Well, it's not very glamourous, but everybody needs a patchbay. And as for the PB48, it is a patchbay that just works, all the time, every time. It comes in two flavors: half-normalled or de-normalled, with 48 1/4" points on the front panel, connected to 48 1/4" points on the rear. The PB48 is a rugged, noise-free, versatile patchbay designed to serve all your patchbay needs, from providing clear and easy access to your mixer and other studio gear, to reducing the wear and tear on their jacks, to facilitating quick and precise rerouting of devices within your studio setup. See, not glamorous, but it works great.