can solve all your problems. No longer do you have to interrupt your creative flow to reconnect a cable. Save yourself the headache of determining which piece of gear is connected to which by running all of your equipment's cables to a centrally located series of sockets known as the patchbay.
With a patchbay, you avoid the hassle of dealing with the mess of cables behind your mixing desk or rack. A patchbay keeps your setup organized and helps you save a huge amount of time. A patchbay is great for tidying your outputs and inputs and bringing them right to the front, where you can easily reach them. Some patchbays are specially created for routing digital electrical signals, optical signals, and MIDI signals.
We carry patchbays in both balanced and unbalanced configurations. However, even if you only own unbalanced gear, you might want to consider purchasing a balanced patchbay, so that you make your studio fully optimized and future-proof. Plus, many balanced patchbays have the advantage of being able to work with unbalanced signals, so you’ll be able to accommodate unbalanced gear too.
Once you get your patchbay all hooked up, your days of crawling behind your rack will be over. It's easy to reroute the signal as necessary, and you can easily split signals. Plus, you'll definitely look like a pro. Our tips for getting the most out of your patchbay? Label your jacks and use color-coded cables when you can for the ultimate in organization.
Still have questions about choosing the best patchbay for your studio setup? Call our Sales Engineers. We have hands-on experience with all manner of patchbays. Tell us what equipment you work with and we'll find one that meets your needs.
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.