Ahoy, Sorry for the length of this but I'm totally new to patchbays.
I just started putting together my first series of outboard gear and decided it was time for a patchbay. I bought a few just so I could pick between them because they each had different features. I have a tasca, a furman, 2 behringer px2000's, and a HOSA xlr patch. So, I'm wiring in open mode on the behringer's and I'm not getting signals out of my preamps. So, I decide I must not understand how to properly wire a patch...
I take apart my rack to track down my idiocy and wire things without the snakes I put in the back of my racks just using some spare balanced cables. I'm now getting signal into the snake to my mixer. But, the sound isn't all that full. So, then I plug the pre's directly in the mixer snake and I'm getting a full and nice sound... I've tried every combination of balance/unbalanced/ quarter inch and xlr cables I can think of and every time I get a thin sound when i go through any of the patchbays.
Could this be due to poor internal wiring on the patches? Should I buy better patchbays? If so, what should I buy?