Choose whether to print titles, sockets and cutting guides. Every change is immediately reflected on the screen. Patchbays are actually pretty simple. Probably nothing I can do about it. Never would have done it probably if not for this template.
I had the image of the patchbay removed and had them just replace it with black before printing it. The finished product looks like a whole new patchbay. When display real-estate is limited, the horizontal scrolling of all the editors is synchronised to avoid confusion and keep the relevant data in view at all times. I print the labels on my inkjet using photo paper, mainly for the extra stiffness compared to plain paper. Or, you could use one color for console connections, and another for outboard gear. Functions like Auto Numbering, Auto Lettering, Merging, Borders, Colouring, Normalling and more are all a click away.
Templates are very useful which provides your assistance and guides you through your work. My primary need for a patchbay was that I have more audio processors than auxes to send to them. Simply select the right model from our list of templates and deliver professional looking results to your client quickly and efficiently. Often used when the top row and bottom row are unrelated. A more compact design makes room for more screen real-estate for the main editor. I did that with my Furman patchbay that I have at home.
They were great, arrived next day each time and were considerably cheaper than competitors for cables equal to name brands. Print new perfectly fitting labels for your patchbay just like it deserves! It allows you to quickly connect different pieces of gear together without having to crawl behind them and physically run cables from one unit to the other. See below for an example. Use these to make wiring notes or reminders, instructions to the wiring or installation person, or to keep track of modification and revisions to the design. For years I have tried different ways of labeling patchbays for users and clients. Accurate and consistent prints allow you to make last minute changes on site that the client forgot to tell you about and print new labels on any local printer! Even using different colors for inputs and outputs can help speed things up. I unfortunately didn't have one available when I did it.
I know this is an old thread, but I just developed a program to label patchbays. It wasnt as easy to do as I had hoped. If you have connections on your patchbay that are semi-permanent, normalling allows the signal to pass through without using a cable. There are some things we just need to work out for ourselves. Figuring out all my notes so I can create accurate labels. Excel doesn't give a fuck about printing stuff the exact size it says your columns are.
Thanks for the information on the program from Neutrik. From ptouch labels, to hand written labels, to gaff tape with sharpie. The signal is only broken when a cable is plugged into the bottom row. I have seen it all! Once I had it in front of me I spent a long time thinking about how I wanted everything to communicate and experimented with patching just 2 or 3 things together to check whether each function behaved as I thought it would. My studio almost feels like a big modular synth. Create Custom Patchbay Templates Create your own custom templates and share with other users. You know those old movies where people would make phone calls and speak to an operator? Remember, every patchbay is different.
Generally, patchbays are organized in order of signal flow. Then drill the holes in the label, using the backing material for support. Typically, studio mic lines and channel mic inputs are normalled. Universal support for label printers. Even hybrid studios with only a few pieces of outboard gear can benefit from a patchbay. And when the client comes back months down the line to ask you to print new labels for them because they added a new device to the outboard patch, you can make the amendment in seconds and impress the hell out of them! When display real-estate is limited, the horizontal scrolling of all the editors is synchronised to avoid confusion and keep the relevant data in view at all times.
Not to mention the inserts, auxes and anything else you may need. I attach the labels to my patchbay using rubber cement. Check out his website or say hi on Instagram PunchyKick. For everyone interested here is the link to the page with that Neutrik label program on it. Both notes editors benefit from the same powerful editing and formatting features as the main patchbay editor for rich and clear looking annotations.