A patchbay is one of the most useful tools and investments you can make in your studio, whether you have loads of gear or are just starting out with using compressors, EQs, and preamps. Even a minimalist patchbay setup can save you tons of time and rescue you from a tangle of wires. In this video, Sound Pure pro audio specialist Marc Kuzio goes over the general concept of how to route a patchbay, and explains patchbay configurations that sometimes prove confusing with simple examples, including the differences between a normal and a half-normal configuration.

For more on patchbays, check out our post about how solderless plug-and-ply patchpays changed our life at Sound Pure Studios!