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Patchbay normaling question
Old 1 week ago
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Patchbay normaling question

I have my interface inputs normaled in my patchbay directly under my outboard pre-amps. I know that I can break that normal patch when I take a cable out of my pre-amp to somewhere else on the patchbay, but my question is that if I want to send a different path into my interface input, do I need to need to switch from normal to thru so that my pre-amp directly above is no longer feeding into it or is this also breaking the signal path?

Thank you, the patchbay is a new addition to my studio and I'm trying to avoid any feedback loops or gear damage.
Old 1 week ago
Not quite sure I actually understand the question but...

In any of the three available modes, inserting a signal to the patch bay INPUT by definition breaks the default (normal, half-normal) signal path.

In half-normal, patching the OUTPUT somewhere else does NOT break the default half-normalled signal path, in normal, it does.

There is no use case where inserting an input does not break the normalled or half-normalled signal flow.

I hope this answers your question.

Good luck.
Old 1 week ago
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i strongly suggest half-normalling most any patchbay so plugging a patch cable into the lower row cuts the connections...
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