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breathe

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patchbay labeling methods
« on: December 17, 2010, 09:31:34 am »

Can someone advise me on the best way to label a patchbay?  I've got five 96pt TT patchbays now and I just have all the patch points memorized but if someone besides me wants to work in my studio a clear labeling scheme would probably be in order.

Best,
Nicholas



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pete andrews

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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2010, 02:22:32 pm »

umm...
tape and a sharpie?

the follow up question is:

why do you need to ask this kind of question?


-pete

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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2010, 02:50:26 pm »

you can download labeling sheets from Neutrik site, open them in excel , fill them and then print.
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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2010, 03:04:06 pm »

if you got the redco db-25 to tt bays they also have a template on their site but things like mic-lines 1-48, channel-mic-inputs 1-48, channel-line-inputs 1-48, multi-track-returns 1-48, multi-track sends 1-48, etc are nice and make it easy to read a whole row along with a number for each channel and color coding.

best,
j
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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2010, 03:09:38 pm »

pete andrews wrote on Fri, 17 December 2010 14:22

the follow up question is:

why do you need to ask this kind of question?


-pete


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Tom L

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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 08:13:57 pm »

what brand/model patch bay?

Some have designation strips built in.  In which case I would expected the mfr has a label program or template you can get from their website.

If not, and if space allows, put a 1RU blank panel above and below the patch panel. That'll give you a spot to land labels and in the process, allow some cable clearance inside the rack...if you like that sort of thing.

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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010, 03:11:25 pm »

Use Excel.

Cheers,
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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 04:46:43 pm »

From this room:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/111-1158_IMG.jpg

This patchbay:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/111-1140_IMG.jpg

Printed with Excel.

-Wired thus:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/Patchrear1.jpg


Here's another:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/Patchbay_02.jpg

..Up close:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/Patchbay_01.jpg

From this room:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/MachineRm.jpg

More info:
http://www.prodigy-pro.com/diy/index.php?topic=18481

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MDM (maxdimario) wrote on Fri, 16 November 2007 21:36

I have the feeling that I have more experience in my little finger than you do in your whole body about audio electronics..

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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2010, 04:57:49 pm »

TC 6000#1, TC 6000#2, TC 6000#3  ...
you're killing me Keith

Nice wiring job !
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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2010, 01:32:17 am »

0dbfs wrote on Fri, 17 December 2010 12:04

if you got the redco db-25 to tt bays they also have a template on their site


When I printed from that template, it almost lined up with the actual jacks...close enough to use, but sloppy IMO. Not sure if was a printer problem on my end or if it's just the template...anyone else notice that?

Z

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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2010, 01:42:24 am »

pete andrews wrote on Fri, 17 December 2010 11:22


why do you need to ask this kind of question?


http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/f/28/1101/

Have a look at the middle column the one called "by"...that should clear things up a bit... Razz

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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2010, 11:20:37 am »

Beautiful work Keith. On both sides of the bays.
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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2010, 12:10:41 pm »

Keith, please forgive the dumb question from the never-dun-nuthin-but-recordin-the-rock-bands guy, but...

What sort of facility is that second room you show in the photos?  

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Best, Marcel

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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2010, 12:23:50 pm »

ssltech wrote on Sun, 19 December 2010 16:46

From this room:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/111-1158_IMG.jpg

This patchbay:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/111-1140_IMG.jpg

Printed with Excel.

-Wired thus:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/Patchrear1.jpg


Here's another:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/Patchbay_02.jpg

..Up close:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/Patchbay_01.jpg

From this room:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/MachineRm.jpg

More info:
http://www.prodigy-pro.com/diy/index.php?topic=18481




Now that is a beautiful wiring job mate.
Reposted out of respect.
And don't think I didn't notice those lovely little Langevin EQ's.
Must be a very nice facility.
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Re: patchbay labeling methods
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2010, 02:48:57 pm »

marcel wrote on Mon, 20 December 2010 12:10

Keith, please forgive the dumb question from the never-dun-nuthin-but-recordin-the-rock-bands guy, but...

What sort of facility is that second room you show in the photos?  




Film dubbing stage machine room.

-This is the stage itself:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/ConsolePic.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/SSLtech/ConsoleDark.jpg

-I was just in there a half-hour ago... power supply failure killed a pair of fader motor drive boards. -First major failure we've had on that Harrison board in about 7 years.

Keith
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MDM (maxdimario) wrote on Fri, 16 November 2007 21:36

I have the feeling that I have more experience in my little finger than you do in your whole body about audio electronics..
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