One question regarding Matrix Mixers … Has anyone tried out the Doepfer A-138M? I would like to buy it, but first there’s one thing I would like to know about it … Let me explain …
I have right now the SSR Labs Matrix mixer, which uses the Sinthy style of pins to route the signal. But there’s one problem that I don’t know if it’s shared by all types of matrix mixers or not. To simplify things let’s say that:
I have 4 inputs (1, 2, 3 and 4) and 4 outputs (A, B, C and D).
I connect 1 with A, I get input 1 in output A … Correct!
I also connect 2 with A, so I get 1+2 in output A. Correct! But …
If I connect the 1 with D, I get 1+2 in output D, as they are linked in last step so the share some connection.
Is that normal? Is something to expect in all matrix mixers, or do the have some king of system to avoid the signal to go backwards?
And one more thing … In the SSR LAbs inputs and outputs are labeled as this, but you can actually plug inputs in the outputs as the routing seems to just connect them. By doing so, as they are connected, I get some strange behaviour in the Teletype lights as some voltages are going backwards inside the inputs jacks … I don’t know if it’s clear enough … Sorry for my english …