The Flock Audio Patch is a digitally controlled analog patchbay with hardware and software components that allow you to control equipment chain routings throughout your studio with flexibility and recall capabilities never before possible — no patch cables required! The hardware consists of a 64-point analog patchbay in a rugged 1RU chassis with I/O arranged on rear-panel DB-25 connectors. Control over patchbay assignments and routings is carried out from Patch App, easy-to-use Mac/Windows software that communicates with the patchbay via USB. In Patch, no audio is ever converted to digital — all channels running through it remain in the analog domain and only the patchbay routings are altered digitally. Patch gives you the advantages of both worlds — pure analog audio with full digital, computer-based control. This allows Patch App routings to be instantly stored and recalled.
The Patch hardware offers a few cool extras. Two input and output connectors, Channels 31 and 32, are located on front-panel 1/4"-XLR combi connectors, so you can instantly patch equipment into your system. These are swappable in software between front and rear panel connectors. And 32 of the Patch’s connections can be supplied with switchable 48V phantom power for microphones that require it. All of this — and more — is controlled through Flock Audio's companion Patch app.
Flock Audio Patch 64-point Digitally Controlled Analog Patchbay Features:
- No patch cables required
- 32 channels of onboard 48V phantom power
- Create, store, and recall routings
- Advanced multing capabilities
- User warning notifications
- MacOS and Windows software compatible
- Achieve complex routings in seconds
- Front-panel I/O on combo jacks
- 64-point rear-panel I/O DB-25 connectors
- Multiple unit expansion
- Software and firmware updates
- USB host control