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Boredbrain Music Terminal Half-Normal Patchbay Hub

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The Terminal adds routing flexibility to signal chains of guitar pedal effects, electronic instruments and other audio devices.

  • Easily insert effects into primary signal paths
  • Copy signals using half-normalled patch points
  • Re-route signals to alternate destinations
  • Balanced/stereo TRS connections

Are you playing with your cables more than your pedals? The Terminal adds new routing possibilities to a more permanent setup. Its half-normalled wiring, which is also used in recording studio patch bays, allows an audio signal to pass "normally" and to be copied from the Green SND jack without interruption. However, the signal can also be cut off or replaced by patching into the RTN jack. It's easy to insert effects and re-route instruments without pulling your rig apart.

This simple but very useful design was originally a custom project for musician Tycho, who is using Terminal in his studio and live rigs to quickly patch between sections of pedal and instrument chains. Community interest in the product has led Boredbrain to produce Terminal in limited batches. Each unit is hand-built; from drilling and printing to wiring, soldering and assembling.

Technical Specs

  • Aluminum enclosure
  • 16 x 1/4-in TRS jacks (6.35mm)
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 in
  • Weight: 9 oz (255 g)

Package Contents

  • Terminal pedal
  • Set of 4 rubber stick-on feet
  • User guide
  • Pkg weight: 12 oz (340 g)


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