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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Warning: Mics and Cables Everywhere! Beware of Snakes!

Just when you thought things couldn’t possibly get messier, it’s time to break out the mic stands and start patching the mics into the mixing console.

One of the cleanest and tidiest solutions to interfacing multiple rooms to the control room is to run a snake from the console to each of the recording rooms. A snake (see Figure 7.13) is a collection of audio cables that have been grouped together to simplify things when two patch points are far apart. All of the ends of the snake are numbered to match the inputs of an input box on the other end, which takes a lot of the guesswork out of patching cables from room to room.

Figure 7.13. An audio snake.

Depending on your miking technique, ...

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