A DESIGN THAT JUST MAKES SENSE
BEAUTIFUL ON THE OUTSIDE BUT POWERFUL UNDER THE HOOD. THE PATCH HARDWARE MAY APPEAR SIMPLE AND SLEEK BUT COMES PACKED WITH USER FUNCTIONALITY.
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2 COMBO INPUTS
& 2 XLR OUTPUTS
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.
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.
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.
96 POINT EXAMPLE
(INCLUDING 8 SENDS/8 RETURNS)
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.
How the Hardware & Software Integrate.
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.