Flock Audio, manufacturers of the groundbreaking PATCH Series digitally controlled analog patchbay system, have begun shipping their new hardware unit – the PATCH XT. With 192 digital-conversion-free fully-analog point connections, the PATCH XT is the most comprehensive all-in-one patchbay solution offered by Flock Audio to date and will be available for purchase from Authorized Flock Audio dealers. In addition to unprecedented connectivity, PATCH XT brings brand new features to the PATCH Series, including Sleep/Wake functionality and Audio Detection input metering. Alongside the release of PATCH XT, Flock Audio has also announced the XTH Cable Hanger Accessory, a cable management accessory designed to create a strain relief solution and extend the lifespan of the 24 DB25/D-SUB cables connected to the rear panel of the PATCH XT.
“We’re very excited to begin shipping our highly-anticipated new PATCH Series model, the PATCH XT,” says Flock Audio CEO and Founder Darren Nakonechny. “While the PATCH APP Software (OSX/Windows) has long supported the ability to intuitively combine multiple PATCH Series units, we have heard a strong demand for a self-contained and comprehensive PATCH solution for users who rely heavily on analog gear for their workflows. With 92 ins and 92 outs, the PATCH XT meets the connectivity requirements of many recording studios, broadcast control rooms, and other channel-intensive environments with a single PATCH XT unit. And for users who demand even more connectivity, PATCH APP 3.0 now facilitates the configuring of up to 10 PATCH Series units, satisfying even the most demanding integration needs.”