The PATCH System comes equipped with 4 Connectors housed in the front panel of the system. 2 - Inputs (XLR/TRS Combo jacks) and 2 - XLR Output jacks.
These front panel connectors allow a user quickly & easily integrate outside audio equipment or instruments into your recording setup. The front panel connection points are optional use and can be activated/deactivated via using the Flock Audio PATCH APP. The 2 - Inputs (XLR/TRS) are also capable of powering 48v microphones.
BARELY SCRATCHING THE SURFACE...
64 POINT CONNECTIONS (32/32)
32 CHANNELS 48V PHANTOM POWER
2 INPUT / 2 OUTPUT FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS
CREATE, STORE & RECALL ROUTINGS
ADVANCED MULTING CAPABILITIES
MULTIPLE SYSTEM EXPANSION (8 UNIT SUPPORT)
OSX & WINDOWS COMPATIBLE SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE & FIRMWARE UPDATES
SAFEGUARD WARNING NOTIFICATIONS
NO LABEL TEMPLATES REQUIRED
NO PATCH CABLES REQUIRED
FRONT PANEL LED INDICATORS
Three coloured LED Indicators assist the user with visual notifications including...
Host Signal - This LED Illuminates solid Blue when the PATCH System Hardware is connected and communicating with the associated CPU.
48V Front Inputs - This LED Illuminates solid Blue when 48V has been enabled to the Front Input Combo Jacks, notifying the user to not plug or unplug any audio equipment until the the 48V is disabled.
External 48V Warning - This LED Illuminates solid Red when any connected preamp has its 48V actively on, because The PATCH System has its own on-board 48V Power, its not necessary to activate 48V on the connected preamp.
USB-A TO USB-B CONTROL
The PATCH System uses very little CPU processing power to send and receive commands from the hardware. Because of the minimal amount of processing required, the PATCH System works off a USB 2.0 and on-wards compatibility. The design was chosen for a low CPU usage so you can have your system processing working harder for your Interface & DAW rather then devoting a large amount of that processing to routing your analog audio equipment.
DB25 REAR CONNECTIONS
DB-25's/D-Subs create a clean, simple and organized form of connections to the rear chassis of PATCH. Utilizing the standard Tascam Wiring Pinout schematic, any DB-25/D-Sub cable following this wiring format will work seamlessly with your system. For additional flexibility we've added the feature that Inputs & Outputs (31 - 32) will flip from the rear side of the chassis to the front when activated in the PATCH APP. This allows a user to quickly audition other outside audio equipment without disconnecting any already designated hardware connected to the PATCH System.
MULTI-PATCH UNIT EXPANSION
Connect Multiple PATCH Systems together for Expanded I/O Routing Capabilities. When we said 100% analog...we meant it. The PATCH System has no A/D or D/A conversions built in and with that comes no rules either...meaning connections for audio processing is transferred purely through an analog circuitry no digital. Users can connect multiple PATCH Systems together through their existing on-board I/O in many different configurations, whether you do equal Sends & Returns, maybe more sends than returns or even as little or as many connections between units as you require for your analog configurations.
Control these D.A.P's (Digital Analog Passes) right from the PATCH APP, simply drag & drop a Digital Analog Pass in place of your desired signal flow in the App to move your activate signal from one PATCH Unit to the next. Every analog signal coming in or out remains purely Analog getting the most of out of your PATCH Routing system. However, each studio is as unique as its audio engineer, so don't let us tell you how to configure your PATCH setup... you're going to tell us.
UP IN SMOKE NOPE.
Built behind the scenes of the PATCH System is a fully integrated diagnostic monitoring system to ensure your PATCH is running like new under the hood. Because of the complex architecture in each PATCH System, we felt it was important to add this internal feature in to maintain the highest quality out of each PATCH System. When something becomes the centre piece and hub of your recording studio...you want to know that its working the same as the first day you opened the box and so do we.
WE PLAY NICE
Wondering if its possible to integrate a Flock Audio PATCH System into your already existing traditional patch bay setup Of course it is! PATCH's flexible design allows users to configure it into any existing setup and utilize its incredibly versatile and intuitive functionality into your studio! We take no prisoners, only friends! We developed PATCH to be a powerful tool allowing you to use & route your analog hardware with ease... However, we can't make any promises that you won't fall in love with PATCH and wonder how you ever lived without it in your workflow.
Écrire une évaluation à propos du Flock Audio PATCH
7 janvier 2021
At first I wanted to give this an 5-star review and was considering purchasing another one... but the 4 is all is gets from me due to the following:
Pros: Patching between outboard gear is amazing... not only is it quick and easy, but it helps with creativity because there is basically zero effort to switch out, add, or bypass any piece of gear in my studio. Lire plus
Switching is not only easy but also is clean without pops etc. Saving client's projects is so much easier now... I save the flock file to their same project folder (and take a picture of the outboard gear of course as well)
#1) Main complaint that made me reduce the stars was the mic inputs. It is advertised as being able to hook up your microphones directly to the flock and even give 48v phantom power to them if needed...then of course you send it directly into the microphone preamp. I was having problems with white noise... microphone directly in to the preamp - no noise ... through the flock to same preamp - noise.
I found on a gearsluts page that I am not the only one and several people have had the same problem with no rhyme or reason as to which microphone, cable, preamp etc...sometimes works perfect and other times noise. Some have returned the unit due to this problem which I do not want to do because it has had such a dramatic change - not only on my mixing workflow, but also on my finished mixes.
#2) Fan. It is not horrible but I set up the flock close to me as that is where my interface is (I do need easy access to the interface)... and the flock fan goes off every now and then and can be slightly distracting ..(I kept a blank rack space above it as well.) There is a setting to disengage the fan if I only want i to turn on in "emergency" overheating situations, but I am not sure I want the flock always running hot as that would probably shorten its lifespan. I may have to purchase longer db 25 cables in the future to put the flock further away as one doesn't need access to the hardware itself very often.
24 décembre 2019
The Swiss Army knife of your studio
Patch is what I'd call the Swiss Army knife of your studio. The price seems a little bit daunting when you first look at it but I can tell you after owning one for 3 months it is one of the best investments I've ever made for my studio. Its kind of like lays, you can't have just 1. Lire plus