Following its flagship 64-point Patch system, Flock Audio has announced the digitally-controlled analogue Patch LT for smaller and mid-sized studios. Offering 32 digitally-controlled patch points (16x16) the 1U-high physical system is managed by the accompanying Patch software controller, compatible with both OSX and Windows.

Flock Audio Patch LTPatch LT enables users to control everything directly from the computer, elimiating patching and re-patching of cables physical I/O. Using Patch LT, users can dramatically improve workflow efficiency, while making more informed decisions on equipment choices and sonic preferences.

‘Traditional patchbays have not changed with the times and to this day, depend on what is essentially 150-year-old technology,’ says Flock Audio founder and CEO, Darren Nakonechny. ‘Patch LT fosters experimentation and creativity through a drag-and-drop UI, while easily handling all the basic functions of a patchbay. It does all of this while retaining the purity of the original signal, completely in the analogue domain.’

Patch LT was developed to bring Flock Audio’s technology to a broader user base that includes project studios and small to mid-sized commercial studios. As users’ equipment needs grow and more patch points are required, additional Patch Models may be added. On the rear of the unit are four DB25 connectors, while an XLR combination input/XLR output on the front panel facilitates quick patching of a ‘test’ piece of gear or a DI instrument. Further, built-in phantom power on 16 channels, firmware updates and warning notifications make Patch LT a highly intelligent solution in a minimal footprint.

‘Our Patch LT features the same internal componentry and UI as our flagship model, with a slimmed down I/O count and a very attractive price point,’ Nakonechny adds. ‘The UI meantime means that all routing, equipment choices and creative test patching can be done straight from the computer – this not only accelerates workflow but helps the user hone in on the sounds they really are looking for. In this capacity, Patch LT is much less of a “utility” and can add immediate value in almost any equipment scenario.’

While Patch LT is controlled using a digital UI, the system never converts the signal to or from the digital domain – the entire signal path remains strictly analogue. Additionally, Patch LT does not colour or alter audio signal integrity in any way, so users can make sonic evaluations and decisions based on their own equipment choices and patching scenarios.

Patch LT is shipping now and available for US$1,650.

See also:
Flock Audio Patch System


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