Patchbay routing question
I bought a cheap Neutrik patch bay so I don’t have to keep unplugging things at the back of the mixer. I don’t have a ton of gear, but I always have one too many things to plug in.
I hooked it all up, but when I plug my guitar into the input (bottom) on the front panel, nothing is sent to the mixer. If I plug it into the output (top), I get a really quiet signal.
But if I plug it into the front panel output (top) , and plug another cable into the input (bottom), then it works just fine. Is this normal behavior?
The patchbay is half-normaled.
Here’s the diagram:
Around the back, I have the output from my guitar pedals entering at the bottom (in), and the patch-cable to my mixer’s input running from the top jack.
I understand how the bay works, and how half-normal routing works. But I also think i might have it hooked up wrong.
The idea is that can just jack straight into the mixer to practice, without firing up all the pedals.