Need to seamlessly connect all of your AV equipment in the recording studio? Then you need a patchbay.
A patchbay is a piece of hardware that routes audio, video or data signals. A vital part of any pro or home recording studio a patchbay allows all studio gear to be centrally controlled by one device, so you never have to climb under your desk again.
Eliminating manual connections, a patchbay can manage multiple devices simultaneously, helping to protect your gear. Imagine what a hard hit all of your studio gear would take if you had to constantly manually plug and unplug connections!
If you’re just starting out with your home recording studio, patchbays might look intimidating with all those inputs and outputs, but once you start using one, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
Designed for budding musicians to professional studio engineers, Bittree’s line of high performance AV patching systems are known for their pro sound quality, reliability and affordability.
In this post we’ll explore Bittree’s top patching solutions for home and pro recording setups:
1. Bittree PS4825F 2X24 TT Audio Patchbay Desktop (1.5RU)
Bittree introduced the PS4825F as the first offering of its ProStudio lineup of audio patchbays. For musicians just starting out this is an excellent entry-level patchbay that is compact, portable and can fit comfortably on a desktop. Designed for the 500 series lunchbox chassis, and featuring DB25 connectors, connectivity becomes super easy. Coupled with a pro mic, a preamp, some soundproofing and an XLR cable, the PS4825F brings everything together to produce studio quality recordings!
2. Bittree PS9625F 2X48 TT Audio Patchbay (1.5RU)
After receiving a tremendously positive response to the PS4825F, Bittree introduced the ProStudio series PS4825F for larger scale setups and commercial projects. Robustly constructed, it meets the needs of a demanding environment and delivers a clean, distortion free path for signal transfer. For normalling, circuits can be configured to full normal, half normal or non-normal and grounding can be set to bussed, isolated, or looped. Bittree prides themselves on military-grade quality by using full-frame TT audio jacks with a less than 0.0001% failure rate, rather than plastic or casted jacks.
3. Bittree PS1625QX ProStudio Audio Pass-Through
Designed for both permanent and mobile studio setups, the PS1625QX 1×16 ProStudio audio pass-through panel gives broadcast and audio engineers as well as home recording studio owners front panel I/O connection access, making connectivity a breeze.
No longer do you have to climb behind racks and sort through a spaghetti of cables!
Depending on your needs, the PS1625QX is available in a variety of connection types including:
Bittree’s patchbay solutions are game changers in the professional and consumer patchbay market. With 40 years behind them, Bittree is one of the leading US-based patchbay manufacturers today — they design, build, test and store all of their patching systems in Glendale, California!
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