Sorry bout that. I have a Soundtracs MRX 32 and the inserts are wired ring send, tip receive. This being my first console, I didn't know that this was less common, so i didn't mention it. Thanks for the heads up.Matt
It think I may have figured it out.In diagram one, regardless of how your board is wired, doesn't the "hot" of the send need to appear at the tip of the jack? So that when you plug any standard piece of gear in, particularly unbalanced, the signal appears at the bay on the tip contact. Yep, I'm pretty sure the red wire on the top jack of diagram one needs to be wired to tip of the jack. That would explain it working at half-inserted. Also, move the normal down to the"tip breaks" contact.
Excluding the outboard gear for now, I came up with this wiring scheme. How does it look to you?Matt
Excluding the outboard gear for now, I came up with this wiring scheme. How does it look to you?
That doesn`t look good to me. If you are plugging in balanced outboard gear (wired connected as normal hot = tip, ring = cold, sleeve = ground on patchbay) you will be leaving the cold pin floating. Your ground (from desk insert) should connect to the ring on the patchbay. With my patchbays I don`t connect to the ground (from the desk insert) to the sleeve on the patchbay at all. I connect outboard gear that is balanced is connected as normal hot = tip, ring = cold, sleeve = ground this seems to work well. If you have some unbalanced outboard gear connect to tip & ring. This way unbalanced or balanced gear will work. I have used this method & have had people comment on how quiet it is.
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