I’ve been rewiring my console. I have some TRS patch-bays that I want to do some funky things with. One is to use some guitar pedals as inserts. Even without using a re-amp unit guitar pedals can add cool things to a mix. My patch-bay “which is balanced and half normal” is not totally working as expected. My inserts on my console are not balanced. It is a standard TRS cable with unbalanced send and returns. Some of my outboard works with this through the patch-bay and others do not.
My Manley vari-mu, 1176, API 525, and tonelux modules all play very quietly with no bottom end when running through the patch-bay. I know that I need to use a pseudo-balanced cable to solve this problem. I am not sure exactly what do do about the guitar pedals to get them to work. When I use unbalanced cables on the insert points I get nothing. With some pedals, I can take an insert send using all unbalanced cables to and from the pedal. It will play into another channel if I patch it in but it won’t play back through the insert return.
Any help would be appreciated