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


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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.

pedalboard access points

Each Terminal channel is placed at specific points in the signal chain. New effects can then be inserted at these points, or entire sections can be bypassed using a single cable.

Boredbrain Terminal Pedalboard Access Points

instruments patch hub

Each Terminal channel is a dedicated patch point for an instrument signal on its way to a mixer or DAW. Effects can be inserted into the signal easily, or it can be copied to another channel.

Boredbrain Terminal Instruments Patch Hub

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
  • User guide
  • Sticker
  • Pkg weight: 12 oz (340 g)

Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 5.75 × 3.5 × 3.25 in

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