@NAJ answered. It looks like a cool unit, I haven’t used it yet, but I have an original PBC unit and it’s great. Ron could move that concept to a rack unit with more capacity for sure. His software work is good too.Where is info on this? I just looked at the official RJM site; has the new matrix switcher not yet been released?
+1, been waiting for an improved/updated true pro line level Switchblade GL for years.I have heard (from a horses mouth) that there is a new updated switchblade GL in the works. To which I returned a list of hair-brained thoughts to add.
Let's cross our collective fingers it does improve. To be fair the SB is old. However, it has never let me down. It is one of the most bullet proof well built devices I have seen. I have no problem working around it's limitations. I, like you, would be happy to see a updated version.
I disagree that there is not a market for matrix switchers. The problem is most folks don't understand what it even is and it is difficult to work with (complex). RJM just released their first recently and I suspect we'll see a rack version. Once you use a matrix you don't want to go back.
I do this all the time in different situations and have no issues or concerns. Use decent cable and you will be fine. The assumption is you are likely running buffered signal this way, but short runs would still not be an issue IMO. You would end up buffering toward the end of the chain anyway.For the RJM rack gizmo it can be ordered with all stereo loops, but the inputs / outputs and all the send / returns for the loops require the use of a Y cable for connecting everything in stereo. Does this make anyone a bit hesitant or is it perfectly fine as long as the cables you use are high quality?
I asked Ron that question and he told me they weren't going that route. Ron additionally said the way the new pbc works is not like the switchblade in some regards. Ron is a great guy but the matrix thing isn't his area of expertise.
I agree. In a rack it won't matter much because your cable length won't be long.I do this all the time in different situations and have no issues or concerns. Use decent cable and you will be fine. The assumption is you are likely running buffered signal this way, but short runs would still not be an issue IMO. You would end up buffering toward the end of the chain anyway.