An interconnection cord that is intended to make a connection between an input and an output of a patch bay or on the panel of a modular synthesizer or semi-modular. Typically these cords are shorter (1 to 3 feet in length) and somewhat less sturdily constructed than cords used to, for instance, connect instruments to a mixer. Because some patches may involved the use of many patch cords, some manufacturers offer sets of patch cords with different colors of insulation, to make visual distinction easier.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.