Normalled connection

A connection, typically on a mixer or patch panel, where the signal path is continuous in the absence of a plug inserted into the signal chain. Usually normalled connections are made via TRS jacks. In a solidly grounded system, inserting a stereo plug half-way into the jack, where the tip makes a connection, but not the ring, would yield an additional channel output, as opposed to a channel insert. In a poorly grounded system, this yields hum. See also breakjack. Called normalized connections in the UK. (verb) Normalling.

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