Looking Glass is an 5 x 5 active patchbay/matrix mixer/switcher for both audio and control voltages. It features:
- 5 inputs (1 through to 5), each with attenuators
- 5 inverted outputs (A through to E) which are 180o out of phase with the inputs
- 5 normal outputs (A through to E) which are in phase with the inputs
- A switch matrix of 25 push on/push off switches and LED status indicators
Any of the 5 inputs can be patched to any of the 5 outputs simply by pressing the corresponding switches. A patched signal will appear at both normal and inverted outputs simultaneously.
A single input can be patched to a single output. A single input can be patched to multiple outputs. Multiple inputs can be patched to a single output. Multiple inputs can be patched to multiple outputs.
The attenuators allow you to reduce the volume of an incoming signal. If you add many inputs to one output you will of course cause clipping (which may or may not be desirable!), the attenuators are your on-board way around this.
Hey Eurokidz! Tired of patch cables? Then throw them all away* and use our nifty Wonderland patchbay/matrix mixer/switcher instead!
*Well, not all of them, obviously.