I have 2 Dbx 900 racks that I would like to test out. There are 5 902 de-essers, 8 903 compressors, and 4 904 noise gates.
I don't have much (any) pro Audio knowledge, however, I do have functioning computer knowledge, and I was wondering if this plan would work. Basically, I would like to run signal through the inputs of each module and see if there is an output. To test these, I was wondering if I could use a 3.5mm audio jack to xlr male adapter, and plug that into a cable that converts XLR female into +, -, and ground connections. Would that work as an input for this?
Next, I would need to find an output. I was thinking doing the reverse, and converting the Dbx's +, -, and ground connections to female XLR, and then to 3.5mm using a male XLR to 3.5mm jack. Would this work for an output?
One question I have is grounding. The inputs and outputs share grounds. Would I connect the ground on both the input and the output to the common ground, or would I leave one unattached?
Anyway, thanks for your help on these stupid questions.