audio degedration-can someone help?
I've run into a bit of an issue with wiring my studio, and experiencing a degredation in the audio signal. I'm going to do my best to describe the scenario. Hopefully somebody can help and shed some light on what's going on. Okay, here goes.
I've just introduced a DBX patchbay into my studio. Set up looks like this:
Snake from live room in through wall, into Mogami balanced TRS snake, into DBX patchbay. Patchbay routes various preamps such as Gap Pre 73, Focusrite TMP, BLA Auteur, back through Patchbay and out, via Pulsar balanced audio snake, into Tascam 1082.
Here's the issue, since I've introduced the patchbay and the two additional audio snakes to make that happen, I've noticed that I can't get the same signal as when everything was wired direct into the Tascam from the live room. The signal now sounds as if I've run an EQ on the audio, cutting everything below 120 HZ, and cutting all of my mids as well. It's sterile, cold, and absolutely no presence, no matter which preamp i run it through. Even when I chain the signal into my RNLA, it's still cold, sterile, and just nasty.
Does this scenario sound familiar to anyone? Have I introduced something in my signal chain that I shouldn't have?
At any rate, any help that you can offer, or any information about signal flow and patchbays will help tremendously!
Many thanks guys! =)