I would like to re-wire my patchbay to a TT style patchbay
I currently have mic lines coming into my control room with 1/4" trs male connectors soldered to each line.
I would like to re-wire my patchbay to a TT style patchbay.
Will the db25 style patchbays work for me? Can I cut and solder my current mic lines into a db25 male connector? Will that db25 connector allow for phantom power pass thru?
What do you recommend?
Here's my setup: 28 Mic Lines 24 xlr Mic Inputs TOFT ATB Console 24 1/4" trs Line Inputs TOFT ATB Console 24 1/4" trs Direct Outs TOFT ATB Console 24 Inputs Pro Tools HD 8x8x8 Native 24 Outputs Pro Tools HD 8x8x8 Native 8 Mic Inputs Focusrite 828 8 Line Inputs Focusrite 828 8 db25 Outputs Focusrite 828 4 xlr Inputs API 3124 4 xlr outputs API 3124
Lots of different ways to go here. Looks like you will need two 96 point patchbays to contain all signal paths. How much soldering do you want to do? All of it? Most of my patchbays are hardwired to the back of the patchbay. I see no need for you to make DB-25 connectors for your mic lines at this moment. The only place I see you need DB-25 is for your Pro tools in & out correct? And yes on Phantom Power thru DB-25's. We strap the grounds on the patchbays side for Phantom and the DB-25 knows nothing about it, it just passes the signal. Let me think while I finish off an order…
I'm trying to be lazy and avoid much soldering if at all possible. I would feel more comfortable with something like a mini shorty quick switch if I'm wiring it up myself.
I also have db25 outputs on the Focusrite 828.
I definitely would rather cut off the current 1/4" connectors on my mic lines and make a more stable connection. What do you suggest?
Or we can do anything else you choose. Most guys these days have me build patchbays that already have cables and connectors so they can plug & play. Sounds like you have all the cables you need now.
Oh yea….! I forgot. I do have quite a bit of MOGAMI snakes with E3 connectors that I can let go pretty dang cheap. I sold like two snakes to a guy and forget which snakes those were at the moment… it's 3:19 am and going brain dead... but here is the list below that some of the snakes may match up with what you need…