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Shaping Sound in the Studio and Beyond: Audio Aesthetics and Technology by Gary Gottlieb

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Patch Bay

When an audio professional wishes to take a signal and send it beyond the console to outboard signal processing gear, amplifiers, or recording devices that are not hardwired to the stereo bus, patch bays are commonly used (see Figure 3.16).

Figure 3.16. While patch bays may seem complicated at first glance, they are actually simple to use and increase a production room’s flexibility tremendously. Photo courtesy of Neutrik.

Patch bays are access points that can interrupt the normal signal flow through a module and give access to the inputs and outputs of every device in a production facility. A patch bay will also provide access to ...

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