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why might this patch bay not be working as expected?

Post by pixeltarian » Tue May 24, 2011 4:06 pm

so I half normaled the first 10 channels. I not normaled the next 5 columns for patching in the drum snake when needed.

when I break the half normal on channel 1 and feed it to drum snake 1 the cable tester returns this:
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instead of this:
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what am I doing wrong? any ideas? I'm sure this is not the normal reading, right? it should always look like the top figure as far as my current knowledge tells me...
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Post by T-rex » Tue May 24, 2011 5:47 pm

Probably a bad cable or bad solder on channel 1. Is it just channel one? Looks like the cable is shorted. I mean it could be the patchbay itself, but if you haven't checked the cables I would do that first.

Or if channel two works properly, plug those cables into 1 and see what happens. If it works, its cables - if it still shows wierdness at least you have narrowed it down to the patchbay.

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Post by ashcat_lt » Wed May 25, 2011 7:38 am

The patchbay and everything connected to it is balanced and all cables involved are XLR or TRS?

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Post by pixeltarian » Wed May 25, 2011 8:46 am

ashcat_lt wrote:The patchbay and everything connected to it is balanced and all cables involved are XLR or TRS?
i'm going to investigate more when I get home from work. it appears the first channel of the snake is bad. I'm not using 21-24 though so I could just remove the bad channel...
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